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Glen Otis Baker
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Birth: May 20, 1913
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1943, At Sea

Glen served as a Gunner's Mate, Chief, U.S.S. Runner (SS-275), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was originally from San Diego, California.

Glen was declared "Missing In Action" when the Runner was Possibly sunk by a mine North of Hokkaido, Japan during the war. He was awarded the "Bronze Star" and the Purple Heart.

The Runner sank three known ships, totaling 19,800 tons, and damaged three more, for 19,000 tons, on her first two patrols. The Runner patrolled the Palau area on her first war run in February 1943, and all of her sinkings were made here. She sank three medium freighters, and damaged two more. During her second patrol off Hong Kong in the South China Sea, the Runner damaged a freighter.

Service # 2913570 
 
Note: Entered the service from the Canal Zone
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Dec 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121665344
Glen Otis Baker
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Glen Otis Baker
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Glen Otis Baker
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On Eternal Patrol - The Loss of USS Runner (SS-275)
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 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
Purple Heart Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of any opposing armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack or as a result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force. The oldest of our military awar...(Read more)
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 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
The Bronze Star Medal (or BSM) is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces ...(Read more)
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