|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1942, At Sea|
Brother of Mrs. Erma Mary Gay who resided in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Walter served as a Coxswain, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in North Carolina prior to the war.
Walter was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.
The Juneau, in the early morning hours in near pitch darkness, was first struck on the port side by a torpedo causing a severe list. The Juneau, once dawn broke, then tried to return to Espiritu Santo for repairs along with the battle damaged U.S.S. Helena and U.S.S. San Francisco, when the Juneau was again hit by a torpedo from Japanese I-26 causing her to sink.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # 2611888
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56747556
Added: Apr. 6, 2016
This is "Walter Grover Bailey". His rank in the U.S. Navy is "coxwain".In memory and appreciation of a gallant seaman who fought and died with the USS Juneau (CL-52) during the WW II seabattle for Guadalcanal in the Pacific. Walter remains "on station" wi...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 11, 2009