|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1942|
John Clark Baker was inducted from Tennessee. He was a Coxswain in the United States Navy. He was reported as missing in action or buried at sea.
Coxswain John Clark Baker was one of the men that was lost when their ship, the light cruiser USS Juneau CL-52, was sunk by an enemy torpedo on November 13, 1942, following a gallant battle encounter with a superior Japanese force during the Naval battle for Guadalcanal. More than 900 United States Navy seamen and officers lost their lives along with their ship on that fateful day and none of the bodies were ever recovered.
He also has a memorial in the Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Georgia:
John Clark Baker, Jr
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Peggy Ray
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56780986
Kay and Duane Douglass
Added: Jul. 16, 2014
This is "John Clark Baker". 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. John remains "on station" with his ship and his crewmates until "the fina...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 27, 2011
Added: Nov. 23, 2011
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