Glen Otis Baker

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Glen Otis Baker

  • Birth 20 May 1913 Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 1943 At Sea
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 121665344

Having actually gone "Missing" sometime after June 26, 1943 the U.S.S. Runner is believed to have been lost on approximately the above date. The crew was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 2, 1946.

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Husband of Edna Baker who resided in San Diego, California.

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.

The Runner, while on a patrol off the Kuril Islands in northern Japan was declared Missing and was last heard from by U.S. Naval forces on May 27, 1943.

After the war Japanese captured records indicated that she sank the cargo ship Seinan Maru on June 11, 1943 in Tsugaru Strait off Hokkaidō, Japan. On June 22, 1943 Runner was attacked and apparently damaged by IJN naval forces. The Runner was also credited with sinking the passenger-cargo ship Shinryu Maru on June 26, 1943 off the Kuril Islands.

Glen was declared "Missing In Action" when the Runner went missing somewhere in the Kuril Islands, Japan region during the war.

He was awarded the "Bronze Star" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 2913570

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from the Canal Zone

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 12 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121665344
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glen Otis Baker (20 May 1913–11 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121665344, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .