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Alfred Kinnie Barker, III

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 160332115 · View Source
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Kinnie Barker, Jr. who resided in Stratford, Connecticut.

Alfred served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Alfred 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 # 2073775

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Special thanks to ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!


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S2C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: ShaneO
  • Originally Created by: Janice Hollandsworth
  • Added: 1 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160332115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Kinnie Barker, III (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160332115, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .