Reuben Samuel Baggett

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NameReuben Samuel Baggett
Serial Number07358090
Highest RankAviation Ordnanaceman First Class
Service BranchNavy
War/ActionKorean War
Date of Birth4/24/1925
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownDelta County
Date of Death11/6/1951
Place of DeathSea of Japan
Place of BurialSea of Japan
CircumstancesMissing In Action
BiographyMarried with 1 child. Crew member of P2V-3 Neptune patrol bomber of Patrol Squadron 6 (VP-6) at Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan. Was on intelligence gathering mission over Sea of Japan when shot down by Soviet fighters near Vladivostok, USSR on November 6, 1951. Presumed dead the next day, remains never recovered. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
InscriptionPanel: 20, Column: 4, Row: 58
Added to Database6/22/2013
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