John Warren Bailey served on the U.S.S. Porter (DD356). He died on 26 October 1942 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
Mother: Mrs. Sarah Jane Hale, Charleston

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On 26 October, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Porter was fatally damaged by a torpedo and had to be sunk by another U.S. Navy ship. It looks like Bailey died in the attack. See:

John W. Bailey is memorialized at the Mount Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Polk County, TN.

  • Rank: Fireman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 June 1921
  • Date of death: 26 October 1942
  • County: Polk
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Porter (DD356)
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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