Baker

Survivors of Company B on Tinian, following the Marianas campaign.
Survivors of Company B on Tinian, following the Marianas campaign.

Roster

View individual biographies of the members of Company B.

Skippers

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Earle C. Dunn
December, 1942 –
January 6, 1943
Milton G. Cokin
January 6, 1943 –
October 1, 1944
William A. Eddy, Jr.
October 1, 1944 –
April 10, 1945
Joseph D. Swoyer
April 14, 1945 –
End of War

Casualties

Campaign Landing Strength
(Joined Mid-Battle)
Killed Wounded Sick
(Not Returned)
Total Percent
Namur 194 22 34 0 57 29%
Saipan 222
Joined: 1
26
1
109
0
11
0
146
1
66%
100%
Tinian 136
Joined: 23
3
0
11
2
10
0
24
2
18%
8%
Iwo Jima 214
Joined: 69
28
14
140
29
1
1
169
44
79%
64%

Decorations

Note: This chart only shows decorations awarded for service with Company B, and is a work in progress.
Click on a name to read the citation. Posthumous awards are noted in italics.

                         Navy Cross Silver Star Bronze Star
Namur Alex Haluchak
Fred B. Penninger
Leslie M. Chambers, Jr.
Harold R. Rediske
Paul H. Hoff
Saipan Albert J. Estergall
Robert E. Newbury
Joseph C. I. Boisclair
George F. Claar
William A. Eddy, Jr.
Tinian Joseph C. I. Boisclair
John A. Gilboy
Albert J. Estergall
PFC Kenneth W. Mosty
Richard H. Murphy
Joseph D. Swoyer
Iwo Jima  William A. Eddy, Jr. Jesse T. Betts
Richard H. Murphy
Marvin E. Opatz
Charles F. Aldinger, Jr.
Rondall M. Baird
Francis H. Brucker
Albert J. Estergall
Joseph J. McDermott
Joseph D. Swoyer
Garrison F. Tucker

2 thoughts on “Baker

  1. My Dad, Henry G. Pileckas, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, Baker Company…..is there anybody out there that remembers him? He fought at Guam, Saipan and Tinian and then was sent to Colgate University for Officer Training.

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