Territory Stories

Floyd A Bauer

Details:

Title

Floyd A Bauer

Name

Floyd A Bauer

Also known as

Bauer, Floyd A

Collection

WWII Roll of Honour; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

2021

Place of birth

Los Angeles (USA)

Date of birth

1913-06-20

Place of enlistment

Los Angeles, California (USA)

Date of enlistment

1941-02-26

Occupation

Skilled painters, construction and maintenance

Nation of service

United States of America

Service

United States Army

Unit

148 Field Artillery Regiment - Idaho National Guards

Rank

Corporal

Service number

39152969

Date of death

1942-02-23

Place of burial

Sea

Memorial

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Cultural heritage

American

Honours and awards

Purple Heart

Biographical notes

Floyd A Bauer, Corporal 39152969 was born about 1913. He completed one year of college prior to enlisting on 26 February 1941 at Los Angeles. His occupation was classified as "Skilled painters, construction and maintenance". He was married.

History

Enlisted on 26 February 1941 at Los Angeles. Some of the American troops of the 148th Field Artillery were required to spend the night of 18 February on the Tulagi; when the Japanese attacked on 19 February 1942, these troops fought to stay alive alongside their Australian comrades. Bauer was manning the .50 calibre machine gun of B Battery on the Tulagi. He was wounded in both knees and transferred to the Manunda, where he died of wounds at 12:40 on the 23 February 1942. He was buried at sea the same day at 2:30 pm at Lat. 18°15' S Long. 116° 51' E. Floyd was awarded a Purple Heart, and is memorialised at Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines. He was twenty-eight years old when he died.

Notes

Metadata: Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0; Photo of British cargo vessel Tulagi from Australian War Memorial, Public Domain.

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Bombing of Darwin; Roll of Honour; Northern Territory history; 148th field artillery, Tulagi

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OutsideMarker.JPG [OutsideMarker]

File type

image/jpeg

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Australian War Memorial

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/pubic-domain/pdm

Related links

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/bauer%3Dfloyd [American Battle Monuments Commission]; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=334209&S=9&R=0 [Darwin Raids - Casualty Lists and Enquiries]; https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C251055 [Australian War Memorial : Photograph 304079, Second World War, 1939-1945]; https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/bauer%3Dfloyd [American Battle Monuments Commission]; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=334209&S=9&R=0 [Darwin Raids - Casualty Lists and Enquiries]; https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C251055 [Australian War Memorial : Photograph 304079, Second World War, 1939-1945]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847973 [WWII Military Units : 148 Field Artillery Regiment - Idaho National Guards]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/839211

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/840279


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