Wesley Hughes Baker
Born 29 September 1924
Died 21 July 1944
Buried Lynnhurst Cemetery

Private First Class
US Marine Corps
4th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Provisional Marine, Company K

Mother: Mrs. Thelma H Baker, Knoxville

Baker’s unit–3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, assigned to the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade–was one of the lead units in the invasion of Guam, coming ashore on a beachhead in the vicinity of Bangi Point; it appears that he fell during “L-Day,” the first day of the invasion, 21 July 1944.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 September 1924
  • Date of death: 21 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Provisional Marine
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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