BAYLIES V. CLARK, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Baylies Clark '30

Date of birth: January 8, 1909

Date of death: May 23, 1941

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:


Loss

"Lt. Clark was killed during bombing practice at sea on May 23, 1941."

Unable to find further details or location of a memory marker. He seems to have been married as of 1931.

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

October 1930

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Burton Doggett '24, LTjg Hilan Ebert '26, ENS William Potts '27, and ENS Robert Haven '30.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Francis Bridget '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), and LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B).

January 1931

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Burton Doggett '24, LTjg Hilan Ebert '26, and ENS Robert Haven '30.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Francis Bridget '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), and LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B).

April 1931

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Hilan Ebert '26, and LTjg Harold Richards '27.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Arnold Isbell '21 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LT Francis Bridget '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Elmer Cooper '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Robert Winters '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), and ENS J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B).

July 1931

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27, LTjg Harold Richards '27, ENS Cleon Felton '31, ENS Edward Allen '31, ENS Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31, and ENS Walter Bailey '31.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg John Waldron '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Elmer Cooper '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg Robert Winters '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), ENS J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), ENS Weldon Hamilton '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), and ENS John Yoho '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B).

October 1931

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27, LTjg Harold Richards '27, ENS John Craig '30, ENS Cleon Felton '31, ENS Edward Allen '31, ENS Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31, and ENS Walter Bailey '31.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg John Waldron '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Elmer Cooper '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg Robert Winters '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), ENS Henry Twohy '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), and ENS John Yoho '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B).

January 1932

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27, ENS John Craig '30, ENS Cleon Felton '31, ENS Edward Allen '31, ENS Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31, and ENS Walter Bailey '31.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg John Waldron '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Elmer Cooper '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg Robert Winters '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), ENS Henry Twohy '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), and ENS John Yoho '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B).

April 1932

Ensign, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Edwin Crouch '21, LT Henry Brandenburger '21, LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27, ENS John Craig '30, ENS Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31, and ENS Walter Bailey '31.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg John Waldron '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Elmer Cooper '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg Robert Winters '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B), ENS Henry Twohy '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), and ENS John Yoho '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B).

October 1932

Ensign, USS Arizona

Others at this command: ENS Robert Coates '30, ENS Charles Palmer, Sr. '31, ENS Lorenz Forbes '31, ENS John Moore '32, ENS Nathaniel Dial '32, and ENS Robert Vandling '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Craig '22 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 3B).

January 1933

Ensign, USS Arizona

Others at this command: ENS Robert Coates '30, ENS Charles Palmer, Sr. '31, ENS John Moore '32, ENS Nathaniel Dial '32, and ENS Robert Vandling '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Craig '22 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 3B) and ENS Lorenz Forbes '31 (Battleship Division 3).

April 1933

Ensign, USS Arizona

Others at this command: ENS Robert Coates '30, ENS Charles Palmer, Sr. '31, ENS John Moore '32, ENS Nathaniel Dial '32, and ENS Robert Vandling '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Craig '22 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 3B) and ENS Lorenz Forbes '31 (Battleship Division 3).

July 1933

Ensign, USS Arizona

Others at this command: ENS Robert Coates '30, ENS Charles Palmer, Sr. '31, ENS John Moore '32, ENS Nathaniel Dial '32, and ENS Robert Vandling '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT James Craig '22 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 3B) and ENS Lorenz Forbes '31 (Battleship Division 3).

October 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg Edwin Kelly '30.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR Ryland Tisdale '15 (USS Lexington), LCDR William Sample '19 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Arthur Farrell '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Lance Massey '30 (USS Lexington), LTjg Victor Gaulin '30 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), ENS Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS Daniel Gothie '32 (USS Lexington), and ENS Edward Worthington '34 (USS Lexington).

January 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg Edwin Kelly '30.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR William Sample '19 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Arthur Farrell '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Lance Massey '30 (USS Lexington), LTjg Victor Gaulin '30 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), ENS Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS Daniel Gothie '32 (USS Lexington), and ENS Edward Worthington '34 (USS Lexington).

April 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR William Sample '19 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LT James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Arthur Farrell '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Lance Massey '30 (USS Lexington), LTjg Victor Gaulin '30 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS Daniel Gothie '32 (USS Lexington), and ENS Edward Worthington '34 (USS Lexington).

October 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LT James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS George Fuller '35 (USS Lexington), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington).

January 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Ranger

Others at this command: LTjg Ralph Smith '26 and LTjg Alfred Tucker, III '31.

Others at or embarked at USS Ranger: LT Robert Bedilion '22 (USS Ranger), LT Hallsted Hopping '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B), LT James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg James McRoberts '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Seymour Johnson '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Alden Irons '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Lorenz Forbes '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg William Sisko '31 (USS Ranger), LTjg William Freshour '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B), ENS William Widhelm '32 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), ENS Earle Schneider '33 (USS Ranger), and ENS Milton Ricketts '35 (USS Ranger).

April 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 1B, USS Ranger

Others at this command: LTjg Ralph Smith '26 and LTjg Alfred Tucker, III '31.

Others at or embarked at USS Ranger: LT Robert Bedilion '22 (USS Ranger), LT Hallsted Hopping '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B), LT James McDonough '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LT Walter Dey '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg James McRoberts '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Seymour Johnson '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Alden Irons '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 3B), LTjg Lorenz Forbes '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg William Freshour '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B), LTjg William Widhelm '32 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), ENS Earle Schneider '33 (USS Ranger), and ENS Milton Ricketts '35 (USS Ranger).

July 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Weldon Hamilton '28 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

January 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Weldon Hamilton '28 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

April 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Weldon Hamilton '28 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS Keats Montross '35 (Battleship Division 4), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

September 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Squadron (VP) 2, Coco Solo, Canal Zone

Others at this command: LT Leonard Southerland '27 and LT Loren Morris '27.

January 1938

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Squadron (VP) 2, Coco Solo, Canal Zone

Others at this command: LT Leonard Southerland '27 and LT Loren Morris '27.

July 1938

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, Coco Solo, Canal Zone

Others at this command: LTjg Clarence Kasparek '32.

January 1939

Lieutenant, Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, Coco Solo, Canal Zone

October 1939

Lieutenant, Patrol Squadron (VP) 12, San Diego, California

June 1940

Lieutenant, Patrol Squadron (VP) 12, San Diego, California

November 1940

Lieutenant, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LT Clair Miller '29, LTjg Robert Isely '33, and LTjg Raymond Moore '37.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT Louis Shane, Jr. '26 (USS Lexington), LT Charles Crommelin '31 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LTjg Robert Fair '33 (USS Lexington), LTjg Clyde McCroskey, Jr. '35 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), LTjg Joel Davis, Jr. '35 (Bombing Squadron (VB) 2), LTjg John Hunter '36 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), LTjg Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), ENS Allan Wussow '39 (USS Lexington), ENS Edward Seiler, Jr. '39 (USS Lexington), ENS Edward Price '39 (USS Lexington), and ENS Willard Sampson '40 (USS Lexington).

April 1941

Lieutenant, Scouting Squadron (VS) 71, USS Wasp

Others at this command: LT John Eldridge, Jr. '27, LTjg Dewitt Harrell '35, LTjg Porter Maxwell '36, LTjg Donald Patterson '37, and ENS Frank Case, Jr. '38.

Others at or embarked at USS Wasp: LCDR Rogers Elliott '22 (USS Wasp), LT John Burke '28 (USS Wasp), LTjg James Fitzpatrick, Jr. '35 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 72), LTjg Mark Eslick, Jr. '35 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 72), LTjg Webster Johnson '36 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 72), ENS Alphonse Minvielle '38 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 72), ENS John Smith '38 (USS Wasp), ENS William Cook '38 (USS Wasp), ENS Lester Wall, Jr. '39 (USS Wasp), and ENS John Nichols, Jr. '41 (USS Wasp).


Class of 1930

Baylies is one of 42 members of the Class of 1930 on Virtual Memorial Hall.