HORACE L. BAYLESS, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||September 11, 1921|
|Date of death:||April 6, 1945|
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
Horace Lomax Bayless
Bay Springs, Mississippi
From Bay Springs, famous for being "somewhere in Mississippi," to the Naval Academy came the big business man of the South. Tall, dark, and "smooth," "Max" came to us with a date book already full. When it came to academics, "Judge" Bayless didn't have to know a thing; he just opened his mouth, and those big words flowed all over the place. He's famous for having more friends and knowing more influential people than any other man in the Academy. But, his specialty is leadership; this has already won for him the coveted position of Regimental Adjutant. He's on the way to the top. We're placing our bets on the southern gentleman from Mississippi. Good sailing, "Max."
Radio Club 3; Model Club 7.
He was a member of the Regimental Staff (1st set).
The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
He was survived by his wife, Mrs Emily Overesch Bayless and has a memory marker in Mississippi.
Horace’s name, along with those of his shipmates lost in the attack, are on the Howorth memorial plaque at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Henry Hamner '43 was also lost in this attack.
William Counts '45 was also in 20th Company.
|Class of 1945|
|Horace is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.|
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