WALTER B. BAYLESS, LCDR, USN
Walter Bayless '36
Date of birth: November 10, 1914
Date of death: May 4, 1943
From the 1936 Lucky Bag:
Walter was listed as missing on May 4, 1943 (and presumed dead on May 5, 1944) in the Pacific after his F4U-1 fighter disappeared after a pre-dawn launch from NAS Maui with Fighting Squadron (VF) 12. His was one of four planes that were lost in this mission.
Memorial Hall Error?
At least one source lists Walter as a CDR; Memorial Hall has LCDR.