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Horace Bayless '45

Date of birth: September 11, 1921

Date of death: April 6, 1945

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Horace was lost when a kamikaze struck USS Howorth (DD 592) on April 6, 1945 in the Philippine Sea. The ship survived, but Horace and six others were killed.

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.

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Henry Hamner '43 was also lost in this attack.

William Counts '45 was also in 20th Company.

Class of 1945

Horace is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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