Frederick F. Bair, Jr.

NAME
Frederick Franklin Bair, Jr.
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
3859398
HOME OF RECORD
106 Laurel Avenue, Raymond, WA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Rosa Avis Bair
DATE OF BIRTH
~1922
ENTERED SERVICE
December 7, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
HQ/4th Marines
DUTY
Corpsman
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Pharmacist’s Mate Frederick Bair participated in the defense of Corregidor as a corpsman attached to Headquarters Company, 4th Marines.

On the night of 5-6 May 1942, Japanese forces landed on the island and overwhelmed the garrison, which surrendered at 1200 hours the following day. Corpsman Bair was among those killed in the attack. His body was spotted several days after the surrender, lying under a lumber pile beside a water tower at Monkey Point – however, it is not known where, or if, Bair was subsequently buried.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Pharmacist’s Mate, Third Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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