William G. Baumeister Jr.

World War II
Service #O-753595
Unit459th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Minnesota
Date of DeathDecember 19 1944
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

1st Lt. Baumeister was listed as missing in action with an Administrative Date of Death of March 16, 1946. His remains were later recovered and identified and is now buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.