Bailey, Woodrow Wilson, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1944


Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bluefield, Mercer County
Last Address
Petersburg, Virginia

Casualty Date
Aug 21, 1944
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Plot E Row 2 Grave 92

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry9th Infantry Division
  1943-1944, 2162, 9th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry
  1944-1944, 1542, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Woodrow W. Bailey, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944.

Major Bailey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)
Home Town: Bluefield, West Virginia


Woodrow W. Bailey

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: 21-Aug-44
Buried at: Plot E Row 2 Grave 92
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Lt Col. Woodrow Wilson Bailey Son of Wade Hampton and Effie Emily Bailey of Bluefield, WV Died of Wounds received in France on 21 August 1944.

If anyone has any further info on Lt Col Bailey please let me know.
-SSG Davis
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