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Bambauer. Ferd MIA May 1945

 
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Mary S Taylor



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Bambauer. Ferd MIA May 1945 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Tribune Fri., May 18, 1945
Lt. F. Bambauer Missing, Report
Pacific Grove citizens were shocked to learn Wednesday that Lt. Ferd Bambauer, popular civic leader, had been reported missing in action according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Bambauer. Lt. Bambauer, who was executive officer on the “Davis”, a destroyer escort, last wrote to his wife and daughter, now living in Atlanta, Georgia, April 28. His 38th birthday was V-E day May 8. The sinking of the “Davis” was announced this week by the Navy, but the details were withheld pending further investigation. After his enlistment in 1942, Bambauer became an officer after a course of training for the destroyer escort service. His ship was cited for its part in the storming of Anzio during the Mediterranean campaign. Returning from Europe in November, he visited in Pacific Grove before being assigned to escort duty from an Atlantic coast port. In civilian life, Bambauer had for many years been associated with is father at the Peninsula Auto Parts supply service. A member of the Pacific Grove recreation commission, he and his father had long been instrumental in sponsoring baseball teams in the early days of the Pacific Grove ball park. Scoutmaster of troop 90 for some time, his interest in youth programs was well known. A Pacific Grove volunteer fireman, he was one of the most enthusiastic members of the group. He was also a member of the Lighthouse club and the Masonic order.
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