Wilder D. Baker
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|Wilder DuPuy Baker|
July 22, 1890|
|Died||November 10, 1975
Bay City, Michigan
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1910-1952|
|Commands held||USS North Carolina|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Legion of Merit
Wilder DuPuy Baker was born on July 22, 1890 in Topeka, Kansas as a son of local newspaperman and grandson of Topeka editor Floyd Perry Baker. He attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 1914 with the rank of Ensign. Baker subsequently attended the Submarine School in New London, Connecticut, where he was trained in submarine warfare.
He was a companion of the Naval Order of the United States (insignia number 3022).
|Submarine Warfare insignia|
|1st Row||Navy Cross||Silver Star||Legion of Merit with "V" Device|
|2nd Row||Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device||Navy Presidential Unit Citation with one star||Navy Unit Citation|
|3rd Row||World War I Victory Medal with Escort Clasp||Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal||American Defense Service Medal with Atlantic Clasp|
|4th Row||American Campaign Medal||Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one silver and one bronze service stars||World War II Victory Medal|
|5th Row||Navy Occupation Service Medal||National Defense Service Medal||Philippine Liberation Medal with two stars|
- "Wilder D. Baker". Militarytimes.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013.