Brisbane, Howard Pascal, PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, 8th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/8)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Orleans, LA
Last Address
830 Arabella St
New Orleans, LA
(Parents~Mr & Mrs Albert Miles Brisbane)

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: 60 Grave: 11645

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 Tributes from Members  
Corpsman!, Corpsman Down! posted by Daiute, Paul C., HM3 2
Arlington National Cemetery Release the ... posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432
BWI Dignified Transfer Phm3c Brisbane, U... posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432

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 Duty Stations
8th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/8)
  1942-1943, PhM-0000, 8th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Number: 6447186
  Nov 21, 1943, Buried in 8th Marines Cemetery #2, Grave #14
  Jun 28, 2015, Tarwara Cemetery found and excavated by History Flight in June 2015.
  Jun 02, 2016, His remains were Identified and accounted for.
  Jun 09, 2017, Interment Date Arlington National Cemetery
  Jun 22, 2017, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Navy Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Howard P. Brisbane, killed in World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Brisbane was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed a stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded. Brisbane died sometime on the first day of the battle, Nov. 20, 1943. In June 2015, a nongovernmental organization, History Flight, Inc., notified DPAA that they discovered a burial site on Betio Island and recovered the remains of what they believed were 35 U.S. Marines who fought during the battle. Lab analysis, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Brisbane's remains were recovered at that time. Ph3c Brisbane was accounted-for June 2nd, 2016, and will be laid to rest on June 9th, 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1943, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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