Kathan, Fred Eugene, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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[From the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency]

Pharmacist's Mate First Class Fred Eugene Kathan entered the U.S. Navy from California and was attached to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He was killed in action by bomb fragments during the Battle of Tarawa on November 21 when the LVT-1 he was aboard hit a land mine. He was buried on Betio, but after the war his remains could not be identified among those disinterred from the island. Pharmacist's Mate First Class Kathan is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
   
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Service number: 3759738

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  1939-1940, HA-0000, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)

Hospital Apprentice 1st Class

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Unit
NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital) Unit Page

Rank
Hospital Apprentice 1st Class

NEC
HA-0000-Hospital Apprentice

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital) Details

NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO
 


Type
Garrison - Medical Command

Existing/Disbanded
Active

Parent Unit
Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval

Strength
Medical Center

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2018
   
   
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4 Members Also There at Same Time
NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)

Harmon, Robert, CWO2, (1925-1945) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Massey, Earl, PO2, (1940-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Erickson/Massey, Elinore, ENS, (1940-1944) Ensign
Fleet Hospital 6

HUGHES, James, CDR, (1915-1945) Lieutenant Commander

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