Teehan, James, MUSN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary NEC
MU-0000-Musician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Musician
Primary Unit
1948-1950, MU-0000, USS Fargo (CL-106)
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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Last Address
Brooklyn

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Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau. U.S. Marines of the First Marine Division and later soldiers of the U.S. Army's 81st Infantry Division, fought to capture an airstrip on the small coral island. This battle was part of a larger offensive campaign known as Operation Forager which ran from June–November 1944 in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Major General William Rupertus, USMC—commander of 1st Marine Division—predicted the island would be secured within four days. However, due to Japan's well-crafted fortifications and stiff resistance, the battle lasted over two months. In the United States, it was a controversial battle because of the island's questionable strategic value and the high casualty rate, which exceeded all other amphibious operations during the Pacific War. The National Museum of the Marine Corps called it "the bitterest battle of the war for the Marines".
   
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From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 25, 2007
   
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  154 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Carter, Loyd, PO3, (1941-1945)
  • Catalano, Joseph, PO3, (1943-1945)
  • Cooper, Kenneth Winston, CPO, (1940-1960)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Crowell, Marshall Medford, F1c, (1943-1945)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Easter, Claude, PO2, (1942-1945)
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