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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Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Mindoro was a battle in World War II between forces of the United States and Japan, in Mindoro Island in the central Philippines, from 13–16 December 1944, during the Philippines campaign.

Troops of the United States Army, supported by the United States Navy and U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), made an amphibious landing on Mindoro and defeated Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) forces there. There was no significant opposition from the Imperial Japanese Navy, nor from the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces, except for kamikaze (suicide) attacks on American ships.

The Japanese force in Mindoro was not large, and was eliminated in three days. The Army was assisted in the campaign by guerrillas from the local Filipino population.

The U.S. captured Mindoro to establish airfields there, which would be in fighter range of Lingayen Gulf in northern Luzon Island, where the next major amphibious invasion of the Philippines was planned. Ground-based fighter cover was necessary for this operation. Mindoro could also serve as the advanced base for U.S. troops going to fight in Luzon.
   
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From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 25, 2007
   
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  87 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Colvin, Victor Morgan, F1c, (1944-1945)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Crowley, Art Smith, PO2, (1944-1946)
  • Lachance, Raoul, CPO, (1943-1983)
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