Cloer, Calvin, PO3

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, BM-0000, USS Laffey (DD-724)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Burbank
Last Address
Burbank, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Goleta Cemetery - Goleta, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 2 West- Lot- 12- Space- 4

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Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
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December / 1944
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December / 1944

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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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December / 1944
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December / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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Mindoro

  123 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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