Trella, Paul, HA2c

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Last Rank
Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
HA-0000-Hospital Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Apprentice
Primary Unit
1944-1945, HA-0000, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Youngstown
Last Address
Youngstown

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Feb 9, 2008
   
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  94 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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