Barker, James Dydley, PhM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, 2nd Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/2)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1907
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
GEBO, WY

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, located in what is now the nation of Kiribati. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio.

The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance. but this time the 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps. The U.S. had suffered similar casualties in other campaigns, for example over the six months of the Guadalcanal Campaign, but in this case the losses were incurred within the space of 76 hours.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 19, 2008
   
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  119 Also There at This Battle:
  • BEHRMANN, LOUIS, CPO, (1941-1947)
  • Carter, Loyd, PO3, (1941-1945)
  • Freeman, Harold, CMC, (1943-1975)
  • Fuller, Leroy, PO1, (1941-1945)
  • Greer, Howard E., VADM, (1941-1978)
  • Lucas, Charles S., PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Lucas, Charles, PO3, (1942-1945)
  • Medaglia, Michael, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Nichols, Monte, CPO, (1941-1947)
  • Seamster, Wilbur Lee, S2c, (1943-1946)
  • Smith, Bill, PO3, (1943-1945)
  • Soucy, Ronald, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Streitenberger, Robert, PO2, (1942-1946)
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