Fitch, Aubrey Wray, ADM

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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1947-1947, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)
Service Years
1906 - 1947
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1883
 
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Date of Passing
May 22, 1978
 
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had occupied it in 1942. During their occupation the Japanese constructed naval aircraft bases in the north, east, and south of the island; but none in the west. They developed a naval anchorage at Tonolei Harbor near Buin, their largest base, on the southern coastal plain of Bougainville. On the nearby Treasury and Shortland Islands they built airfields, naval bases and anchorages. These bases helped protect Rabaul, the major Japanese garrison and naval base in Papua New Guinea, while allowing continued expansion to the south-east, down the Solomon Islands chain, to Guadalcanal.

The Allied campaign, which had two distinct phases, began on 1 November 1943 and ended on 21 August 1945, with the surrender of the Japanese.

Before the war, Bougainville had been administered as part of the Australian Territory of New Guinea, even though, geographically, Bougainville is part of the Solomon Islands chain. The United Kingdom and Germany had traded it for another islands territory which became British rather than German. As a result, the campaign is referred to as part of both the New Guinea and the Solomon Islands campaigns.
   
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From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Dec 16, 2008
   
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  58 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Fulleman, Bob
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Karakehian, Hagop, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Mardigian, Dicran
  • Street, William, CPO, (1940-1946)
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