Blevins, William F, HMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1957-1957, HM-0000, USS Sea Robin (SS-407)
Service Years
1944 - 1964
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Five Hash Marks

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Boston
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 25, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)Post 1758, St. Mark S Post
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1758, St. Mark S Post (Member) (Dorchester Center, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
William F. Blevins, 91 of Whitman, formerly of Weymouth and South Boston died September 25 after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John H. and Beatrice M. (Raynard) Blevins. He attended Boston schools and served proudly during WWII in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Boston and was a retired Navy Chief Corpsman. William spent his career in sales for Sears in Quincy and Braintree. He was a Holland Club Award Recipient, a long time member of the Abington VFW and the McKeon Post in Dorchester, the Weymouth Elks, a member of the Castle Island Association, and a member of the Boston Sub Vet's Club. William was also a member in the Top 3 Retired Military. He was an avid bicycle rider, and enjoyed traveling especially to Hawaii and Ireland.

William was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Ronayne) Blevins and is survived by his daughters Kathleen McIver and her husband Paul of Pembroke and Mary Russo of Weymouth. He was also father of the late Janet Dickson. Grandfather of 6 grandchildren; Jeff, Bill, Stephanie, Max, Allison and Andrea and great grandfather of 8. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his friend Jane Murray of Whitman.

Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 2 Maquan St., at the corner of Rte 14 & 58 in Hanson on Sunday from 2-6PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00AM in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1 Maquan St., Rte 14 in Hanson. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester. Donations in William's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Development Office, 50 Congress St., Ste 730, Boston, MA 02109.
   
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New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Morotai, part of the Pacific War, began on 15 September 1944, and continued until the end of the war in August 1945. The fighting started when United States and Australian forces landed on the southwest corner of Morotai, a small island in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI), which the Allies needed as a base to support the liberation of the Philippines later that year. The invading forces greatly outnumbered the island's Japanese defenders and secured their objectives in two weeks. Japanese reinforcements landed on the island between September and November, but lacked the supplies needed to effectively attack the Allied defensive perimeter. Intermittent fighting continued until the end of the war, with the Japanese troops suffering heavy loss of life from disease and starvation.

Morotai's development into an Allied base began shortly after the landing, and two major airfields were ready for use in October. These and other base facilities played an important role in the liberation of the Philippines during 1944 and 1945. Torpedo boats and aircraft based at Morotai also harassed Japanese positions in the NEI. The island's base facilities were further expanded in 1945 to support the Australian-led Borneo Campaign, and Morotai remained an important logistical hub and command center until the Dutch reestablished their colonial rule in the NEI.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
USS Boston (CA-69)


Memories
The ship also took part in the raids on Palau-Yap-Ulithi between 25 and 27 July, as well as the landings on Morotai on 15 September, and the seizure of the southern Palaus between 6 September ? 14 October.

   
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  60 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Colvin, Victor Morgan, F1c, (1944-1945)
  • Cote, Arthur, S1c, (1943-1946)
  • Crawforth, Evan, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Wettstein, Harold, S1c, (1944-1946)
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