Cook, Carlton Hubbard, BM2c

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, BM-0000, USS Dortch (DD-670)
Service Years
1936 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Avon
Last Address
Waynesburg, VA

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery - Afton, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 10 February 1945, the USS Dortch sortied in a scouting line ahead of Task Force 58 for the strike on the Tokyo Bay area of 16 and 17 February 1945.

On the following day, the Dortch with the USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD-668) attacked and seriously damaged an enemy picket vessel.  The Dortch received 14 casualties in the action. 

PO2 Carlton Cook died on the early morning of 18 Feb 1945, followng the engagement.
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   


Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
In the Pacific Theater of World War II, the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, from November 1943 through February 1944, were key strategic operations of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps in the Central Pacific. The purpose was to establish airfields that would allow land based air support for the upcoming operations across the Central Pacific. The campaign began with a costly three-day battle for the island of Betio at the Tarawa atoll. The campaign was preceded a year earlier by a diversionary raid on Makin Island by U.S. Marines in August, 1942.
About 4,000 kilometers southwest of the Hawaii Islands, the Marshall Islands represented part of the perimeter of the Japanese Pacific empire. The former German colony was given to Japan after the closure of WW1, and had since been an important part of both offensive and defensive plans of the Japanese Navy. By the end of 1943, Admiral Mineichi Koga of the Japanese Combined Fleet knew the Americans were eyeing the islands, but he could not figure out where they would strike. His difficulties were further complicated by the lack of carrier aircraft, as they were taken away from him in an attempt to reinforce land-based squadrons. With his hands tied, all Koga could do was to send his submarines out as forward observers and order the regional commander in Truk Admiral Masashi Kobayashi to reinforce the island garrisons that were most exposed to American attacks. Kobayashi shifted men to the outer islands of Jaluit, Mili, Wotje, and Maloelap. In total, Kobayashi had 28,000 troops available to him in the Marshall Islands. For a garrison that size ground fortifications were sub-par, but that was rather by design at this stage of the war, for that Tokyo had since decided that the Marshall Islands were to serve only as a part of a delay action campaign. The new defensive perimeter was to be established much closer to the home islands.

American intelligence decoded Japanese messages and detected movements for the outer islands, and decided to change the invasion plans. Unbeknownst to the Japanese, the Americans were now bypassing the reinforced outer islands; they were now directly attacking Kwajalein and Eniwetok.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Oct 6, 2017
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  101 Also There at This Battle:
  • Deschenes, Alfred Joseph, CPO, (1942-1970)
  • Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972)
  • Freeman, Harold, CMC, (1943-1975)
  • Kundrot, Vity
  • Lucas, Charles S., PO3, (1943-1946)
  • McBride, Carl, S2c, (1943-1947)
  • Nicoll, John J., PO2, (1943-1946)
  • Scalza, Louis, PO2, (1943-1946)
  • Smith, Jakie, S2c, (1943-1946)
  • Soucy, Ronald, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Webb, Robert, PO3, (1941-1946)
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