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
   


World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The last obstacle in liberating all of New Guinea island was the Vogelkop Peninsula in Dutch New Guinea. The Japanese resistance on the peninsula gathered at Manokwari, and MacArthur did not wish to contest with this force. Instead, his "hit 'em where they ain't" strategy took the Allied forces to a number of undefended beaches near Cape Opmaria and Sansapor. Like Rabaul, the 25,000 men at Manokwari were now stranded, frustratingly idling uselessly.

In Sep 1944, Allied troops occupied the Halmahera Islands, concluding the New Guinea Campaign. MacArthur was now only several hundred miles from the Philippines. In his memoir, MacArthur attributed to the Allied victory over New Guinea to mobility and the ability to achieve surprise at key confrontations. Additionally, he also insisted that his refusal to deploy military governors over conquered regions helped his command focus on the task at hand. Instead, he brought in Dutch and Australian civil administrators immediately after the area had been deemed secure. "The success of this method was reflected in the complete lack of friction between the various governments concerned", he noted.

Although Allied attention would move toward the Philippine Islands by this time, small pockets of Japanese resistance would continue to fight until late May 1945.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
May 12, 2017
   
Personal Memories
   
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  159 Also There at This Battle:
  • Alumbaugh, Maurice, PO1, (1942-1953)
  • Ballard, Bland Albert, F1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Booth, Robert Douglas, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Colvin, Victor Morgan, F1c, (1944-1945)
  • Cote, Arthur, S1c, (1943-1946)
  • Crawforth, Evan, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Desideri, Gino, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Donaldson, Lyle, MCPO, (1940-1975)
  • Fuller, Leroy, PO1, (1941-1945)
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Gayler, Noel, ADM, (1935-1976)
  • Hazelwood, Denna, PO1, (1942-1944)
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