Cranford, Robert Marion, WT1c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1943-1944, WT-0000, USS Houston (CL-81)
Service Years
1932 - 1944
WT-Water Tender
Three Hash Marks

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Little Rock, AR
Last Address
2410 Booker St
Little Rock, AR
(Father~Robert Cornelius Cranford)

Casualty Date
Oct 14, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry



Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States (U.S.) Marine) ground forces. It took place from 7–9 August 1942 on the Solomon Islands, during the initial Allied landings in the Guadalcanal campaign.

In the battle, U.S. Marines, under the overall command of U.S. Major General Alexander Vandegrift, successfully landed and captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base. The landings were fiercely resisted by the Japanese Navy troops who, outnumbered and outgunned by the Allied forces, fought and died almost to the last man.

At the same time that the landings on Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo were taking place, Allied troops were also landing on nearby Guadalcanal, with the objective of capturing an airfield under construction by Japanese forces. In contrast to the intense fighting on Tulagi and Gavutu, the landings on Guadalcanal were essentially unopposed. The landings on both Tulagi and Guadalcanal initiated the six-month long Guadalcanal campaign and a series of combined-arms battles between Allied and Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Oct 14, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  199 Also There at This Battle:
  • Besson, John Henry, RADM, (1931-1959)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
  • Burlingame, Archie, S1c, (1923-1943)
  • Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972)
  • Froze, Francis Donald, Cox, (1941-1945)
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