Abad, Basil Martinez, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1943-1944, RM-0000, USS Scamp (SS-277)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
RM-Radioman
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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Silver Bell, AZ
Last Address
Tuscon, AZ

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Scamp (SS-277) began her 8th war patrol on 16 October 1944 and was last heard from on 9 November. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was depth charged near Tokyo Bay on 11 November, and that five days after another attack produced a large explosion. This may have been the fate of the Scamp. Radioman 2nd Class Abad was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 6 December 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3813745

Submarine war patrols: USS Scamp (SS-277) - 5th through 8th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
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October / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 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.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
October / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  118 Also There at This Battle:
  • Fulleman, Bob
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Karakehian, Hagop, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Mardigian, Dicran
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