Peart, William Martin, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eureeka, Urah
Last Address
Payson, UT

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Electrician's Mate First Class Peart was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
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Service number: 3684659
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
May / 1942

Description
The Philippines Campaign (Filipino:Labanan sa Pilipinas (1941–1942)) or the Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941–1942 and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces.

The defending forces outnumbered the Japanese invaders by 3 to 2, but were a mixed force of non-combat experienced regular, national guard, constabulary, and newly created Commonwealth units; the Japanese used their best first-line troops at the outset of the campaign. The Japanese 14th Army also concentrated its forces in the first month of the campaign, enabling it to swiftly overrun most of Luzon.

The Japanese high command, believing they had won the campaign, made a strategic decision to advance by a month their timetable of operations in Borneo and Indonesia, withdrawing their best division and the bulk of their airpower in early January 1942. This, coupled with the decision of the defenders to withdraw into a defensive holding position in the Bataan Peninsula, enabled the Americans and Filipinos to successfully hold out for four more months.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
May / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  190 Also There at This Battle:
  • Claybourn, Charles Vance, CWO4, (1940-1950)
  • Cox, Jr., George, ENS, (1941-1945)
  • Demarais, Russell Wilfred, CPO, (1933-1945)
  • Emerick, Kenneth, PO2, (2004-2008)
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