Adams, Burton John, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, GM-0000, USS Sigsbee (DD-502)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Vanderbilt, MI
Last Address
1406 E Emerick St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 14, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Vanderbilt Cemetery - Vanderbilt, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500.

For the US, the battle represented both the next step in its island-hopping march to Japan and a significant moral victory because it was the first time the Americans had penetrated the "outer ring" of the Japanese Pacific sphere. For the Japanese, the battle represented the failure of the beach-line defense. Japanese defenses became prepared in depth, and the battles of Peleliu, Guam, and the Marianas proved far more costly to the US.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Apr 10, 2019
   
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  99 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Hetrick, Clarendon Robert, PO3, (1940-1961)
  • Lehner, Gerard, PO1, (1942-1952)
  • Lucas, Charles, PO3, (1942-1945)
  • Marlow, Forest Eugene, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • McBride, Carl Edward, S2c, (1943-1947)
  • Medaglia, Michael, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Smith, Jakie, S2c, (1943-1946)
  • Tingle, Robert, PO1, (1942-1946)
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