Aden, Laurent Somers, AM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AM-0000-Aviation Metalsmith
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Metalsmith
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AM-0000, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
AM-Aviation Metalsmith

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cincinnati
Last Address
6424 Kennedy Ave.
Cincinnati, OH

Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
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November / 1943
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November / 1943

Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, located in what is now the nation of Kiribati. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio.

The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance. but this time the 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps. The U.S. had suffered similar casualties in other campaigns, for example over the six months of the Guadalcanal Campaign, but in this case the losses were incurred within the space of 76 hours.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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November / 1943
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November / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  212 Also There at This Battle:
  • BEHRMANN, LOUIS, CPO, (1941-1947)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Freeman, Harold, CMC, (1943-1975)
  • Fuller, Leroy, PO1, (1941-1945)
  • Green, Charles Edgar, PO2, (1941-1945)
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