Bailey, William S, CM1

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
CM-0000-Carpenters Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Carpenters Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1946, CM-0000, USS Missouri (BB-63)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
CM-Carpenters Mate
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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Winchester
Last Address
365 Broadway
Irvine, KY

Date of Passing
May 23, 1973
 
Location of Interment
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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:
Oct 5, 2019
   
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  116 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Coggins, Royal Joseph, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • 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)
  • Seamster, Wilbur Lee, S2c, (1943-1946)
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