Hanratty, Francis, Jr., EM1c

Deceased
 
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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
1942-1945, EM-0000, USS Bennett (DD-473)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Auburn
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 25, 2019
 
Location of Interment
Massachusetts National Cemetery - Bourne, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


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Last Known Activity
Francis' obituary:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=francis-hanratty&pid=194278751&fhid=20771
   
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Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau. U.S. Marines of the First Marine Division and later soldiers of the U.S. Army's 81st Infantry Division, fought to capture an airstrip on the small coral island. This battle was part of a larger offensive campaign known as Operation Forager which ran from June–November 1944 in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Major General William Rupertus, USMC—commander of 1st Marine Division—predicted the island would be secured within four days. However, due to Japan's well-crafted fortifications and stiff resistance, the battle lasted over two months. In the United States, it was a controversial battle because of the island's questionable strategic value and the high casualty rate, which exceeded all other amphibious operations during the Pacific War. The National Museum of the Marine Corps called it "the bitterest battle of the war for the Marines".
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Nov 1, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  203 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Carter, Loyd, PO3, (1941-1945)
  • Catalano, Joseph, PO3, (1943-1945)
  • Cooper, Kenneth Winston, CPO, (1940-1960)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Crowell, Marshall Medford, F1c, (1943-1945)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Easter, Claude, PO2, (1942-1945)
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