Brennan, North, 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
1938-1945, EM-0000, USS Phoenix (CL-46)
Service Years
1938 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Reynoldsville, PA
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 10, 1999
 
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona - Phoenix, Arizona
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The last obstacle in liberating all of New Guinea island was the Vogelkop Peninsula in Dutch New Guinea. The Japanese resistance on the peninsula gathered at Manokwari, and MacArthur did not wish to contest with this force. Instead, his "hit 'em where they ain't" strategy took the Allied forces to a number of undefended beaches near Cape Opmaria and Sansapor. Like Rabaul, the 25,000 men at Manokwari were now stranded, frustratingly idling uselessly.

In Sep 1944, Allied troops occupied the Halmahera Islands, concluding the New Guinea Campaign. MacArthur was now only several hundred miles from the Philippines. In his memoir, MacArthur attributed to the Allied victory over New Guinea to mobility and the ability to achieve surprise at key confrontations. Additionally, he also insisted that his refusal to deploy military governors over conquered regions helped his command focus on the task at hand. Instead, he brought in Dutch and Australian civil administrators immediately after the area had been deemed secure. "The success of this method was reflected in the complete lack of friction between the various governments concerned", he noted.

Although Allied attention would move toward the Philippine Islands by this time, small pockets of Japanese resistance would continue to fight until late May 1945.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Dec 6, 2019
   
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  89 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Alumbaugh, Maurice, PO1, (1942-1953)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Donaldson, Lyle, MCPO, (1940-1975)
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Gayler, Noel, ADM, (1935-1976)
  • Trammel, Sydney, PO3
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