Guttman, Paul Dennis, PhoM2c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhoM-0000-Photographer's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Photographer's Mate (WWII)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, PhoM-0000, 4th Marine Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Foreign Language(s)
Hungarian
PhoM-Photographer's Mate (WWII)

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
Brooklyn, NY

Date of Passing
Oct 24, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge


 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page


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Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Eniwetok was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought between 17 February 1944 and 23 February 1944, on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Naval bombardment of Eniwetok began on 17 February, and the 22nd Marine Regiment, commanded by Col John T. Walker, landed on Engebi Island, on 18 February at 08:43 the next day. Resistance was light, and the island was declared secure by 1450, though mopping-up continued through the next day. US losses included 85 dead and missing plus 166 wounded.

Intelligence suggested that the defenses on Eniwetok Island would be heavier than planned, though there was a comparatively preparatory bombardment before the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 106th Infantry Regiment went ashore at 0916 on 19 Feb., followed by the 3/22 at 1425. However, the Japanese soldiers had strong spider-hole positions, plus the Japanese concentrated their forces to the southwest, counterattacking the American flank, which forced the Americans to attack through the night. The island was not secured until 21 February. Americans were killed or missing and 94 wounded.

The mistake was not repeated at Parry Island. The battleships USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania and other ships delivered more than 900 tons of explosive onto the island. The 104th Field Artillery on eniwetok and the 2nd Separate Pack Howitzer Battalions on Japtan provided additional fire support. The 1/22 and 2/22 Marines landed at 0900 on 22 Feb. At 1930, the regimental commander radioed "I present you with the island of Parry", though operations continued through the next day. US casualties included 73 dead and missing plus 261 wounded.
 

 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 24, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  52 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Coggins, Royal Joseph, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Greer, Howard E., VADM, (1941-1978)
  • Rush, Melvin L, PO3, (1943-1947)
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