Speight, Donald, GMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
GM-0876-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 9&10 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1958-1959, GM-0876, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Service Years
1940 - 1960
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Square Rigger
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Jamaica, Queens
Last Address
Goose Creek, South Carolina

Date of Passing
May 02, 2000
 
Location of Interment
Carolina Memorial Park - North Charleston, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)






Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Mindoro was a battle in World War II between forces of the United States and Japan, in Mindoro Island in the central Philippines, from 13–16 December 1944, during the Philippines campaign.

Troops of the United States Army, supported by the United States Navy and U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), made an amphibious landing on Mindoro and defeated Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) forces there. There was no significant opposition from the Imperial Japanese Navy, nor from the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces, except for kamikaze (suicide) attacks on American ships.

The Japanese force in Mindoro was not large, and was eliminated in three days. The Army was assisted in the campaign by guerrillas from the local Filipino population.

The U.S. captured Mindoro to establish airfields there, which would be in fighter range of Lingayen Gulf in northern Luzon Island, where the next major amphibious invasion of the Philippines was planned. Ground-based fighter cover was necessary for this operation. Mindoro could also serve as the advanced base for U.S. troops going to fight in Luzon.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Jun 2, 2007
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  87 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Colvin, Victor Morgan, F1c, (1944-1945)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Crowley, Art Smith, PO2, (1944-1946)
  • Lachance, Raoul, CPO, (1943-1983)
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