Bluhm, Vernon, RdM3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RD-0312-Advanced Shipborne Radar Equipment Maintenance Technician/Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radarman
Primary Unit
1943-1946, AL-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
RD-Radarman

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Bremerton, Washington

Date of Passing
Dec 02, 2007
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback




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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the Allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

The Allies, in order to defend their communication and supply lines in the South Pacific, supported a counteroffensive in New Guinea, isolated the Japanese base at Rabaul, and counterattacked the Japanese in the Solomons with landings on Guadalcanal (see Guadalcanal Campaign) and small neighboring islands on 7 August 1942. These landings initiated a series of combined-arms battles between the two adversaries, beginning with the Guadalcanal landing and continuing with several battles in the central and northern Solomons, on and around New Georgia Island, and Bougainville Island.

In a campaign of attrition fought on land, on sea, and in the air, the Allies wore the Japanese down, inflicting irreplaceable losses on Japanese military assets. The Allies retook some of the Solomon Islands (although resistance continued until the end of the war), and they also isolated and neutralized some Japanese positions, which were then bypassed. The Solomon Islands campaign then converged with the New Guinea campaign.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Oct 22, 2014
   
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  289 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barritt, Frank, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
  • Delchamps, Newton, MCPO, (1941-1965)
  • Dickie, Joseph F., PO1, (1943-1946)
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