Cady, Jr, Stanton, MM3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1946, MM-0000, USS Fremont (LPA-44)
Service Years
1944 - 1946
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Shepherdstown
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 25, 1981
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
My grandfather served onboard the USS Fremont during World War II.  This was, to my knowledge, his only duty station during his tour of service.
   
Other Comments:
The ribbons, medals, and other battle information I have obtained are from the USS Fremont's website.  My information may not be completely accurate since my grandfather passed away many years ago and I do not have full access to data from World War II.  My grandmother shared some of the information she knew; she passed away in 2008.

If anyone has additional and more accurate information concerning the WWII campaigns and awards of the USS Fremont during my grandfather's tour, along with any photos, please send me a copy so this page will be more complete.  Thank you in advance for your help.
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Pacific Ocean between June and November, 1944 during the Pacific War. The United States offensive, under the overall command of Chester Nimitz, followed the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign and was intended to neutralize Japanese bases in the central Pacific, support the Allied drive to retake the Philippines, and provide bases for a strategic bombing campaign against Japan.

Beginning the offensive, United States Marine Corps and United States Army forces, with support from the United States Navy, executed landings on Saipan in June, 1944. In response, the Imperial Japanese Navy's combined fleet sortied to attack the U.S. Navy fleet supporting the landings. In the resulting aircraft carrier Battle of the Philippine Sea (the so-called “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”) on 19–20 June, the Japanese naval forces were decisively defeated with heavy and irreplaceable losses to their carrier-borne and land-based aircraft.

Thereafter, U.S. forces executed landings on Guam and Tinian in July, 1944. After heavy fighting, Saipan was secured in July and Guam and Tinian in August, 1944. The U.S. then constructed airfields on Saipan and Tinian where B-29s were based to conduct strategic bombing missions against the Japanese mainland until the end of World War II, including the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In the meantime, in order to secure the flank for U.S. forces preparing to attack Japanese forces in the Philippines, in September, 1944, U.S. Marine and Army forces landed on the islands of Peleliu and Angaur in Palau. After heavy and intense combat on Peleliu, the island was finally secured by U.S. forces in November, 1944.

Following their landings in the Mariana and Palau Islands, Allied forces continued their ultimately successful campaign against Japan by landing in the Philippines in October, 1944 and the Volcano and Ryukyu Islands beginning in January, 1945.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Aug 19, 2007
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  558 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adling, Richard
  • Barr, John Andrew, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Besson, John Henry, RADM, (1931-1959)
  • Block, Charles John, CPO, (1938-1945)
  • Booth, Robert Douglas, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Brownlow, JD, PO3, (1943-1946)
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