Kathan, Fred Eugene, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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[From the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency]

Pharmacist's Mate First Class Fred Eugene Kathan entered the U.S. Navy from California and was attached to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He was killed in action by bomb fragments during the Battle of Tarawa on November 21 when the LVT-1 he was aboard hit a land mine. He was buried on Betio, but after the war his remains could not be identified among those disinterred from the island. Pharmacist's Mate First Class Kathan is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Service number: 3759738

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)6th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/6)2nd Combat Engineer BnUS Marine Corps (USMC)
6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
  1939-1940, HA-0000, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1940-1941, HA-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/6)
  1941-1942, PhM-0000, 2nd Combat Engineer Bn
  1942-1943, PhM-0000, 18th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/18)
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 08, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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