Barnett, Don, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1945-Present, 0331, Missing In Action
Service Years
1944 - 1945

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State of Birth
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1925
 
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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen1


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The Battle of Okinawa was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 miles away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland. Four divisions of the U.S. 10th Army (the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th) and two Marine Divisions (the 1st and 6th) fought on the island. Their invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces. The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of kamikaze attacks from the Japanese defenders, and to the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle is considered one of the bloodiest in the Pacific. Based on Okinawan government sources, mainland Japan lost 77,166 soldiers, who were either killed or committed suicide and the Allies suffered 14,009 deaths (with an estimated total of more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds). Simultaneously, 42,000�??150,000 local civilians were killed or committed suicide, a significant proportion of the local population.

   
Other Comments:
Body Not Recovered
Burial:
Chambers Cemetery
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
   
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Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine DivisionMissing In Action
  1944-1945, 0331, 29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division
  1945-Present, 0331, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
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