Hemenway, Darwin Eugene, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
997-Amphib Tractor Crewman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-Present, 1800, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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State of Birth
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1918
 
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World War II FallenDefiance - Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment #758 
  1944, World War II Fallen
  1993, Marine Corps League, Defiance - Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment #758  (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Defiance, Ohio) [Verified]


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Darwin Hemenway of Farmer, Ohio entered the Marine Corps on March 4, 1943. He was one of five sons of the Hemenway family to serve in the military during World War II. Darwin was reported missing in action during the invasion of the Marshall Islands and is presumed dead. In honor of the sacrifice made by Darwin and his family the Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment, #758, Defiance, Ohio, Department of Ohio Marine Corps League established the Darwin Hemenway Memorial scholarship fund in his name in 1993.

HEMENWAY, Darwin E, PFC, 832022, USMC, from Ohio, location Marshall Islands, date of loss January 31, 1944 + HEMENWAY, Darwin E, Private First Class, 832022, USMC, from Ohio, Honolulu Memorial + HEMENWAY, Darwin Eugene, 832022, Co A, 11th Amph Trac Bn, 4th Ma rDiv, FMF, Marshall Is, February 1, 1945, killed in action + HEMENWAY, Darwin E., Pfc., USMC. Wife, Mrs. Darwin E. Hemenway, Edon, Ohio

Body Not Recovered

Burial (in Memory Marker):
Edon Florence Twp. Cemetery
Edon
Williams County
Ohio, USA
   
Other Comments:
PFC Darwin E HEMENWAY was crewman of an amphibian tractor of Company A, 11th Amphibian Tractor Battalion that hit a coral reef during the landing on Ennuebing (Jacob) Island and was lost at sea on January 31, 1944. Lost along with him were the other crewman, PFC Ralph A CARBERRY, Pvt Abdow ABRAHAM and four (4) Marines of Battery G, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division.

Darwin's brother, PFC Arthur Hemenway, Company A, 393rd Infantry, 99th Division, U.S Army, was KIA 12/17/1944 in Belgium. He was shot/executed after his capture at the Battle of the Bulge.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Motor Transport SchoolUSMC (United States Marine Corps)Missing In Action
  1943-1943, 3500, Motor Transport School
  1943-1943, 3500, Marine Corps Depot San Francisco
  1943-1944, 997, 11th Amtrac Bn
  1944-Present, 1800, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
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