Abt, John Bernard, Pvt

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1945-1945, 0311, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment
Service Years
1944 - 1945



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address

Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
May 04, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section E Site 116

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World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry

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Last Known Activity
Pvt. John B. Abt was in the Pacific in November 1944. By April, he was engaged in combat against the Japanese on Okinawa.  He was killed in action by small arms fire on 4 May 1945.

The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, 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 mi  away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland (coded Operation Downfall). 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.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Training School(s) West1st Marine Division, I MEF3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment
  1944-1944, 2nd Infantry Training Bn, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1944-1945, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1945-1945, 0311, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 28, 1944, Service Date and Service Number
  Jun 27, 1945, The Southtown Economist
  Aug 24, 2014, General Photos1
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