Adams, Arthur Wayne, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H&S Co
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 


Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Louis, MO
Last Address
St Louis, MO

Casualty Date
Aug 25, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION C SITE 1247

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predominantly American, landed on the islands of Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands with the objective of denying their use by the Japanese to threaten the supply and communication routes between the US, Australia, and New Zealand. The Allies also intended to use Guadalcanal and Tulagi as bases to support a campaign to eventually capture or neutralize the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. The Allies overwhelmed the outnumbered Japanese defenders, who had occupied the islands since May 1942, and captured Tulagi and Florida, as well as an airfield (later named Henderson Field) that was under construction on Guadalcanal. Powerful US naval forces supported the landings. Surprised by the Allied offensive, the Japanese made several attempts between August and November 1942 to retake Henderson Field. Three major land battles, seven large naval battles (five nighttime surface actions and two carrier battles), and continual, almost daily aerial battles culminated in the decisive Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in early November 1942, in which the last Japanese attempt to bombard Henderson Field from the sea and land with enough troops to retake it was defeated. In December 1942, the Japanese abandoned further efforts to retake Guadalcanal and evacuated their remaining forces by 7 February 1943 in the face of an offensive by the US Army's XIV Corps, conceding the island to the Allies.

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 00
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 0311, Signal Bn MCB San Diego
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H&S Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 13, 1949, Interned in Guadalcanal Cemetery 1942-1949
  Oct 27, 2014, General Photos2
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