Abbas, John, Cpl

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1942-1943, 0311, I Co, 3rd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (3/21)
Service Years
1942 - 1943



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Renville, MN
Last Address
Renville, MN

Casualty Date
Dec 15, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
Location of Interment
Bethany Reformed Cemetery - Clara City, Minnesota
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French Fourragere

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)21st Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, Golf Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1943, 0311, I Co, 3rd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (3/21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 27, 1942, Service Dates and Service Number
  Aug 02, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had occupied it in 1942. 
In November and December the Japanese emplaced field artillery on the high ground around the beachhead, concentrated in a group of hills along the Torokina River overlooking the eastern perimeter. They shelled the beachhead, targeting the airstrips and the supply dumps. The 3rd Marine Division extended its lines to include the hills in a series of operations that lasted from 9–27 December. One hill, "Hellzapoppin Ridge", was a natural fortress 300 feet (91 m) long, with sharp slopes and a narrow crest that overlooked much of the beachhead. The Japanese constructed extensive positions on the reverse slopes using natural and artificial camouflage. The 21st Marines attacked Hellzapoppin Ridge but were driven off on 12 December. Several air strikes missed the narrow ridge completely. Finally, co-ordinated air, artillery, and infantry attacks resulted in the capture of Hellzapoppin Ridge on 18 December. In the days that followed, the 21st Marines were also involved in fighting around Hill 600A, which was captured by 24 December 1943
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