Altman, John J, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Fox Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Perth Amboy
Last Address
Perth Amboy

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 12 Site 130

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDMarine Barracks Mare Island, CA2nd Tank Bn2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Mare Island, CA
  1943-1943, 748, 2nd Tank Bn/H&S Co
  1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Fox Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in action 15 June, 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan, Northern Marianas.
   
Comments/Citation
ALTMAN, John J, PFC 745                  SN: 364610
Born: 06 May 1920 Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Enlisted: 19 Jan 1942 DHS, New York, NY
Died: 15 Jun 1944 (KIA, Saipan, Marianas Islands)
Interred: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA (Section 12, Site 130)
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, HQ, ERD, 1700 Sansom Street, Phila., Pa. “19Jan42; 19, Jdenl at DHS New York, N.Y. Tr to MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
12th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 Pvt, 12th RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “19Jan42; 23, jdfr ERD, New York, N.Y.”
Mar 1942 Pvt, 12th RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Marine Detachment, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
Apr 1942 Pvt, MarDet, NP, NYd, Mare Island, CA “Prisoner Guard”
Jul 1942 Pvt, MarDet, NP, NYd, Mare Island, CA “Prisoner Guard”
 
Tank School, FMF, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, TnkSch, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “20, pro (TA)”
Jan 1943 PFC, TnkSch, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “Temp d conn instn Medium Tk Maintenance Course, AFS, Ft Knox, Ky
Apr 1943 PFC, TnkSch, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
 
Corps Replacement Battalion, Transient Center, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, FMF
Jul 1943 PFC, Corps ReplBn, TC, 1st MAC, FMF (Noumea, New Caledonia)”13, to 2nd TnkBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF”
 
Headquarters & Service Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 2ndTnkBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “19Jan42; Fr CorpsReplBn, TC, 1MAC, FMF, 13Jul43, emb on board USS WHARTON at Noumea, New Caledonia; 14Jul43, sailed therefrom, 17Jul43, arr and disem at Auckland, N.Z.; 17Jul43, enroute Wellington, N.Z. 18, jd this command”
 
2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, F Co, 2ndBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “msm.”
Nov 1943 PFC, F Co, 2ndBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 PFC, F Co, 2ndBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii) “745”
Apr 1944 PFC, F Co, 2ndBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii) “745”
Jun 1944 PFC, F Co, 2ndBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands)”745; 16, MIA”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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