Berndl, William Joseph, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
737-Rifle NCO
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 737, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
Service Years
1940 - 1944

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Los Angeles

Casualty Date
Jun 17, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section E Site 438

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland6th Marine Regiment
  1940-1940, 0300, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1940-1941, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1941-1942, 0311, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1942-1944, 737, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/American Theater/Defense of Iceland Base
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 17 Jun 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
BERNDL, William J., Cpl 653              SN: 300465
Born: 07 Aug 1923 California
Enlisted: 21 Oct 1940 Los Angeles, California
Died: 17 Jun 1944 (KIA, Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section E, Site 438)
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Oct 1940 Pvt, WRD, San Francisco, Ca. “21, Acc and enl at DHS, Los Angeles, Ca., to RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, MCB, San Diego, CA
Oct 1940 Pvt (Recruit) 2ndRecruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA “21Oct40; 21, jd fr WRD, Los Angeles, Calif.”
Nov 1940 Pvt (Recruit) 2ndRecruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA
Dec 1940 Pvt (Recruit) 2ndRecruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA”6, unqual; 21,to Co “A”, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, Post”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Dec 1940 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, unqual; 21, Jd fr 2ndRecBn, RDep, Base”
Jan 1941 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1941 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
 
A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Brigade (PROV), FMF, MCB, Iceland
Jul 1941 Pvt, A Co, 1stBn, 6th Marines, 1stMarBrig (PROV), Iceland, Base Cmd
Oct 1941 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6th Marines, 1stMarBrig (PROV), Iceland, Base Cmd
Jan 1942 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6th Marines, 1stMarBrig (PROV), Iceland, Base Cmd
A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, At Sea (Wellington, New Zealand)
Jan 1943 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
Apr 1943 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Jul 1943 Cpl, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 Cpl, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)”5-10, on board USS ORMSBY for amphibious training; 23, emb on board USS FELAND, 23-31, on board USS FELAND at Wellington, N.Z.”
Nov 1943 Cpl, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa, Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 Cpl, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.) 12-14, fur.”
Apr 1944 Cpl 653, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.)
Jun 1944 Cpl 653, A Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Saipan, Marianas Islands) “ 17, KIA”
 
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 Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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