Hannon, Harold Patrick, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)/E Co
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Scranton
Last Address
410 Luzerne St.
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)2
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)Marine Barracks2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Base (NOB), VA
  1943-1943, 745, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)/E Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.

HANNON, Harold P, Private First Class, 404143, USMC, from Pennsylvania, Honolulu Memorial + HANNON, Harold Patrick, 404143, Co E, 2nd Bn, 8th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 20, 1943, killed in action + HANNON, Harold P., Pfc., USMC. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hannon, 410 Luzerne St., Scranton, Pa + HANNON, Harold P, PFC, 404143, USMC, from Pennsylvania, location Gilbert Islands, date of loss November 20, 1943
 
PFC Harold P. Hannon, killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II, has now been accounted for. Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services. DPAA is grateful to History Flight, Inc., for their partnership in this recovery mission.
   
Comments/Citation
HANNON, Harold P., PFC,  521/745             SN: 404143
Born: 19 Oct 1915 Scranton, Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 03 Jun 1942 DHS (Home of Record: 410 Luzerne Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jun 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "3Jun42; 4, jd fr ERD; 3, enl. DHS, Phila., Pa."
Jul 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "3Jun42; 28, to MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, Va.(FFT)"
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA
Jul 1942 Pvt, BksDet, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA "3Jun42; 28, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC, F.F.T."
Oct 1942 Pvt, BksDet, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA "26, to TTC, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif."
6th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt, 6th ReplBn, FMF, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "3Jun42; 26, Jd fr MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA"
Jan 1943 PFC, 6th ReplBn, FMF, In the Field "3Jun42; 27, CasDet, IMAC"
 
Casual Detachment, Casual & Replacement Battalion, First Marine Amphibious Corps
Jan 1943 PFC, CasDet, Cas&ReplBn, IMAC "3Jun42; 27, jdfr 6thReplBn"
 
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)
Oct 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "18, emb on board USS HEYWOOD at Wellington, N.Z."
Nov 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "20, 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 Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal - 1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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