Maine, James J, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 0369, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1941 - 1943

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
1404 Astor Street, Chicago, Illinois

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Grave 472

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1941-1943, 521, 1st Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 0369, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  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.
 
   
Comments/Citation
MAINE, James J., Sgt,  521/745/653             SN: 336433
Born: 11 May 1923
Enlisted USMC: Dec 1941 DHS (Home of Record: 1404 Astor Street, Chicago, Illinois)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 472)
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
Dec 1941 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL “Dec41”
1st Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1941 Pvt, 1stRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “Dec41; jdfr CRD, Chicago, Ill.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 1stRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “ 23-30, member Rear Echelon 1stBn, 2dMar. 2dMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines (Reinforced), FMF
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field “1-17, enroute fr San Diego, Calif. to Tongatabu; 18-24, Anchored at Tongatabu, Tonga Is.; 25-31, at sea; 10-13, sk present, ship’s disp”
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “4, emb & 7, sailed fr Espiritu Santo, N.H. via USS FULLER; 9, arr & disemb at Tulagi, B.S.I.; 9-31, In zone of active operations”
Jan 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1, pro.; 1-30, In zone of active operations; 31, emb aboard USS PRESIDENT JACKSON and sailed therefrom.”
Apr 1943 Cpl, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field “6, pro.; Camp McKay’s Crossing, Paekakariki, N.Z.”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Cpl, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) “18-31, temp d in conn w/MP at H&SCo, 2dMar, 2dMarDiv, FMF”
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Wellington, N.Z.)”17, emb on board USS HARRY LEE at Wellington, N.Z.; 17-23, aboard USS HARRY LEE in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, aboard USS HARRY LEE awaiting orders for trans to design place for d in conn w/ 2dMarDiv Opers.”
Nov 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) “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 - 1 star
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal - 2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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