Kaddatz, Wilbert Arthur, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
504-Ammunition Carrier
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Primary Unit
1943-1943, 504, D Co, 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
4447 N. Bernard Street
Chicago, Illinois

Casualty Date
Nov 22, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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 Official Badges 

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2nd Division Medal

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
  1942-1942, 521, 6th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1942-1943, 521, 8th Replacement Draft
  1943-1943, 504, D Co, 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 22 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.

KADDATZ, Wilbert A, Private First Class, 447889, USMC, from Illinois, Honolulu Memorial + KADDATZ, Wilbert A, PFC, 447889, USMC, from Illinois, location Gilbert Islands, date of loss November 22, 1943 + KADDATZ, Wilbert Arthur, 447889, CoD, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 22, 1943, missing-killed in action + KADDATZ, Wilbert A., Pfc., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Ella Kaddatz, 4447 No. Bernard St., Chicago, Ill
KADDATZ, Wilbert A., PFC 521/504 (Ammo Carrier)       SN: 447889
Born: 19 Sep 1922
Enlisted USMC: 31 Aug 1942 DHS Chicago, IL (Home of Record: 4447 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, Illinois)
Died: 22 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Site 480).
Central Recruiting Division, 206 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Aug 1942 Pvt, CRD, 206 US CH Bldg, Chicago IL ‚??31Aug42; 31, enl DHS Chicago, Ill., to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif. same day‚??
6th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1942 Pvt (Recruit) 6thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA ‚??31Aug42; 2, Jdfr CRD; 31Aug42, Enl DHS Chicago, Ill.‚??
Oct 1942 Pvt (Recruit) 6thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA ‚??24, transfer fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); to FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.‚??
8th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, 8thReplBn, FMF TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA ‚??24, jdfr 6thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.‚??
Jan 1943 Pvt, 8thReplBn, FMF, In the Field ‚??1-6, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.; 7, emb on board USS LURLINE at San Diego, Calif.; 8-22, underway, enroute to Noumea, N.C.; 23, disemb ft USS LURLINE and emb on board UDD ROCHAMBEAU; 24-31, enroute to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.‚??
Casual Detachment, Casual & Replacement Battalion, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 PVT, CasDet, Cas&ReplBn, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field ‚??31Aug42; 23, jdfr 8thReplBn

Company D, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Oct 1943 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) ‚??28, emb aboard the USS SHERIDAN at Wellington, N.Z.‚??
Nov 1943 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) ‚??22, Killed in Action‚??
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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