Johnson, James I, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0317-Scout-Sniper
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0317, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Everett
Last Address
40 Dean Street, Everett, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Row 10, Grave 98

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 0317, 1st Raider Bn/Co C
  1942-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/HQ Co
  1943-1943, 0317, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 10 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
JOHNSON, James I., PFC 521/761 (Scout-Sniper)    SN: 354977
Born:  XX Xxx 1924 Massachusetts
Enlisted USMCR: 14 Jan 1942 (Home of Record:  40 Dean Street, Everett, Massachusetts)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section D, Row 10, Grave 98)
 
Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, ERD, Phila., PA “14Jan42; 14, Jdenl at DHS Boston, Mass., and tr to MB, PI, SC same date”
8th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 8thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “14Jan42; 16, jdenl fr DHS Boston, Mass.”
Feb 1942 Pvt, 8thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC
 
Company C, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa) “1, rated spl 5cl (sniper); 1, entrained at MB, Quantico, Va.; 1-3, enroute; 4, arr & detrained at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 4-11, at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 12, emb on bd USS ZEILIN at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed; 14-27, passage; 28, arr at NS, Tutuila, Samoa; 29, on bd USS ZEILIN at NS, Tutuila, Samoa; 30, disemb & encamped at Tutuila, Samoa”
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa & Noumea, New Caledonia) “1-4, at Tutuila, Samoa; 4, emb on bd USS HEYWOOD for trans from Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia; 5-9, underway; 10, arr at Noumea, New Caledonia; 23, emb on bd USS GREGORY for spl assignment and sailed same date.”
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, British Solomon Is)
Oct 1942 PFC, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, British Solomon Is) “1-12, at Guadalcanal, B.S.I., 17-31, at Noumea, N.C.; 8-10, participated in action against the enemy at Matanikau, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 13, emb on bd USS ZEILIN at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. for transport to Noumea, N.C.; 13, sailed; 13-16, underway; 17, arr & disemb”
 
1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “2-31, sk Mob Base Hosp #6”
Apr 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “7, awd five (5) days B&W by CO at OH for (1) carelessness in handling firearm; 7-11, conf camp Brig ser sent; 16-20 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng”
Jul 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “6Jan42; 4, emb abd USS KILTY at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 4, underway; 5, landed on enemy territory and participated in action on New Georgia, B.S.I.;  10, KIA at Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, B.S.I. and buried on island;  GO#20 does not apply.”
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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