Davis, William W, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Millville
Last Address
New Jersey

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Millville, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
24th Marine Regiment
  1943-1944, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 01 Feb 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
DAVIS, William W., Jr, PFC 521/745                          SN: 489462
Born: 16 Jul 1925
Enlisted USMCR: 09 Nov 1942 (Home of Record: New Jersey)
Died: 01 Feb 1944 (KIA, Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Millville, NJ (Section , Row , Grave )

Unk Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1942 Pvt, UnkRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "9Nov42; 10, jdfr ERD; 9, enl DHS New York, NY"
Dec 1942 Pvt, UnkRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "?, to Trng Ctr, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC"
18th Separate Recruit Battalion, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 18thSepRecBn, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "1-8, under RI; 9, to H&S Co, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC; 9, to Cl III(b), USMCR"
 
H&S Company, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, H&S Co, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "9Nov42; 9, jdfr 18thSepRecBn, TC; 10-16, Msm; 17, to 7thReplBn, TC"

Company D, 7th Replacement Battalion, Reinforced, Training Center, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co D, 7thReplBn, NRTC, MB, New River, NC "9Nov42; 17, jdfr H&S Co, HqBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC; 27, to 2dSepBn, TC, Post"

Company A, 2nd Separate Battalion, Reinforced, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co A, 2ndSepBn, Rein, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "9Nov42; 27, jdfr Co D, 7thReplBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC"
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jul 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Rein, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "12, pro; 30-31, sk RDisp"
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA  "745; 1-3, at sea, Regtl maneuvers, abd USS ELMORE; 4-10, at MB, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field  "745; 11-12, emb on board USS ELMORE at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom.; 13-31, at sea enroute"
Feb 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "745; 1, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 1, KIA against the enemy"
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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