Davis, Earle, Sgt

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Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 3rd Raider Bn

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New Jersey
New Jersey
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Denville
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Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
After New Georgia, the next major operation was an invasion of the island of Bougainville, which was approached by landings at Mono and Stirling in the Treasury Islands on October 25-27, 1943. A Marine division landed on the west coast of Bougainville at Empress Augusta Bay on November 1, 1943. The Marines were followed within the month by an Army division and replaced in the next month by another Army division.

It was late November before the beachhead at Empress Augusta Bay was secure. This beachhead was all that was needed, and no attempt was made to capture the entire island. Allied planes neutralized enemy airfields in the northern part of the island, and the Allied command made use of its naval and air superiority to contain the Japanese garrison on Bougainville and cut its supply line to Rabaul by occupying the Green Islands (February 14, 1944).

Despite these measures, the Japanese maintained pressure against the beachhead, mounting an especially heavy but unsuccessful counterattack as late as March 1944. Success at Bougainville isolated all Japanese forces left in the Solomons. The Japanese sustained comparatively heavy air and naval losses during the campaign, which further crippled the Japanese Combined Fleet and had a vital effect on the balance of naval power in the Central Pacific.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Feb 17, 2010
   
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Units Participated in Operation

4th Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)

VMGR-234

3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment

3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)

1st Parachute Bn, 1st Parachute Regiment

MAG-24

3rd Combat Engineer Bn

MAG-14

2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)

21st Marine Regiment

3rd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (3/21)

2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)

3rd Amtrac Bn

VMGR-152

1st Parachute Regiment

 
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  625 Also There at This Battle:
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  • Alford, Major Fitzhugh, 1stLt, (1943-1944)
  • Alford, Thomas Carl, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Allen, Ezekiel Curry, TSgt, (1942-1944)
  • Allen, Matthew Churchill, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Allen, Samuel Gammon, Sgt, (1942-1944)
  • Anderson, Norman Ira, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Andrews, Marion, Capt, (1942-1962)
  • Bahe, Henry Jr, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Bailey, William Upson, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Bakewell, Charles Henry, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Ballman, Francis Lawrence, Sgt, (1942-1943)
  • Barker, Donald Elmer, SSgt, (1942-1943)
  • Bartlett, Dewey Follett, Capt, (1942-1953)
  • Beard, Walter Abner, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Beauchamp, Walter Alfred, Cpl, (1942-1944)
  • Begay, Ned, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Behnisch, Lester Charles, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Bibee, Leonard Earl, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Birchfield, Joseph Adam, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Blakeslee, Wilbur Howard, 1stLt, (1938-1943)
  • Boehm, Sr., Harold, Col, (1939-1965)
  • Bower, Carl Franklin, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Boyd, William Clay, SSgt, (1941-1945)
  • Brice, William, Gen, (1917-1956)
  • Brom, Cyril, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Brown, Arnold W, SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Brown, Edward Taggart, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Brown, Theron Hart, Capt, (1941-1943)
  • Bruno, Joseph John, PFC, (1943-1943)
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