Schwable, Frank, BGen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
7596-Aviation Safety Officer
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1954-1959, 1st MAW
Service Years
1929 - 1959
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Brigadier General

 
 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1908
 
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Oct 28, 1988
 
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Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
From Month/Year
January / 1944
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February / 1944

Description
Operation Flintlock was the campaign against the Japanese in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific theatre of World War II, from 31 January to 4 February 1944. The operation involved the invasions of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Majuro atolls. Admiral Nimitz, Commander of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, chose two islands in Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur Island and Kwajalein Island, as primary targets in the U. S. invasion of the Marshall Islands.  Kwajalein Atoll contained communication and weather observation units and two Japanese airstrips on Roi-Namur and Kwajalein Islands, a seaplane base situated at Ebeye Island, a submarine base at Roi-Namur Island, and other Japanese installations scattered on various islands throughout Kwajalein atoll.  Kwajalein atoll, particularly Roi-Namur and Kwajalein Islands, were subjected to heavy bombardment. This attack also sank a large number of Japanese ships in Kwajalein Lagoon. Bitter fighting between Japanese forces and the U. S. 4th Marine Division on Roi-Namur, and the U. S. 7th Infantry Division on Kwajalein, resulted in a U. S. victory on 4 February 1944. The attack of the Japanese in the Marshall Islands was the first US attack, and capture, of Japanese territory, since the land was held by Japan before the start of World War II. The capture of Kwajalein Atoll during Operation Flintlock provided American forces with a base of operations that assured the recapture of the Philippines and eventually the fall of Japan.             
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1944
To Month/Year
February / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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Units Participated in Operation

6th Marine Division

VMF-422

2nd Aviation Engineer Bn

MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

 
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  1151 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aiken, Luther L, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Akee, Dan, SgtMaj, (1943-1946)
  • Aliff, Melvin Patrick, Sgt, (1942-1944)
  • Anderson, Earl E, Gen, (1940-1975)
  • Appler, R, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Avery, James, PFC, (1943-1947)
  • Aycrigg, William Anderson, 1stLt, (1943-1944)
  • Baker, Jack, PFC, (1942-1952)
  • Barron, Nicholas Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Basilone, George, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Benfield, Harold Lee, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Benson, William J, Cpl, (1943-1946)
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