Bell, Robert B, MGen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1945-1968, 9903, MarForRes
Service Years
1928 - 1968

Major General

 
 

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
New Canaan, Conn

Date of Passing
Aug 04, 1981
 
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Last Known Activity
BURIED AT THE ST MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY IN NEW CANAAN, CONN
   
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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description

The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States (U.S.) Marine) ground forces. It took place from 7–9 August 1942 on the Solomon Islands, during the initial Allied landings in the Guadalcanal campaign.

In the battle, U.S. Marines, under the overall command of U.S. Major General Alexander Vandegrift, successfully landed and captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base. The landings were fiercely resisted by the Japanese Navy troops who, outnumbered and outgunned by the Allied forces, fought and died almost to the last man.

At the same time that the landings on Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo were taking place, Allied troops were also landing on nearby Guadalcanal, with the objective of capturing an airfield under construction by Japanese forces. In contrast to the intense fighting on Tulagi and Gavutu, the landings on Guadalcanal were essentially unopposed. The landings on both Tulagi and Guadalcanal initiated the six-month long Guadalcanal campaign and a series of combined-arms battles between Allied and Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area.

 

   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Jul 5, 2011
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)

1st Raider Bn

1st Parachute Regiment/1st Parachute Bn

USS PRESIDENT JACKSON (T-AP-18)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  921 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Ben, Pvt, (1942-1946)
  • Ahrens, Edward Swift, Pvt, (1941-1942)
  • Anderson, Emmett L, TSgt (Grade 2), (1941-1942)
  • Bagosy, Joseph, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Benson, George Young, PFC, (1941-1942)
  • Berwanger, George Michael J., Sgt, (1935-1942)
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