Belko, Max, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 0302, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)/A Co
Service Years
1941 - 1944

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gary
Last Address
Gary, Indiana

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Guam
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Calumet Park Cemetery - Merrillville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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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:
Aug 16, 2011
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

4th Marine Regiment

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

VMGR-234

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

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

1st Parachute Regiment/1st Parachute Bn

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

 
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  • Alford, Major Fitzhugh, 1stLt, (1943-1944)
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  • Allen, Ezekiel Curry, TSgt, (1942-1944)
  • Allen, Matthew Churchill, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Allen, Samuel Gammon, Sgt, (1942-1944)
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  • 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)
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  • Brom, Cyril, CPL, (1942-1946)
  • Brown, Arnold W, SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Brown, Edward Taggart, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
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