Britt, Wade Hampton, Jr., Maj

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7302-Pilot VMF
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1942-1943, 7302, VMF-213
Service Years
1936 - 1943



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North Carolina
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Apr 13, 1943
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Air Loss, Crash - Land
Solomon Islands
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Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
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The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea) took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II and the second major engagement fought between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign. As at the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, the ships of the two adversaries were never within sight of each other. Instead, all attacks were carried out by carrier-based or land-based aircraft.

After several damaging air attacks, the naval surface combatants from both America and Japan withdrew from the battle area without either side securing a clear victory. However, the U.S. and its allies gained tactical and strategic advantage. Japan's losses were greater and included dozens of aircraft and their experienced aircrews. Also, Japanese reinforcements intended for Guadalcanal were delayed and eventually delivered by warships rather than transport ships, giving the Allies more time to prepare for the Japanese counteroffensive and preventing the Japanese from landing heavy artillery, ammunition, and other supplies.
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May 15, 2013
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  121 Also There at This Battle:
  • Brintzenhofe, Vernard, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Brown, Fletcher Locke, Maj, (1937-1942)
  • Coad, Jason
  • Cram, Jack, LtCol
  • Darling, Willard, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Lyons, Thomas, Cpl, (1940-1945)
  • Miller, Thurman, GySgt, (1940-1945)
  • Phillips, Sidney C, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • Sheeks, Robert B., Maj, (1941-1963)
  • Shutts, Alfred, Sgt, (1941-1945)
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