Adkins, Elbie, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
675-Messenger
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 675, G Co, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Iwo Jima Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harts, WV
Last Address
Harts

Casualty Date
Mar 12, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Adkins-Fry Cemetery - Harts, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
Start Year
1944
End Year
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 Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
12 days ago
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

6th Marine Division

VMF-422

2nd Aviation Engineer Bn

MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1117 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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