Aasheim, Raymond S, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 604, A Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McCallsburg
Last Address
McCallsburg
Story County
Iowa, USA

Casualty Date
Sep 17, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Palau
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II Fallen
  2015, World War II Fallen



Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
October / 1944

Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau. U.S. Marines of the First Marine Division and later soldiers of the U.S. Army's 81st Infantry Division, fought to capture an airstrip on the small coral island. This battle was part of a larger offensive campaign known as Operation Forager which ran from June–November 1944 in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Major General William Rupertus, USMC—commander of 1st Marine Division—predicted the island would be secured within four days. However, due to Japan's well-crafted fortifications and stiff resistance, the battle lasted over two months. In the United States, it was a controversial battle because of the island's questionable strategic value and the high casualty rate, which exceeded all other amphibious operations during the Pacific War. The National Museum of the Marine Corps called it "the bitterest battle of the war for the Marines".
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
October / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Marine Regiment

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

5th Marine Regiment

1st Combat Engineer Bn

VMA-121

3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)

1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)

VMGR-152

L Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

MARDET USS Essex (CVA-9)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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