Martin, Elmer Leon, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Enid
Last Address
Rt. 1
Webb City, Mo

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MIA

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Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
From Month/Year
November / 1943
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November / 1943

Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, located in what is now the nation of Kiribati. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio.

The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance, but this time the 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps. The US had suffered similar casualties in other campaigns, for example over the six months of the Guadalcanal Campaign, but in this case the losses were incurred within the space of 76 hours.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
November / 1943
To Month/Year
November / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)

2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)

3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)

10th Marine Regiment

3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment

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

E Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)

VMGR-152

2nd Marine Division

1st Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (1/10)

2nd Engineer Bn

MARDET USS Essex (CVA-9)

3rd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (3/10)

 
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  1823 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Clay Odell, Cpl, (1941-1943)
  • Anderson, Truitt Allen, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Andregg, Henry, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Andruseasky, Frank Carl, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Armstrong, Edward Ray, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Ary, Clarence Kenneth, Cpl, (1941-1943)
  • Athon, Frank Leroy, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Atkins, George Joseph, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Ault, Joseph Edwin, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Avery, Edward Buel, PFC, (1942-1944)
  • Avery, Harvey Ferris, GySgt, (1938-1943)
  • Azerolo, Albert Francis, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Bacon, Thomas Carl, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Ball, William David, Sgt, (1942-1943)
  • Barnhouse, Hamilton Earl, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Bayens, John Richard, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Beck, Louis Bernard, 2ndLt, (1943-1943)
  • Begay, Carlos W, Sr, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Belter, Clarence, PFC, (1941-1943)
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