Abrahamson, Gerald T, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Paul
Last Address
1148 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Guam
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Temple of Aaron Cemetery, Roseville, MN

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  1944, World War II Fallen



Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
From Month/Year
November / 1943
To Month/Year
January / 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 Month/Year
November / 1943
To Month/Year
January / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

4th Marine Regiment

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

VMGR-234

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

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

1st Parachute Bn, 1st Parachute Regiment

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), 12th Marine Regiment

3rd Amtrac Bn

VMGR-152

1st Parachute Regiment

3rd Marine Division

4th Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (4/12), 12th Marine Regiment

VMFA-232

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

VMR-152

 
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