Adams, Birney A, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1959-1960, 0302, Amphibious Instruction Division
Service Years
1944 - 1960

Captain

 
 

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tacoma
Last Address
25612 75th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070-8501

Telephone: (206) 463-2326

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
United States Seagoing Marine Association
  2008, United States Seagoing Marine Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mustang, who served in MARDET USS Salt Lake City as a Private First Class during World War II in the South Pacific.

Here is the link to the USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) Veterans Associaton Tribute:
http://ussslcca25.com/adams.htm#top
   
Other Comments:
Captain of Marines, Retired
   
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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:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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

  1119 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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