Adams, Birney A, Capt

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0302-Infantry Officer
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1959-1960, 0302, Amphibious Instruction Division
Service Years
1944 - 1960



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Joseph Madagan (Madman) to remember Marine Capt Birney A Adams.

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Contact Info
Home Town
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
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Not Specified

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

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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:
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Captain of Marines, Retired
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Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
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The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 mi (550 km) away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland (coded Operation Downfall). Four divisions of the U.S. 10th Army (the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th) and two Marine Divisions (the 1st and 6th) fought on the island. Their invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces.

The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of kamikaze attacks from the Japanese defenders, and to the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Based on Okinawan government sources, mainland Japan lost 77,166 soldiers, who were either killed or committed suicide, and the Allies suffered 14,009 deaths (with an estimated total of more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds). Simultaneously, 42,000–150,000 local civilians were killed or committed suicide, a significant proportion of the local population. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together with the Soviet invasion of Manchuria caused Japan to surrender less than two months after the end of the fighting on Okinawa.
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Mar 16, 2020
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Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

4th Marine Regiment

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

1st Marine Regiment

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

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

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

6th Engineer Support Bn

6th Marine Division


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

5th Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)

10th Marine Regiment

3rd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (3/22)

2nd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (2/22)

1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)

2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4), 4th Marine Regiment

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


1st Combat Engineer Bn

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

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


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

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


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

2nd Separate Engineer Bn

2nd Marine Division

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

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

2nd Engineer Bn

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  1074 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aiken, Luther L, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Akins, Robert R, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Albanese, John, Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Amato, Michael R, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Amo, Raymond, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Andersen, Howard, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Anderson, Alvin B, Cpl, (1944-1951)
  • Apache, Jimmie, PFC, (1944-1946)
  • Arceneaux, Arthur J, LtCol, (1944-1965)
  • Armitage, Gerard Thomas, Col, (1939-1962)
  • Arndt, Augustus Little, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Arnold, James, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Ash, David Dale, TSgt (Grade 2), (1943-1957)
  • Austin, Arthur James, 1stLt, (1944-1945)
  • Avilla, Marven J, Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Backalukas, George John, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Bailey, Herman P, PFC, (1942-1946)
  • Baker, Raymond Douglas, 2ndLt, (1944-1945)
  • Baker, William Orval, 1stLt, (1943-1945)
  • Barcry, William George, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Barnes, Nathanael
  • Baulch, Clyde F, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Beaudry, Joseph James, SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Begay, Notah, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Begaye, Fleming David, Pvt, (1943-1945)
  • Benad, Harvey L, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Berkeley, Robert, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Bernath, Francis Joseph, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Biben, Andrew Charles, TSgt (Grade 2), (1942-1945)
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