Marines and Corpsmen at Tarawa and Guadalcanal

"KEN" HILDEBRAND

PARTICIPATED IN ACTION AGAINST JAPANESE FORCES ON GUADALCANAL
12 JAN 1943 - 08 FEB 1943

KILLED IN ACTION AT TARAWA
21 NOV 1943

SECOND MARINE DIVISION

IN HONOR OF MY UNCLE

PhM1c JOHN KENNETH HILDEBRAND

HQ COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION, 6TH MARINE REGIMENT, 2ND MARINE DIVISION, FMF

A NAVY CORPSMAN

ONE OF TARAWA'S UNRECOVERED DEAD

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LAST UPDATED ON 26 MAY 2014 - MEMORIAL DAY

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CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW

HOW THE MEN IN THE LVT DIED

THE GREEN BEACH LANDING
OF THE 1ST BN 6TH MARINES
21 NOV 1943

PHOTOS OF
KENNETH HILDEBRAND
BOTH MILITARY
AND FAMILY IN
TUCSON, ARIZONA

PHOTOS OF THE LVT(1)
WRECKAGE ON BETIO

OFF GREEN BEACH
TAKEN IN 1993 & 1999

CHARLES CHRISTEPHER CLARK
(KENNETH'S FRIEND)
KIA AT SAIPAN ON 15 JUN 1944
FROM DENVER, COLORADO

PHOTO OF THE LVT(1)
WRECKAGE ON BETIO

OFF GREEN BEACH
TAKEN SOON AFTER EVENT
HUMAN REMAINS STILL IN WRECKAGE


NEW
1/6 CORPSMAN FINDS
KENNETH HILDEBRAND
DEAD BENEATH LVT
DURING LANDING

AN EXCERPT FROM
KENNETH HILDEBRAND'S
LAST LETTER HOME
15 NOV 1943

TELEGRAM NOTIFICATION
OF KENNETH'S DEATH
26 DEC 1943

WWII
NEW ZEALAND
FRIENDS

AVERIL M. SHAKES
MISSING LETTER & NEW PHOTOS

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UNIDENTIFIED
NEW ZEALAND
FRIENDS

CLICK ON THE PHOTO

KENNETH'S
SHELLBACK CERTIFICATE
and
PHOTO OF
S.S. MORMACPORT

ONGOING RESEARCH

WHO WAS IN
WHICH LVT?


PHOTO OF MEDICAL SECTION
HQ COMPANY - 1ST BATTALION
6TH MARINES - 2ND MAR DIVISION
NEW ZEALAND 1943

PHOTO OF CORPSMEN 1943
PhM2c Harry J. GALIANO
PhM2c Lewis H. OWENS
PhM2c Gerald M. WILDER
PhM1c Henderson D. HAMMERS
ChPhM Ezra W. DAVIS

PRIVATE PHOTOS OF MEN FROM
THE 1/6 MEDICAL SECTION
TAKEN AT CAMP TARAWA - HAWAII
AFTER THE BATTLE
HAROLD HAMILTON COLLECTION

USMC PHOTOS OF MEN FROM
1ST BN 6TH MARINES
TAKEN IN NEW ZEALAND
CIRCA 1943
CLIFFORD W. BURTON COLLECTION

AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING
OF ALL TARAWA CASUALTIES:
KIA, WIA, DOW and MIA
OVER 3000 NAMES

CORPORAL - USMC
MILTON MAYNARD BECK
HELP NEEDED
FROM ANYONE WHO KNEW
OR IS RELATED TO THIS MAN

 

PHARMACIST'S MATE 1ST CLASS
FRED EUGENE KATHAN
USN
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

PHARMACIST'S MATE 1ST CLASS
HENRY CARL COBURN
USN
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

PHARMACIST'S MATE 2ND CLASS
WILLIAM WAYNE McGUFFIN
USN
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

CORPORAL
HOWARD LEE BRYANT
USMC
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

2ND LIEUTENANT
MARIUS W. CHRISTENSON
USMC
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

SUPPLY SERGEANT
PAGE WARREN
USMC
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

PLATOON SERGEANT
DORNIE BYRD REYNOLDS
USMC
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

PHARMACIST'S MATE 3RD CLASS
CLINTON LYLE HOATSON JR
USN
THE ONLY SURVIVOR
FROM THE LVT-1
OFF GREEN BEACH

 

 

CAPTAIN
THOMAS B. ROYSTER
USMC
REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN AN LVT THAT STRUCK
A MINE OFF BLACK BEACH

CORPORAL
LAMBERT LANE
USMC
REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN AN LVT THAT STRUCK
A MINE OFF BLACK BEACH

   

CHAPLAIN WILLARD'S
WARTIME JOURNAL
CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT
710 TARAWA CASUALTIES

SEARCH INDEX
FOR NAMES HERE

INFORMATION
ABOUT
CHAPLAIN
WARREN WYETH WILLARD
USNR
GUADALCANAL & TARAWA

   

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TARAWA INFORMATION & RESEARCH SITES

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