Walker, Kenneth N, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-17
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, European Theater
Service Years
1917 - 1943

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Brigadier General



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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1898
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cerrillos
Last Address
Cerrillos

Casualty Date
Jan 05, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Papua New Guinea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Legion Of ValorMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1943, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1943, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of New Georgia
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
Landings on New Georgia began as early as June 20, 1943 when Marines, followed by Army forces the next day, landed at Segi Point and moved overland to take Viru Harbor on July 1. There were various other landings on New Georgia, but the principal effort, with Munda as its objective, began on June 10, 1943 (D-Day for this phase of the operation) with a landing on Rendova Island, just off New Georgia and near Munda.

From Rendova, Marine and Army forces invaded New Georgia and closed on the Japanese base at Munda, which fell after nearly six weeks of hard fighting on August 5, 1943. Another Japanese strong point at Bairoko Harbor, 8 miles north of Munda, fell on August 25. Kolombangara was bypassed with the landing of Army, Marine, and New Zealand troops on Vella Lavella and Arundel Islands.

There was considerable air and naval action, and the Japanese lost heavily in ships and planes as they first reinforced and then evacuated their island positions. It was October before the Allies had fully secured the island group.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Oct 12, 2009
   
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