Rago, Bernard, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13F10-Fire Support Specialist
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Foreign Language(s)
Italian
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Shellback Certificate

Technician Fifth Grade



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Date of Passing
May 05, 1986
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


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Blue Star




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Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle of Okinawa
From Month/Year
April / 1945
To Month/Year
June / 1945

Description
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 tetsu no bufÅ« ("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.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 1945
To Month/Year
June / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  56 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Ajak, Paul, T/5, (1943-1946)
  • Bradley, Bernard, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Bytheway, Donald, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Carter, Lee Burt, MSG, (1944-1970)
  • Eubank, Helon, PFC
  • Hermansen, Carl, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Homa, George, PFC, (1939-1945)
  • Howard, Doris, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Jabin, William, Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Johnson, Norville Thomas, T/5, (1944-1946)
  • Lambert, Francis, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • LaVictor, Alan
  • McGurk, William, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Thomas, George, Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Walter, LeeRoy, Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Yingling, Harry Leroy, T/4, (1944-1946)
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