Balassone, Guy L., T/3

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technician Third Grade
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
635-Searchlight Electrician
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1946, 635, C Battery, 22nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1942 - 1946

Technician Third Grade


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Albert
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 02, 1972
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
T/3 GUY L. BALASSONE SON OF JOSEPH BALASSONE AND ANNA LA CIRITA WAS BORN IN ALBERT, TUCKER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA AND WAS EMPLOYED AS A LOCOMOTIVE FIREMAN PRIOR TO ENTERING THE U.S. ARMY ON 17 MARCH 1942. T/3 BALASSONE SERVED IN THE PACIFIC WITH BATTERY C, 22ND ANTI-AIRCRAFT SEARCH LIGHT BATTALION FROM 16 OCTOBER 1944 TO 25 DECEMBER 1945. GUY BALASSONE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY ON 10 JANUARY 1946. GUY PASSED AWAY ON 2 AUGUST 1972 IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK. THERE WERE THREE BALASONE BROTHERS T/3 ANTHONY THOMAS AND SERGEANT JOHN J. BALASSONE.
   
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
From Month/Year
January / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 1944

Description
(New Guinea Campaign 24 January 1943 to 31 December 1944) After the loss of Buna and Gona in New Guinea, the Japanese fell back on their stronghold at Lae. Their attempt to reinforce Lae by sea in March 1943 met with disaster when American and Australian planes sank most of the convoy in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Salamaua and Lae then became the objectives for an Allied advance along the northern coast of New Guinea. Fifth Air Force bombers attacked airfields at Wewak, 300 miles west of Lae, to neutralize them. The Allies dropped paratroops at Nadzab, just beyond Lae. Enemy resistance at Salamaua broke on 14 September 1943; Lae fell two days later. In the months that followed, MacArthur’s forces pushed westward, capturing some Japanese strongholds and bypassing others. After taking Hollandia in April 1944, the Allies attacked islands off the northern coast of New Guinea, taking Wakde and Biak in May, Owi in June, and Noemfoor in July. Sansapor on New Guinea also was gained in July. Aerial attacks on the Philippines began in August, and Morotai was seized in October to provide air bases for the invasion of the Philippines. Allied planes also bombed the oil center at Balikpapan and other targets in Borneo and Celebes.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1944
To Month/Year
December / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

1st Cavalry Division

111th Ordnance Group

192nd Military Police Battalion

814th Military Police Company, 327th Military Police Battalion

192nd Military Police Battalion

545th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

720th Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  203 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Arendovski, Aloysius, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Belhumeur, Julien, Sgt, (1940-1953)
  • Chailland, Wayne, 1LT, (1940-1946)
  • Chesser, Arthur, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Coco, Anthony, S/Sgt, (1940-1945)
  • Coffman, Kenneth Ervin, Pvt, (1943-1945)
  • Collins, Charles, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Corbin, Merritt, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Eckert, Michael
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Fukuhara, Harry Katsuji, COL, (1942-1971)
  • Hayes, Eugene, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Hays, Norman Edwin, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Homa, George, PFC, (1939-1945)
  • Irons, Louis, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Johnson, Donald, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Josephson, Frank, T/4, (1943-1946)
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