Dietz, Regis Elmer, 2LT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1035-Navigator
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 1035, 320th Bomb Squadron , 90th Bombardment Group
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Aviation

Second Lieutenant



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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburg
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Papua New Guinea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 9712

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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
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 Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Oct 27, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

111th Ordnance Group

192nd Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  130 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Belhumeur, Julien, Sgt, (1940-1953)
  • Brooks, Lawrence N, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Fukuhara, Harry Katsuji, COL, (1942-1971)
  • Hayes, Eugene, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Lewis, Christopher
  • Moats, George, Cpl, (1940-1945)
  • Parfitt, David, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Protiva, Albert, CPT, (1942-1946)
  • Ridgely, Robert, S/Sgt, (1942-1946)
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