Christensen, Dale Eldon, 2LT

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
13 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
1620-Cavalry Platoon Leader
Last MOS Group
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 1204, 112th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Cavalry

Second Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

88 kb

Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Clentis D. Turnbow to remember Christensen, Dale Eldon, 2LT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Gray, Iowa
Last Address
Afua, Dutch New Guinea

Casualty Date
Aug 04, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Indonesia
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
A, 12, 200

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorMedal of Honor
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2015, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...



New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Arawe
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Arawe (15 December 1943 – 24 February 1944) was fought between Allied and Japanese forces during the New Britain Campaign of World War II. The battle formed part of the Allied Operation Cartwheel, and had the objective of serving as a diversion before a larger landing at Cape Gloucester in late December 1943. The Japanese military was expecting an Allied offensive in western New Britain, and was reinforcing the region at the time of the Allied landing in the Arawe area on 15 December 1943. The Allies secured Arawe after about a month of intermittent fighting with the outnumbered Japanese force.

Initial Allied goals for the landing at Arawe included securing a base for American PT boats and diverting Japanese forces away from Cape Gloucester. The PT boat base was subsequently deemed unnecessary and was never built. Only a small Japanese force was stationed at Arawe at the time, although reinforcements were en route.

The main Allied landing on 15 December was successful, despite a failed subsidiary landing and problems coordinating the landing craft. American forces quickly secured a beachhead and dug in. Japanese air units made large-scale raids against the Arawe area in the days after the landing, and in late December Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) troops unsuccessfully counterattacked the American force. In mid-January 1944 the American force, reinforced with additional infantry and tanks, launched a brief offensive that pushed the Japanese back. The Japanese units at Arawe withdrew from the area towards the end of February as part of a general retreat from western New Britain.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Feb 9, 2015
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  2 Also There at This Battle:
 
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011