Colgan, Aquinas T., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Chaplain-Christian
Last Primary MOS
5310-Chaplain
Last MOS Group
Chaplain (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 5310, 31st Infantry Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Chaplain-Christian

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
South Chicago, Illinois
Last Address
Philippines

Casualty Date
May 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)/Battle of Mindanao
Location of Interment
Mount Olive Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Papua Campaign (1942-43)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1943

Description
(Papua Campaign 23 July 1942 to 23 January 1943) In another effort to take Port Moresby the Japanese landed troops at Buna, Gona, and Sanananda in July 1942. At first the Allies could offer only feeble resistance to the enemy forces that pushed southward through Papua, but the Allies were building up their strength in Australia. By mid September Fifth Air Force had superiority in the air over New Guinea, and the Japanese drive had been stopped. The Allies then began to push the enemy back, with Fifth Air Force ferrying supplies and reinforcements to the troops fighting in the jungle. Buna was taken on 2 January 1943, and enemy resistance at Sanananda ended three weeks later.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Nov 29, 2015
   
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  24 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Doughtie, James Dewey, MAJ, (1933-1954)
  • Ridgely, Robert, S/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Siose, Francisco, Cpl, (1942-1948)
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