Kannelly, Walter Edward, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 1542, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1941 - 1945


First Lieutenant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Santa Clara

Casualty Date
Aug 12, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D Site 48

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments
Airborne School11th Airborne Division511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  1943-1943, Airborne School
  1944-1945, 1542, 11th Airborne Division
  1944-1945, 1542, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944 - 45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944 - 45)/Raid at Los Banos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Kannelly served with D Company, 511th Parachute Regiment, 11th Airborne Division from the time it was actibated in January 1943.  Possibly attached to the 505th Parachute Regiment (Fort Benning, Georgia) before its cadre became part of the 511th. In May 1944, the unit was based in New Guinea, before it launched into the Leyte Campaign in November 1944. Then, in February 1945, the unit parachuted into action in Luzon and participated in subsqequent combat actions.

He was possibly died as a result of the fighting at Lipa Air Strip, Luzon. Lipa became the base camp in May 1945.  It was possible that he was severely wounded in action, and died in/around 12 August 1945 in the Philippines.

On 11 August 1945, the unit departed for Okinawa, and moved on to occupation duty in Japan.


http://users.owt.com/leodonna/KIA-511th-WWII.htm  (511th Troopers Killed in the Philippines)



Note: Birth date also listed as 29 October 1922
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