I think the 15th Marines is likely a unit your dad was transferred to sometime after Tarawa. Check the dates on those units in his records. I would be glad to take a look too. If he was a cannon cocker then he was probably with the 10th Marines on Tarawa.
I just received my father's service record and would like to know where his unit landed on Tarawa and the path after landing. He was a Platoon Sargent and his unit changed a few times but looks like... more
Thanks Jon, I believe you are right my dad was part of a 75mm Pack Howitzer Battalion with the 10th Marines. It is hard to follow with so many unit changes. Is there a record of where the 10th landed ... more
Paul, my father, Frank J. Susmarski, was with E-2-10. Battery E (75mm Pack Howitzers) was in the water when an alert was sounded for incoming aircraft. Unable to disembark its remaining Batteries,... more