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Jon Stevens
Father's Record
Tue Mar 7, 2017 11:37


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.


  • My Father's path on TarawaPaul Koenig, Mon Mar 6 15:03
    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
    • Father's Record — Jon Stevens, Tue Mar 7 11:37
      • Jon Stevenspaul koenig, Thu Mar 9 08:47
        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
        • 10th Marines at TarawaRuth Susmarski, Fri Mar 10 13:18
          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
        • Jon StevensPaul Koenig, Fri Mar 10 07:06
          Thanks Jon I can't find what company he was in but I will follow the link you provided
          • TarawaPaul Koenig , Sat Mar 11 07:13
            A Battery and later on in 1944 was redesignated G
        • 10th MarinesJon Stevens, Thu Mar 9 09:25
          Paul, I have a little info here: Follow the links on the page too. Do you know what company he was with? Jon
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