Re: 1/8 Landings & Dates
Fri May 31, 2019 12:16

Thanks for the insights, Tom & George. I agree, the old records are not always accurate; it's not the first time I've come across such errors. However, it's rare I think to have one on this scale that wasn't retroactively corrected. Especially considering that muster rolls were considered the ultimate authoritative source. Given the amount of confusion and error surrounding other records about Betio, though, I suppose it makes sense.

While I suppose it doesn't make that much difference in the grand scheme of things, it is interesting to see the trickle-down effect of the mistake, even to official dates of death and medal citations.

  • Re: 1/8 Landings & DatesTom Godwin, Thu May 30 23:32
    Agree with George. I have found a number of errors in the rolls over time. November roll had the following for a private in my dad's squad who was WIA: E. 20, recd GSW back in action against enemy on ... more
    • Re: 1/8 Landings & Dates — Geoffrey, Fri May 31 12:16
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