July, 1942

ABOVE: Marines make a practice landing on Samoa, 1942.
The islands were an important staging and training base for troops headed to the South Pacific.
Photo from History Link 101

5.
Outpost Zed, Western Samoa.

1645: A corpsman drowns while swimming off Samoa.

HA1c George W.
Clowers
C/1st Medical Bn.

 


27.
Cabanatuan Camp #1, Luzon, Philippines.

A Marine captured on Corregidor dies in captivity.

ACk. Joe M.
Dominguez
L/3/4th Marines

 


21.
Apolima Strait, Western Samoa.

1515: A Marine drowns while swimming off Samoa.

PFC Claude
Hoffman
G/2/7th Marines

26.
Off Samoa.

1100: A mid-air collision while practice dogfighting sends a Wildcat into the sea.

2Lt. Jack H.
Lyon
VMF-111

 


28.
Off St. Thomas, British Virgin Islands

0035: A Kingfisher crashes on a night training flight.

2Lt. David M.
Kerwin
VMS-3

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