|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1945|
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
George Grover Birmingham enlisted in the Marine Corps 20 November, 1942 from Sioux City, Iowa. Recruited into a Marine Corps commissioning program titled "V-12" which allowed him to attend the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana in an enlisted inactive reserve status and carried on the rolls of the Platoon Leaders Unit, 9th Reserve District, Chicago.
During March, 1944 ordered to active duty and completed recruit training in the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego, CA. During May, 1944 assigned as a Clerk Typist (MOS 405) in HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. Promoted to Private First Class. 12 August, 1944 embarked USS Baxter (APA-94) at San Diego for overseas movement. 18 August, 1944 arrived at Hilo, Hawaii based at Camp Tarawa near Kamuela.
10 January, 1945 embarked LST 588 at Camp Drewes, Hawaii. 17 January, 1945 embarked USS Hansford (APA-106) at Lahaina Roads, Maui. 19-21 January, 1945 at Pearl Harbor. 22-23 January, 1945 landing rehearsals at Maui. 24-27 January, 1945 at Pearl Harbor. 5-7 February, 1945 at Eniwetok, Marshalls. 12 February, 1945 embarked an LST at Saipan. 16 January, 1945 left the Marianas
19 February, 1945 landed on Red Beach Two, Iwo Jima D-Day and participated in combat operations until Killed in Action 5 March, 1945
Next of Kin: Parents, Mr Edward H (1879-1950) and Mrs Mary L Birmingham, 2823 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa.
Initially buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima.
1948 returned to the US for permanent burial in Cavalry Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa.
Edward H. Birmingham (1879 - 1950)
Mildred Birmingham Kraai (1903 - 1989)*
Louise E. Birmingham (1914 - 1934)*
George G Birmingham (1923 - 1945)
Plot: Drive F Block 35 Grave 1
Created by: Cape Gloucester
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112599731