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Corp Robert F. Alexander
Cenotaph

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Corp Robert F. Alexander

  • Birth 28 Jun 1920
  • Death 19 Feb 1945 At Sea
  • Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 56113908

USMC WW2
Cpl. Robert F. Alexander, KIA Buried at Sea Iwo Jima
Unit 3rd Amp Trac Bn, Co. A Amphibious Corps
Hometown: Oregon
service #341666
Awards: Purple Heart,

D-Day
THE LANDING
Dog day had been tentatively set for 19 February, and How-hour for 0900. Both were confirmed. Throughout the day, the weather, sea conditions and visibility were excellent.

At 0640, the transports arrived in the transport area. The RCT Comdr and his command group were afloat immediately thereafter, and cleared for the Control Vessel at 0700, arriving thereat 0745. By 0735 all LSTs were on station, and by 0805, all LVTs had been launched without mishap, and the waves were forming behind the LD, prepared to land. Both Regimental Weapons Company (less 37mm platoons), and the remainder of the RCT Command echelon, which had been delayed in boating were inroad to their rendezvous areas at 0900.

Inroad to the beach, the landing craft received no fire, and at 0902 the first wave (LVT(A)s) landed. One minute later the 2d wave of BLT 1 landed, and at 0905 the 2d wave of BLT 2 landed. The remaining scheduled waves followed at the prescribed intervals.

Cpl. Alexander, appears Tablets of the Missing Honolulu Memorial Honolulu Hawaii. He also has a cenotaph memorial East Liberty Cemetery Malvern Mills County Iowa his body was never recovered.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Oregon.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56113908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Robert F. Alexander (28 Jun 1920–19 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56113908, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .