PVT Channing Robert Whitaker

PVT Channing Robert Whitaker

Granger, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Nov 1943 (aged 18)
Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section A | Grave 38 | Lot 346
Memorial ID 96884282 · View Source
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Channing Robert Whitaker enlisted in the Marine Corps 14 December, 1942 from Granger, Iowa. Completed recruit training at the Recruit Depot, MCB San Diego.

Assigned to A and B Companies, Infantry Battalion, MCB Camp Elliott, CA. 21 July, 1943 assigned to the 24th Replacement Battalion.

29 July, 1943 embarked SS Sommelsdick at San Diego for movement overseas. Upon arrival at Wellington, New Zealand assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division at McKays Crossing.

23 October, 1943 embarked USS Feland (APA-11) at Wellington. 7-12 November, 1943 landing rehearsals at Efate, New Hebrides. 20 November, 1943 offshore reserve during D-Day operations at Tarawa.

21 November 1943 landed Green Beach Tarawa and participated in combat operations until Killed in Action 22 November, 1943.

Next of Kin: Parents, Mr Luther and Mrs Reta E Whitaker, Granger, Iowa.

Remains not recovered and identified.

Commemorated in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Originally Created by: clio
  • Added: 11 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96884282
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Channing Robert Whitaker (17 Aug 1925–22 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96884282, citing Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cape Gloucester (contributor 46781474) .