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#1 Countryman0331

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:20 PM

Here is the uniform of Leonard Andrew Chapelle. Leonard Chappelle was born in New Haven Connecticut on May 10th 1924. He enlisted into the Navy as a Corpsman on July 31st 1942. By January 14th 1944 he had completed his Hospital Corps School and Field Med School.  On January 28th 1944 he would report into the Fleet Marine Force. Chapelle got his first taste of combat while participating in the assault and capture of Guam. It was a tough and bloody fight that lasted almost a month. The fighting resulted in 3,000 US servicemen dead and over 7,000 wounded. The Japanese would lose over 18,000 soldiers in this battle. Chapelle would then be transferred to 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marines, 6th Marine division on the 19th of September 1944. By April 1st 1945 he was assaulting Okinawa. The battle would last 82 days with the intent of using Kadena Air Base to invade Japan. America had 12,520 servicemen killed in action on Okinawa. It is estimated that roughly 110,000 Japanese soldiers lost their lives.

 

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#2 Countryman0331

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:22 PM

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#3 ww2marine

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:42 AM

Fantastic. Love 6th Mar Div stuff!



#4 Kurt Barickman

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

Agree! Pharmacist Mate groupings that were attached to USMC infantry divisions are difficult to find.
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#5 Countryman0331

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:20 AM

Thank you! And I agree that they are extremely difficult to find, especially named items.

#6 mike korea

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:48 AM

Hello there   i have an opportunity to buy     a    us navy    n -4    jacket   ww2   in mint condition   the size is size 34   is that too  small a size   ?   it is covered in cutters tags   and really nice  thanks hope to hear from  you 

 mike korea :)



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:37 AM

A really nice uniform with a great history!

 

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