Clapp

 

Lt. (JG) John Arthur Clapp, MD


Born: 13 August 1914 - Clinton, Iowa

    - family lived in Chicago in 1920

    - living in Boone, Iowa, in 1925

    - family moved to Maywood, Illinois, before John started high school

Parents: Arthur L. Clapp & Emma J. Skenner-Clapp

Siblings: 1 sister

Hometown: 

    - 509 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Clinton Public Schools

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1932

    - University of Illinois

         - Bachelor of Science - 1936

    - University of Illinois Medical School 

         - Class of 1942

Enlisted:

    - U. S. Naval Reserve

Wife: Dorothy Ruth Clapp

    - 3420 West 66th Place, Chicago, Illinois

Enlisted: U. S. Navy

    - Illinois

        - tombstone lists Iowa

Serial Number: O-131422

Training: 

    - Great Lakes Naval Training Center - Great Lakes, Illinois

    - Naval Hospital - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

    - Camp Linda Vista, California

Rank: Lieutenant (junior grade) 

Unit: Medical Corps - Attached to the 3rd Marine Division

Engagements:

    - Battle of Bougainville

    - Battle of Guam

Killed in Action:

    - 21 July 1944 - Battle of Guam

Buried:

    - Guam #2 AGAT -  Marianas Islands

Reburied:

     - 17 March 1949

     - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii

         - Plot:  F  Grave:  436


 

 

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