McFarland

 

Pvt. James Patrick McFarland Jr.


Born: 16 July 1918 - Chicago, Illinois

    - family moved to Maywood in 1925

Parents: James P. McFarland Sr. &  Wilhelmina M. Dupke-McFarland

    - father passed away during 1930s

Siblings: 1 sister

Hometown:

    - Maywood, Illinois

        - 212 South Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Saint James Catholic School

    - Fenwick High School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

Married: Anna Marie Brophy

    - 11 April 1941 - Cook County, Illinois 

Residence: 4940 West 23rd Place - Cicero, Illinois

Occupation: 

    - worked for Western Electric Company - Cicero, Illinois

Enlisted: 

    - U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

        - 16 June 1944

Inducted:

    - 20 June 1944

        - U.S. Marine Corps

            - 27th Replacement Draft 

Serial Number: 984788

Training: 

    - Camp Pendleton - California

        - 9th Training Battalion, 4th Infantry Training Regiment 

Transport:

    - U.S.S. Rochambeau

        - Sailed:  14 November 1944 - San Diego

        - Arrived:  San Francisco - same day

            - formed convoy 

        - Sailed: 16 November 1944

        - Arrived:  23 November 1944 - Honolulu, Hawaii

        - Sailed: 26 November 1944

        - Arrived:  4 December 1944 - Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands

        - Sailed: 23 December 1944

        - Arrived: 27 December 1944 - Island of Guam 

    - Unknown Transport

        -  Sailed: 17 February 1945 - Guam

            - two days before invasion of Iwo Jima 

        - Arrived: Iow Jima

Assigned: 3rd Marine Division

    - spent 6 weeks training

        - trained in landing crafts

        - did not know they were training for Iow Jima

    - lived in tents near Village of Yona

    - 8 February 1945 - marched 7 miles in full backpacks to Apra Harbor - boarded ship

Engagements:

    - Battle of Iow Jima

        - Island invaded 19 February 1945

            - 3rd Marines were reserve troops 

                 - casualties so severe that reserves brought in  

            - 3rd Marines landed along the coast of the center area of island - 24 February 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 16 March 1945 - Iow Jima

Buried:  

    - 17 June 1948 - All Saints Cemetery - Des Plaines, Illinois

        - Block:  6   Section:  6   Grave: 3


 

 

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