Glen Marshall's World War II Experiences in China, 1945-1946

2009

Photographs sent by Jim Mains.

Glen was born on 10 Mar 1927 and passed away on 16 Dec 2009 at his home in Conway, AR. Here is a passage from his obituary notice...

...Glen was a WW II veteran. He served his country as a member of the US Naval Amphibious Forces in the Pacific area of operations. He was extremely proud of his service in the Philippine Islands, on Okinawa, and at Tsingtao [now known as Qingdao], Taku and Tientsin [now known as Tianjin] in North China while assigned to Group Pacific (GROPAC) 13. He left the United States aboard the US Navy Attack Transport (APA-33) USS Bayfield and traveled as a passenger aboard other naval vessels including the US Navy Attack Cargo Ship (AKA-77) USS Towner and the US Navy Vehicular Carrier and Troop Transport (LSV-6) USS Montauk. He remained billeted aboard the Self Propelled Barracks Ship (APB-41) USS Wythe while assigned to the Garrison Boat Pool at Taku and Tientsin. He returned to the United States aboard the SS Dashing Wave. For his service, he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asiatic-Pacific); China Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal...