Corp. William Joseph Salmon

William Salmon KIA in Palau Islands

( Oct. 26, 1944) -- Marine Corporal William J. Salmon, 21, of Dewitt Avenue,  was killed in action Sept. 23, on Peleleiu on Palau Islands in the South Pacific.

Cpl. Salmon was a sniper-scout on the Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and New Guinea campaigns.

He left Belleville High School in his junior year to join the CCC.

While overseas, he met his brother on Guadalcanal in December 1941. The brothers both enlisted one week after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

The Palue Islands in what is now the Republic of Palau, are in the  westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands, north of Australia and west of Micronesia. 


Corporal William Joseph Salmon, U.S. Marine Corps
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United States Marine Corps
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 23, 1944

Buried at: Plot C Row 12 Grave 57
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Salmon, DeWitt Avenue, Belleville


Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Belleville Times, Oct. 26, 1944

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing,
State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

World War II

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