Gill, Warren Calavan, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Service Branch
Last Primary Rate
OFF-USCG Officer
Last Rate Group
USCG Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, OFF, USCG Servicing Personnel Office ISC Seattle
Service Years
1941 - 1946
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Lebanon, Oregon

Date of Passing
Oct 08, 1987
Location of Interment
IOOF Cemetery - Lebanon, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
plot Friendship row 20 lot 52 grave 2

 Official Badges 

US Merchant Marine Service WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Assault Boat Coxwain (pre-1969) Gun Captain (pre-1969) USCG Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

practing law before WW2 & after  was elected to State House & State Senate in OREGON
was selected as Veteran of the year OREGON 1981
Other Comments:
HAD  B.A. degree  &  J.D. law degree from Univ. of Oregon
with BAR passed in OREGON & in NEW YORK working fulltime
also Merchant Seaman Papers out of SF, CA & Seattle, WA
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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
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(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.  
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  5 Also There at This Battle:
  • Arnold, Arthur A (Art), CPO, (1942-1962)
  • Miller, Jack Neil, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • String, John Farson, LT, (1941-1945)
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