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Joens, Eldon


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 13:54:09

Joens, Eldon

Gilman, IA

Serial No: 6204470

Born: Apr 11, 1912

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joens

Entered Navy Seabees: Apr 23, 1942

Training in US: Norfolk, VA; Shoemaker, CA; Port Hueneme, CA

Left for Overseas: San Francisco, CA on May 16, 1942; arrived Pearl Harbor on May 21, 1942

Oversseas Training: Ford Island, May 30, 1942; assigned 5th Bn., Co. B

Sent to Front: Island to island in the Pacific

Engagements: Leyte, Midway, Borneo

Returned to US: Leyte, P.I. on Oct 1, 1945 into Seattle, WA on Oct 26, 1945

Discharged: Minneapolis, MN on Nov 3, 1945; rating: CPO

Months in Service: In US, 9; overseas, 34

Sent overseas 30 days after induction came back to States after being overseas 21 months. Sent overseas again on Jan 10, 1945 for 10 more months

Present Occupation: Implement dealer

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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