Ronca, Robert Francis, Maj

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1963-1965, 1115A, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1942 - 1965
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
England AFB, Louisiana (home base)
Da Nang AB, Vietnam (TDY base)

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1965
MIA-Finding of Death
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Alexandria Memorial Gardens - Alexandria, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 093

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WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations/Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
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February / 1943
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November / 1944

(Northern Solomons Campaign 22 February 1943 to 21 November 1944) After the conquest of Guadalcanal, Halsey’s forces, supported by Thirteenth Air Force, began a campaign to capture Japanese strongholds in the Northern Solomons. In February 1943 American forces landed in the Russell Islands to obtain an air strip. Air bases at Munda (New Georgia) and on Kolombangara Island were attacked as the Allies fought to gain superiority in the air. American troops landed on Rendova and on New Georgia at the end of June. The air base at Munda was taken in August, and the base on Kolombangara was neutralized. Landings were made in the Treasury Islands in October. Allied air power struck the great Japanese naval and air bases at Rabaul on New Britain to support the assault on Bougainville, which began on I November 1943. Enemy garrisons on Bougainville were contained, and other Japanese forces in the Northern Solomons were isolated. Although the enemy continued to resist, American air and naval power dominated the Solomons.
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January / 1944
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November / 1944
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Mar 16, 2020
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