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THOMAS T. DELANE
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Thomas T. DeLANE

PFC, Rifleman 1st Platoon, "D" Co. 503rd PRCT

KIA, Btry Wheeler, Corregidor

17/18 Feb 1945

 

On 17 February when the 1st platoon assaulted Battery Wheeler,  the magazines blew up that night while the platoon occupied the great battery.

"When the powder and ammo blew up that night, a huge column of fire curled upward and seemed to turn toward on the seaside edge of the parapet. We dove over the edge and down - huddling there feeling completely exposed until the flames died down. It was during this period when Combs suffered the broken leg and DeLane was killed."

           

John Mara,  Assistant platoon leader,
1st Platoon, 'D' Coy

   

                


 

 

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