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Fred Leo Hubbard
Name: Fred Leo Hubbard Rank: Staff Sergeant Service No.: 31019707 Unit: 182nd Infantry Regiment (Americal Division) United States Army Awards: Bronze Star Medal Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Date of Birth: March 25, 1919 Place of Birth: Canso, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Boston, Massachusetts Address at Enlistment: Beaconsfield Hotel,1731 Beacon Street, Walnut Hills, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Height: 5 feet 9 inches Complexion: Light Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Blonde Trade: Steward (Beaconsfield Hotel) Martial Status: Single Next of Kin: Cora Anna Hubbard (Mother) Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: March 11, 1944 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines Plot: Plot F Row 1 Grave 28 Fred Leo Hubbard was the son of Daniel Clifton Hubbard (1874-1949) and Cora Anna (Hurst) Hubbard (1882- 1960). His father was born in Charlesville, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. His mother was born in Canso in Guysborough Co., NS. When his parents married in 1908, his father Daniel was living and working as a fisherman in North East Pubnico in Yarmouth Co., NS. Fred had nine siblings - Sadie Florence Hubbard (born 1909), Mary Lydia Hubbard (1912–1991), Tommy Hubbard (1914–1925), William Elias Hubbard (1917–1941), George Irving Hubbard (1918–2006), John Hubbard (1920–1988), Evan Mack Hubbard (1921–2007), Gordon Hurst Hubbard (1922–2007), and Lydia Hubbard. Fred registered for the US Draft on October 16, 1940. At the time he was working for the Boston Port and Seaman's Aid Society at 11 North Square in Boston, where he lived as well. His brother resided at the same address. His mother was living at 37 Chambers Street in Boston. His brother Gordon was a seaman during the Second World War serving in the Merchant Marine (Merchant Navy). He enlistment December 10, 1941, and was discharged August 14, 1945. He continued to serve at sea and in 1946, he was serving in the Deck Maintenance position aboard the WWII Liberty ship - the SS Mary Ball. Prior to his enlistment in 1941 in Massachusetts, Fred Leo Hubbard had completed four years of high school and was employed as a storeroom assistant at the Beaconsfield Hotel, 1731 Beacon Street, Walnut Hills, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. After enlisting in March of 1941 prior to the start of World War II, he served with the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division, as part of the American XIV Corps. In March of, 1944, he was stationed in Bougainville, the largest of the Solomon Islands. The Bougainville Campaign began on November 1, 1943, when the United States I Marine Amphibious Corps landed at Cape Torokina and occupied an area of the island around Empress Augusta Bay on the island’s west coast. The enemy was determined to dislodge the Allies on Bougainville and launched the Bougainville Counter-attack, the Second Battle of Torokina on March 8, 1944. Staff Sergeant Fred Leo Hubbard died in the line of duty on March 11, 1944, of wounds received in battle; 14 days before his 25th birthday. He was interred at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. At the time of his death, his parents were still living in East Pubnico in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
182nd Regiment position can be seen on the map on the North Eastern perimeter
The intimidating terrain of Bougainville, in the Solomon Islands, showing dense jungle and one of the island's imposing active volcanoes.
Advance up hill 260 Bougainville