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Fred L. Hubbard
Name: Fred L. 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: 1919 Place of Birth: Canada (US Military Records) Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Boston, Massachusetts Address at Enlistment: 1731 Beacon Street, Walnut Hills, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Beaconsfield Hotel Height: 5 feet 9 inches Weight: 140 lbs. 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 Cemetery: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines Plot: Plot F Row 1 Grave 28 The military records list the birth place of Fred Hubbard as Canada. His mother, Cora Anna Hubbard, was from Lower East Pubnico. Prior to his enlistment in 1941 in Massachusetts, Staff Sergeant 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, Massachusetts. During World War II, he served with the 182nd Infantry Regiment as part of the American XIV Corps and in March, 1944 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 L Hubbard died March 11, 1944 of wounds received in battle.
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