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Timeline of WWII Service of Wesley Slaymaker 

Click on links to see letters written during given time period.


1942


Feb 20O'Neill to Omaha to Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Feb 21 - Feb 25At Ft. Leavenworth 
Feb 26 - Aug 18Camp Forrest (Tullahoma, Tennessee) 
Aug 19 - Aug 24En route to Camp Stoneman, near San Francisco, CA 
Aug 25 - Sept 1Camp Stoneman, CA 
Sept 1 - Sept 20En route to first assignment in Pacific 
Sept 21 - Dec 31Fiji 

1943


Jan 1 - Mar 11Fiji

Mar 13 - Nov 1New Hebrides (Vanuatu), Island of Espiritu Santo 
Nov 4 - Nov 11Guadalcanal 
Nov 13 - Dec 31Bougainville 

1944


Jan 1 - Dec 14Bougainville
Dec 14 - Dec 31En route to Phillippines via Huon Gulf and Manus Island, New Guinea 

1945


Jan 1 - Jan 8En route to Luzon

Jan 9 - Invasion of Luzon
Jan 9 - Jan 29Battled on Luzon 
Jan 29 - Wounded
Jan 30 - Feb 7 (Estimated)Tent Hospital, Island of Luzon 
Feb 8 - Feb 25 (Estimated)On Hospital Ship Marigold en route to New Guinea 
Feb 26 - April 4 (Estimated)New Guinea 
April 5 - April 26En route New Guinea to San Francisco 
April 26 - May 4Letterman General, San Francisco 
May 5 - May 22O'Reilly General, Springfield, MO 
May 23 - June 2 - 10-day Leave to Atkinson. Home for first time in over 3 years and 3 months.
June 3 - Aug 12O'Reilly General, Springfield, MO 
Aug 13 - Oct 10Furlough Home 
Oct 11 - HolidaysO'Reilly General, Springfield, MO 
Holidays - Year-EndHome on Leave 

1946


Jan 1 - Jan 5Home on Leave
Jan 6 - Jan 15O'Reilly General 
January 15, 1946 - Wesley K. Slaymaker, Grandpa's Grandpa, Passes Away
Jan 15-21Home for Funeral, Visiting Helen in G.I. 
Jan 22 - Discharge (Jan 29)O'Reilly General