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John Frothingham - World War II

John Frothingham served in the Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific theater. His battalion suffered a devastating defeat in the Fiji Islands in the spring of 1942, before moving to Guadalcanal to counter a Japanese invasion. He later was shipped around the Pacific before battling the Japanese at Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945.

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A group photo of the 5th Tank Battalion ca. 1944.

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Unknown

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Circa 1944

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John Frothingham as a captain in Australia in 1942.

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Australia

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1942

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John Frothingham at a dance in Ballarat, Australia in February 1943.

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Ballarat, Australia

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February 1943

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John Frothingham at a dance in Ballarat, Australia in February 1943.

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Ballarat, Australia

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February 1943

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Group photo in Ballarat, Australia in the spring of 1943.

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Ballarat, Australia

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Spring 1943

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John Frothingham in Ballarat, Australia in May 1943.

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Ballarat, Australia

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May 1943

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John Frothingham receives a Bronze Star on March 13, 1945 for his actions at Iwo Jima.

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Unknown

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March 13, 1945

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John Frothingham at Christmas 1945.

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Unknown

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December 1945

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John Frothingham in Evanston, IL in 1943.

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Evanston, Illinois

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1943

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Group photo.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Group photo.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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John Frothingham at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in November, 1942.

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Guadalcanal

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November 1942

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Narrator's photo

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John Frothingham and Catherine, his wife, at NW Station.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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John Frothingham at the Matanikau River in November 1942.

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Matanikau River, Guadalcanal

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November 1942

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John Frothingham at Guadalcanal in November 1942.

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Guadalcanal

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November 1942

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Map titled, “The Pacific Areas: 1 August 1942.”

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Unknown

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August 1942

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Map titled, “The Perimeter: Guadalcanal, 12 August 1942.”

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Unknown

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August 1942

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Untitled map of the Pacific area.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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John Frothingham is interviewed for the WILL AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project in 2007.

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Urbana, Illinois

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2007

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This photograph is the property of Illinois Public Media.



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