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Dawn Worth Darlington
Dawn Worth Darlington
TitleDawn Worth Darlington
DescriptionPortrait of Dawn Worth Darlington, member of the United States Marine Corp. He was born May 31, 1925 at Atlanta, Kansas, son of Hubert and Iris Darlington. On May 21, 1943 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was called to active duty June 21, 1943. He was sent overseas the early part of May 1944 to the Russell Islands in the Pacific, 60 miles from Guadacanal. He landed with the first troops at Palau Islands on September 15, 1944 and was with the 5th Marines of the First Marine Division acting as a machine gunner. He was hit with heavy machine gun and rifle fire and died September 26, 1944 on Pelaliu, Palau Islands. His body was returned to the United States in 1948 and he is buried in Atlanta, Kansas.
Datecirca 1944
Item TypePhotograph, b&w, 3.5 x 5 in.
CollectionGold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095
LocationSC68, p.81
SubjectWorld War II
Marines (Military personnel)
Local SubjectGold Star Mothers of Kansas City
Darlington, Dawn W.
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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