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lrutcr Bnta11_ ill ......t_ &aU- , __.. at., 71l ..0 ........... r,
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(1) 10 JaIIIl &Ill .tappan 1tCf-lOl a_ ...-or Ia the --...: _ .... &10
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(I) To laD4 u4 nppoI't 1Ot-lOl ... .cr.aor Sa'the att?ear _ II IID& ..,
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a. 'uk lor- O!p!l8at!e
a. 11At* O!"&"DlatI.cat
(1) Beadq_I"tOI'l &lid &Mquut... C.SC.....
(a) ..int.....Nt1_nth .. L1! ....rb4 011 IS! 'IS &IId.ODeGtr
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(b) Headque.1"t8n .eatt_ '-rb4 OIl 1ft 948 (OP afioat).
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(a ) CCIIIJ'&Il.r - A-
Bea4quarten _..Ion ---.rb4 OIl IS! ,. (op an_).
(b let Plat Don embarked OD. IS! fill
(0 and Plat 0CIl ebaril:ecl OIl lB! .....
(d Irc! Platoon embal'b4 pn 1ft .e.
(5) OompalW II., .
. (a) Beadquart.. .eotl_ nlJalbd OIl 1St no (op aft... ).
(b) lat. Plat DOll eIIlIarke4 OIl IST m.
(0) 2nd Plo.toOll . rro.
(d) 3rd Platoon eJIIbo.ricacl on 1ST 818

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Lieut_.1It ColoDel CALVI. r. MIlS, o-aa.lI (cay).
b. OI'pnt._lp tor *oA...ult oa m.Ufto.
tl) ComtaDT -A", to 1aD4 BIZ .. Beaah Y10let tl, uavI sana. _ Ie
llarah 1945.
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CCIIIIPADJ -8" to laDII au 1/401 oa .... GoY Zl AD sma, c. Ie IIsIP*
1945.
, (I ) as- to au 011 Beaob Gnn . Z2 YAl'ABI 8JII& CD.'
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(4) CGIIIl*D7 -., 1u4 III """ _ .... a.d tI, D ma, _ l'
s. PreUm!Dl.!z Plal!Disa
All prel1m1Dary plamd.1II nJatlft t. tM --_I "'OJ-- of 1IiUa ......
oomplded prior to It. arrl_l at OIl 18 ,..., FI'J 1941.... a.taUa. _ ""P'
zWuae. peoultal'ltl.s. ot laallll& m..... nJ"aiphDe4 .. 'brcMIP .....
l1J1,on with Ul&ult BII't Bo ,laM.... 40DI bJ' _Ie adt. ' "
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4. Tro.ln! e.... aDd R!beanall,
0.. SUJIr.lQ.ry ot training
For tho past sixteen aontbJI thie unit ha. tollowecl 'tIbe t .... ..
&Sibl0Ul Foroell. PBo1t1o Fleet in tJ"ainiAc ttll' lhiP-bo-eore' .ow;; at D,
rtne! lil"ltninc .DR the 1EEfth. 11th. and 98th DiYlaio_ ............
in the Hawaiian I.land. 4urlDc 19A.ot. PWttolpation in oOlllllat W11:h tile h4 IWS.
<:.t a:'!.d Ath Di ...... ion at TinSaD r",thSa uit ....1_'b1e DE
_poI"1oDOe. Speek1 t"blDg wW1 the BII'" 0 .. ".. ...
tor thSa operation wa. impoa.ib1e be.._ malt. tmool'hCI ..,...s4eJr ........
inc the traln1Dc period. .,
b. ot Rebearllal.
The rebe&rlal tor the Ulault on DR'. DftO WU oaaltlGte4 ott 11M .....
ot lawer ls)"te near HlBUNANOAlt on 14 IIanh 1941. It".. UIII\IO....M tor ... loS-.
lawing real ODS ,
(1) Watel' was too roup tor IJ'! operation. In .pl1le 12
omrmandera. the LYriS were laUDON, on lIa"'7 ord.... AI a re.ult. (4) Dr"
were sUDk. '
(2) Rebeareal ar_... flooa thl ftaDdpolJll; of L1! .,1_'-' .
The ottllhon ourrent had a Nt ot appraxlJate17 tour (4) blah in a 4t.reftl_ ......
ite to tM liDe ot approaoh. J.e areault it took mt. tbne (I) houn to CO ala
(6) mil...
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(I) hlPU- 1014e4 ..re "u toll... (Approxlatel 1/8 01 tJIII ......_" ..
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'(a) auolS. aacI Lubl'loati.,
flO 10 ___ ",015.-.
'80 41"\DU SAB 1&0 011.
I SAl flo 011.
4.10 paill grealeGP' #1.
1 41"1& ,earlube.
(It) a..ttt.on.
!'lve (6) unlt, ot tire to lDolu4
48.,610 - rd. 0&1. .60
1.124,000 rd. cal. .SO MG.
'8.400 rd. Cal. .80 CarbiDe.
140,400 - rda Cal. ed .
aoo ron:.tl. HI, jJ 2.....
1.'100 ,"ad". haDd.
100 ... .., A't, MILl.
100 OU'trld,... ,"Dade, oarbl.De.
(0) Tb1rt7 (SO) c!aJl supply ot eaoh of the tollawiD&.
Chemioal .. ,upp1le1.
Quartenaete. llaiuteDf.DOe lupplle,.
Medloal .uppliel.
Water and Rationa.
Sigtal supplies.
LVT .pare parts (.uft1oient quautlty to oover the operation).
(d) All organilatioal equipment was loaded. No rear eohelon was le"
at Oahu.
(3' 1'roopl al1c! LV'!'" 'hre oambat _it loaded aboard 1ST's at oahu on 2'1
January and 2 February 19A.6. The a.signment of IBT's was a. oOTered in para
- graph 2, this report.
b. At Leyte. Phillip1ne Islam
'(1) IST' ere preloaded with 1n1antry suppli" equipment trom 8 IILnh
1946 to' 13 Maroh 1946 at farragoaa Beach. z.yte.
(I.) Approximateq t:lfty (60) additional druma ot 80 ootane gasoline were
put aboar. eaoh IST. '
(8) troops embarked on 11 March 1946 and 13 !Sroh 19-\6.
(4) Reo.r eohelon ot OJ (1) 'Officer and nine (9) enlisted wi.
a _.11 amount ot osop-ni_tioDILl property waIL. lett at I4yte.
6. JIovement to Combat AreaI
The oonvoy oonsisting ot (Sa) 1ST's, thirty-two OOI's, aDd matr
GUS oratt ot the Weat..n Island_ Traotor Flotilla departed from r&JD &n
19 March 1945. The oonvoy arrift<1 atm... REftO prior to daylight, 26 )faroh 1946.'
Durin, the ToyaCe all perl0DD81 .eN thorouply briefed in their dutiel. INT" Wei'.
oheeked and _intawel. No trainf.%J& was ooDduo'bed. No WUlIual "ent.
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(1) !me Ill.. 8iz del,. (26 Itlroh . .
(a) Company ItAn laDded BI: 1/305 on Beach Violet 1-1. ZUNII EIa, POI'
tollawq 8chedulel (SD A.NRX AILB).
lat wnw oros80d 1,1 at. 0850 - laDded at 0868.
2nd wnvo or08sed at 0852 .;. lallded at 0901.
Srd wnw or088ed II,p at 0900 - laDded at 0909.
4th 1ftl.VO or088ed at 0906 .;. lo.ndod at 0915.
8th 1ftl.Te or088ed lIP at 09la - landod at 0922.
6th 1ftl.Te or088ed at 0918 .;. lnmod at 0927.
7th 1ftl.W or..8ed Iii> at 0924 ... laDded o.t 09S2.
lI1ke ho\11" wn8 8et M; OSSa. lit waft we o..ibiaD _aka tna 1;b. .,...
MqiLibsAll fG.Dk Battalion.
Ja.'la lee OODl!lGnt8. par. tar the reo.80n ot dolD.7 ill a1ko. hour.
'-; . (b}" D": BIIr 8/105 OA !lOacah Gold .w sma. ptI'
loUGlrlDg ....a1o. (aBE ABlE). . .
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18t wnw orossod IA> o.t 0746 - l.nDded at 080S.
2nd wnve orossed t{1> at 014'1 - laDled at 0801.
"Srd wr.ve 1..:/2 o.t 074' ... la:ldod at O8OT
. 4th' -avo caroaeecl xI1> o.t \)'154 - la_eel at 0811.
ebh waft oroesod tIP at 075C - 10.ndec1 at 0811.
fM;h wan or088eel tIP at 0804 - laDdocl at 0822
.fth waft oroc..,d t;1 at 0801 - lo.D4ecl at 082 7
8IJh ..... 01'.,.4 .. 0814 laa40d .. oua.
JdD Ju)ar WD8 .et a .. oeoo. 1.. aII4 ........ _" aJlllblbSaD ..... ,..
tho 10ath TaDk Battalion.
. (0) CcapllV nl" laD4e4 IIr ./407 OIl 1eaoJI- ...... W. 1UUI SJa....
te11-1D& aob84tll.. (SD ... .ura).
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1... ..... OI'ed lIP.... 1141
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- laDdecl at lIeo.
IDd wa.... or...eel at l.341 - laDdecl a1l 1151.
Irc1 wave oroe.e4 J1p at 1350 - landod at 1858.
4th wan 01'01.04 at' 1111 .. laMec1 at '.
It;b .... orae..s at 1400 - 1aDc!ec1 at 1401.
lac Jaaqp WILl ... .n at 1110. It ... 4ela,..t _0 11..
(a) IDefteftm ... rille, .ob...........u.l.... I' a.. _ ...
. .....enc1 _ ., .., lEna .. AD.8IDA. !ben .. _ eppoIl1l1aa _ 'DIAII."
. . (.) .,.... tl'oo,. won J.JIII" _U.M! _JIll. '" ....S- (1O.. III'a)
...... 4.,,..,,.. _ red to fte**.......lin a. .JIII. ..,.......
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(t) After troopl were landed on.AD. SBl", 0.11 Ln', exoopt 7, woro 1'0
laa4e4 OIl II!'. p!'lor to 1110. BlI 2,1s07 traJUlterre4 trom Aa'i to tho IST'I Ilt
thS8 tt.. 8eftD (7) LV! .... $,.,4 on AlA SRIJ& to 1.n luppl:y and evaoWLtlO1l
....lvltlM.
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(tt) Lon tl" 4&7 (2.,
(a) aDd PlAtoon. caaqall,Y It A", lG1lded Oompmy"s". BU 1/305 on Belloh
Amber Z-l, AllJ'RO SH_, per .tollc.rlDl lohedule. (SD AIREl ABIB).
let .vo ol'08led IA.> Ilt 1309 - landed Ilt lSl6.
2nd Wo.vo orol8od rIP at lS12 - lADded o.t 1318.
'I'd waft woelod 1/D o.t 1315 - lAndod Ilt 1321.
J1c Jaov .... In at 1100. lat \'ItOVO Wile o.DqiJ.lb1aD taSI tram the 'I08th
..... , Ia.ttal1oa. / .
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(b) aDd Pl.o.toon" tompaa.y.'" laDdec1 COIIIpU\y 8U 2/301 on Beaoh Reel
. W. I1JII ODl.. POI' IchedulD. (SU A.ucl ABI2).

lit wavo orollod liP at 1049 - lAndecl at 1101.
2Dd 'W'8.ve orossod J/p o.t 1052 .. lD.Dded o.t llO4.
II'd wnve orosBed o.t 1057 - llludod at 1109. .
J1c hour waa let a.t 1100.
(0) 80 opp.OIitloD. wo.l oDCoWlterod o.t oltJaor AMORO SBDIa. or IUBB 88M.
(d) Itos1Ddor ot COlDlJAJIY .1..- lpont tho da:y hAuling IUPP 110. from
___IIUXI 8BDA .0 ZAJlAIlI SHDIt.. The roo..on tor th1a, 18 that the a.pproo.ohe. to
.... VloletZ-l were 10 tllAt .-11 boatl oould not bo \IIod otteot1ve17.
OaDllequo_q. a.U '.pplle. were broupt 'bJ boo.t to AD)1ft.SBUI SllDIta. to be re
1GD.4ect1ll'0 1ft'. tor trauportatl-. 11*0 'the bocLoh.
. (0) '1--.111401' ot Coapalll' -rl' .pent the da,. ill _lato_DOG ot D'!".
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(a) . Len... tow c1a7 (28 .reb 1911&).
(a)wOle (1) .eot1oa of tift (IS) mi. trOll CeIIp'D7 A laDde4 tl'oope on
I.a 1-4. UINII sana Clt otOO.
(b) 81.., of "I.- aD4 00lI(l&.,. wen .04 b .._IDe .upplJ
U4 .......'10ll aotlv1tlu. .. .
(0) OW (1) .'-loa h".. 18t PlAtOOD CoapZW - .. we_ to .... Gold Z-a
'0 laD4 ad .vpport C01D.pf1u.r t. Itr a/306.
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(4)" LGn JdDU8 thNo daJ' (I' a:toh 11l1S).
(a) ompanSoa WOI"O Uleel in rout1De 'upp17 &lid ......tl_ aotlvltSD
. .('It) (.9) lorGAn priaODOn woro oapb1lNl1 -, C....DIA at
1.100 fa .... ftoW Z.z. ottol"Ocl =oppoattloa.
. (e) CoapD7.....-n4' 'bo Gl..BI 8BtM4 ai; 1800

(It,... 1dDlt two .,.(10....... lMI). '. .
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(.) ,.. .... - 4AJ (II ...... 114<1).,
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(6 ) b.. l.It.D!04 IU 1/101 on loGe ... '., pol' tol1Grlag
lleM4ul y (la A_IX MI"It.' :
".. waw 01"0I1e4 LIP at MaO .;. laate4 at 0fII. ,
IIl4 WOoft eltoele4 o.t 0111 lADeS04 at 0801.
Ird _vo or081od IJD at 0'18'7 - 1o.Ddo4 0l0I.
4th wa.a 0742 - laDdod at 0808.
8th waft OI'OIled at 1'747 10.D4e4 a., 0111.
Ith wo.'V'O oroll.d r.iJ:> o.t 01&1 1acded o.t 0811.
7th waw OI"OSI04 I(D o.t 0'71'7 - lD.D4od At 0880.
Supr hour was In at 0800. 'llt waft ... &allhibiaa ._ .tr. tile 708th
Teak Battalion.
(b) ComptLD -B" laaded Bt:r a/SO& OD leaoh Ret 1'-1. pel" tell_be
Nbedu1e. (SEB ANNEX BAml).
lat waft ol"OIlld rIP at 0'130 - laD4e4 at OfH.
2nd wave or0l8e4 I/P at Mal. - laDclecl at 0801.
Srd wave orOiled at 0'734 - lAnded at 0806.
A4th wave orol.ed Ijp at 07S1 - l&Ddedat 0810.
5th wave or08.ed 1;1> at 0'74..4. laDdec:\ at 0818.
6th wave or08.ed lIP at 0'14' - laDded at 0826.
7th wave oroed I/D at 0'15(. - laMed at 0832.
Supr hOUl" was let M 0800. 1n waft ft. &Ilphib1aD __ troa the ?Oah
Altphlblu !&nknBa'tt&lion. _ '
(0) Inetteott.. rifle aDd liCht PIll tire .. noOUDi;en4.
three (a) tift-badl"ed p0UD4(EiOO) bomba, ued al m1DeI, Were towd Oil .... tel ,
(d) Both Compt.DJ-"" and OompaD -1/' .ere .ed in rO\ltlDe 8\lppq alld
.....tion activities to11.lag the init1al landiDp. .
Ce) All m'l we... reloaded OIl allipH l8!" prior to l?OO

(2) 11ri1lialll plus ODa da7 (1'7 April 1945). .
(a> BLT 2ft0'7 and Bt:r sftO'7 embarked on 1ST'1 at BA.G'OSHI Al1CIICBlGB.
CKDAWA, prior to 0'700. ..
(b) CompanY' "A" laDded BU' 5/.507 on Beaoh Re4 1'-4, pRhl1C1dItC
aohedule. (SEE ANREX BAna). ._
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lit OI"OIlea at 111& - laDde4 at 113e.
2nd wave orOlI.d I/D at 1118 - laQ4ed at 11k.
Ird waft ol'.Md tIP at 1121 laDded at llSt
..tb waft 01"01" 4 tIP at -1126 - laadecl at U1,4.
5th wave OI"OIlecl x;m a15 -1151 la1Mle4 at 1141
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"*h Aaphib1aD !ak Battaliem.
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l.t ...W VOlled ."" at 1114 - laDCled .. 1130.
1114 ........ 01"08.e4 at 1116 .;. lameel at 1134.
Ird wave oro/lsed It-i> at 1121 - at
A.th ..... '" or.led at 1126 - lauded at 1U4.
8th wave orossod IJ,t a.t 1181 - landed at 1149.
fth waft orolled lID at; 1:36 - laDded at 1152.
. a...r plul one hour 'noll! !1eV81" Urt aDd 2Dd waftl .ere amphibian
.... fto___ 10eth Amphibian Tank: lnllita lion. .
. (4) InefieotiTe 8neDV r1ne and light 1Il0hine gun tire wu eMowstered.
!We (2) n..-hWldred pound (500) b01llbs were totmd on Baach Red T-3 and fmmerous
N. bOD. ot hleb .)xp:losl .... s were tound burieu on th6 beach ot Red T-4.
. (.) All fiXoept.; (7) reloaded on aseigned 18T
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s prior to 1500.
!be ...,. ('I) re.ining stayed .on the beaoh and were eripged in supply and e't'8.ouatlcn
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(8) William plus two de.y-1 torn:'liam plus days (17 April- 22 AprI11945)
a) Seven (1) IJV'l'tr; ellge.gei I!'upply
(b) Re..incbr of bat'ljf.J.ion afloat pet' Navy orders
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(4) William plus le7en dal (23 Ap.:d.l 194 5)
(a) All LVT! s tmbadad ::'rom LST' a and moved ashore on Red T-S.
(b) tw.rrliy-N...,a rr!l"s we:."e en.gaged in Eupply aotlvlties.
(I) Wl111Am plus eigMi days April 1945).
<a) rwenty-flv(J LVT'e were engag'3d in lIupply activltie
(6) William plul nine dap (25 April 1945).
(a) Reboated BLi' 2/307 and BU 3/:507 on 18T
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s tor transportation to
CKlJAD SRIMA.. ...
{b' D13erabarkfJe at Beaoh O!"&ng9 !. on the night of 25 April 1945 and day
f/l18 April 194.5. . ... .
(0) Battalion m.oted into bivouao area at Target Squar 8384 G-B,
canwrA SRIM, aD 26 19.1.5.
.. ctblenwd' '
a. 1'be .DeDJY, a taw snipers, did not fight baok OIL aDJ ot the beaohes.
b. oal.y harauing I light _ohm3 go..m, and oooa81onal mortal" t1N wa. .IL
....recl. Ho evidcmot; of of AF' o,trJD1tlniticm was fO\r.ld.
o. ...,. were neither 'oltxttered with ant1-boat obltaole.. SCM tift
lmDdre4 pOWId boabll aDd fused boxe8 of hig'h. explosives were toUDd buried. UDlyetelBt
1.117 on the beaohes ot IE SRI...
cl. ON,. thNe-h1m4red .ulolde boat., oODeealed in oave. &lid bl'ul-h. we...
t0UD4 ... tlw bee.obel 1D 'DAlIA. RmO. The.e were either d8lStropd or oaptured.
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9. Reault. ot 0reratioD:
a. PenoDD81oaaualtie
(1) WoUded in aotion.
One offioe
Four enlisted _n.
(a) B'on-batt le aasuaIt iea :
Five enlisted mep..
b. Vehioular oasualtiea.
(1) 8\1Dkl .
1 - (during unloadinc ot organi_tio_l .uppl1ea at CElNAlfA SHIa em
of 25 April 1945 When an LVT loacled with 4ru. of' :tuel hit
a 00ra1 heac! an4 oapailed.)
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10.Conanta am aeoOlllll8DdatioDl.
a. _val guntire fe.lliJlg ihort near L/D 011 Viol'et Z-l held up the M.ault laDd
sac apprOXimately ODe"balt hour. 'lh1e tire was more halar4011ethan aD,Y ..., tire
eDOoWlbered.
b. The height of'the lea wall aDd the ...14th ot the .treetl in ZAJIAlII tGIID were
' .. de.oribed in lntelligenoe reports. Such nports .hou14 be .... aoourat
o. RefUe1iD faoilities tor mi....efe iaadeq\IILt .:1 AU. SSIllA.. !hen ....... y
_q two (2) be!" boats pr.sent - tow (4) should be as.Specl to each BII.
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. 4. At 26 aroh 1945 ,ben to Compafi.y ..,
."', ot oha... 111 the operational plan, and ot a torty-tift (11.6) ainut. dela7 In
Jl-ht'U1".. Discussion ot the "hangs9 1!l. eonjunctlon with the ftde'!.at' oaut.1ed
COIIp&D eIf' to d1aembark twenty minube. late. 'lhe waves arrived at lID on sohedule,
.... h....r. Chances in the operatlcml plan .hou1d be diss.m_ted prior to Wa,.. 'lu
falae
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delAt'int...tlO1l was a poe. enor.
e. l&aJc ot aGourat. iDl'....tlon etA .eather ooDditlou in tile R!t&1't8 .. a
.....loa !he nights were _oh ooldel! than was azdloipat.cs. !hi......t __
., baN,hlp beca.e the _n ..... dre,.ed a troploal olS-te.
t. Proper 011 the laDd1Dc ot Ret 107 was laokiDc. Up to oalO,
.. Wl111am plUi OM 87. no ODe aa.r ,.lt1n1,. what beach would be laa4.. ..,.. la
, Oil Sup!' plus ODe hour wal D8Y8r reoelwd. !he ta1lun .t."'..... aathol'1
. tie. to .w.,etaa1.ate thie int.-tloD oou1d han beell dila"r_.
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I. At appr__teq 0720, 18 Aprl1,945, ward ... reoelw4 OIl o_nl Ye,l
,,.,. 1601 that 8-hour .oulcl be 4ela,. UDtl1 0810. At 0121 8-hoar WIll _ .... __
to 0800. Tu 00Df\uJ10D oauI.cl b)' th.,. freque. obaDCe' ill S..cour .. *IIF
... .UGh ohaBp' an uarar......, "" t.,. are MO"'&I7, -., *adi lie
obanpd 0Dl,. CIlOe. .

"-. Allault troop' In Ln' .n be bpi; 4-. tor pr....l_ ..___.....U
.ru.. Q1e wu ktl1e4 '" .aipeI' tire oa Ieaob 'VIeW W ..... Ida
.hoacl ft. ab.. thlt ..,.... plate.
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1. It 18 eential that eaoh C;;q.1IY ot L'ftl. be ,ben a Baval Attaoll:
Order Oflftzo1D phasea pert1MDt to In', operatiom. the oopy ot this order aboard
18f'. 18 ,e_ral1)' unavailable or iDocmplete.
j. Battalion turnishecl ocatrol ott'1oera aboarcl aD! aeoaa:lar7 ooatI'01
......11. fheae ottioer. oGDtrolled the dispatoll1.Jll ot aaaault waft., aDd aclviaed
ill .ubaeq.1It .hip.-bo-ehore .uppl)' aotivitlea. neir oaatributlcm to the a\1OOa ot
the JN4iD&.... peat.
k. Statt ottioerl were aa.iped to various lS1'a iD oaae ODe ahip 11'&8 aUDIt,
the operat i_ ot the battalion wwld not be hallpered.

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U. Col., C&ftlr)',
OPrIOIAL. C..-DdiD&.
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1 Oande. Gen., POI\.
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'Q5TH j,rHiIBUN TlUCTOR BATTALION",/
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DO 286 .. "
9 July 1945,
39824
S1..i3JECT, SuppleDIBZJt Report of jotien Campaign.
TO I The Commanding General, United States J.rm:I Foroes Pacifio Ooean
Areas, APO 958
In oompliance with Ciroular No. 65,HUS'POA, JPO 958, dated. 16 . L.
April the following report: is submitted. ""
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Supplemerrt to 'Report

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c.. The purpoa. of thla rep'Ol'\ 1a t t) nsth
i.mphlblCUl Trr.otot !Ja"a11on In .11\" \hit .... Jll: ShirA
from 26 1848 'bo 30 J\lDl 18-5.
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(S) '-ot1v1'le. ltOlllUlt III C:lrpe.
(4) Pr'pU'a'loD tor 0,"",,, ..u ....
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1\. R,hab1ll'a'blon &ad aiM,.., phaH.
(1) the ,..104 trOll I. Apr1l '0 JUlW lt4S wu lp6ab 1n rehablllto.tlon
of voo,.. _t.eDaMe of Tahlol.. cmd .eo.poDl, CU1d nonal det.Dlle
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(I) Th, 'l_h 4lDblbtAn 1'1'0.0'01' Batisallon wo.a o.aa1gned C'. dorena. leotor
al ',h.l1 1n I'teld Order No. lS, ilhll h.o.d\\la.l"tera, dntod SO
liAI. Dv1nc thll pol'tod. pntl'ol. fl\lshed the t.ron tor onom;y
'.00,. and all enD'IV iMilallatlcma to inolude 258 onwl,
'uk trape. o.Ad ll\lmerou. foxhol.. nnd sun "'1'he
8a"0.11= Wat H110ftd ot thle relponllbll1ty on 29 19"8.
(I) ,. 1141, 0. Batisalion C\lU'd killed t\ Jt1p loldler on the
beaoh, Appl'ozllllAtol, 800 JU'd' So,*, of BAttt\110n Heo.dquc.rten
b. Aot'.,S.ilS,.. ais )41.t luppOl'tlDc the XXIV Corpe.
(1) OIl the ?tah ot June 1848, verbal order. were reoeived from the 20th
Armarid '0 have 40 Oo.rlo LV'l", report to Beo.oh !3raRll 11 o.m
Beub Whli1, ta, Ail 0800, 8 J\me 1845. LVT'I were to loc.d o.t!lnunltlon
aDd ,.s, .,. .,.utpmaza. embark OIl lSftl to be tl'Ullporte4 to
U1rJatosa. VPOA oompletlon ot tht. rd..lon, ml_ were to ret:'Aln o.t
Ill.... u4 pporil tbe XlIV Corp' in aotS,y1tl'l to be o...iped.
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bark' on II! fe7'. then prOOM4 110 th' t.bfJfe 4,l'biDat'
UterDl" rea0he4 th.tr 4enl_l=. 1IheJ .0u14 'Ial'"
their oargo &Ill r_UI'Il to the arM. Tbu M.l
wu to oonblnue lZJdet1nlt.l1.
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On 11 June 1946. orden .ere 1'".1...4 tram 80bh GrtNp .
send an addltloDal platoon ot 18 m to Itci1nAn. J)ue ft tbe
large number ot LV! personnel ...lIDed to the 111.01& ."iOIl,
this battAlion reo.i.,.d 1 ottioer aM eo enllde4 _a ft\tath.
788th Amph Trao BD to help opVfte me . "fh _n .....,
the 7l5th Amph Trao Bn at' 0600. 11 Jua 19A5. I.,
(For details ot operuU.on. aee Charlle). \
d. Preparation tor Overa... HO'ft_nt
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(1) On 20 J,um ftrbal order. ftre ....1,..4 from 8<*l
Group to prepare tor an mo,"_Ilb. "'he of
departure aDd the d!J8tlDAt 10n .....
(2) Wlthinthe perlod 20-10 JuDe 1948, aU anllabl.peno=el ot
th1a unit were utllised to prlpan '\he _","llon NinO......
overseas. Ordnance pers onnel 1Dapeoted all nhlo1e. u4 ....pODl
tor oombat 8erV'1,oeabIUty. th. Inapeo'b01' h.ral, XlIV 0..,..
iJUlpeoted all battalion aDd 001l1P&l\Y reoord.. Prlor to 80 JuDI
194&. Signal Corps personael had oheaked all oa.lln1o&tl_
eq,ulpment. An inepeotlon or peraonal equlpwaDt .... h.ld __ the
Battalion Supply Otfloer. .&11 bulk oargo .... not neo."0017
tor immediate operation wu bozed. On the 26th at dux. 1''',
. thla batta:lion reoeived to \tarniDg order trom COI'JID&dlD1
. Tenth An\v. On 29' June 1946. a' JDOTeID8ut order ..... reo.1_ ft'01Il
CODlftandlng Genex-al, DIY Carp.. !he t1mi or- aDrlthe
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OFERJd'IONS SUPPORTING XXIV CORm Xl MINA1'OGA BEACH
Forty-tour LVT t S reported t:) Beaches BrCM'n =1/:1 aDd White #1 for lcw.dl3

. ...;r, T JUDD 146 ot ammunition and ongineer as follOWS
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Co .A. - with tweuty-one (21) Lft'. reported to the l088th S:1pply
Battalion and started. loading a Bailey Bridge and other engin'3E1r
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loading amnDlnition at ammunition dump on the beaoh.
Hq Co - with one (1) LVT to be used as a oPITJDnnicatioDS tractor stood
by with Co B aW,aiting loading on IST's.
Personnel breakdown as follOWS.
Bn Hq - two (2) offioers, Captain Charles Fo Parks, Offioer in
1st Lt H()t'Iard L. Young, Communications Oftioer.
Hq &: Sv Co - tive (5) EM.
Co A - two (2) offioers, 1st. Lt Robert D. Duncan and 1st U; Robert R.
Krause. - One.: hundred and tweuty-two EM.
Co B - two (2) offioers, 1st Lt Robert W,. Striok1er and 1st It William
S. Kerrigan. One hundred (136) EM.
Medioa1 Deta.ohment - four (4) Ell.
Loading ooDt1nued throughout the day am nighti.
8 g1 I4&. Loading ot m's ooDt1wed.
OOSO Co B oompleted load1Dg aboard 1ST 792.
0830 Co .A. oompleted loading aboard l8T 92a, but ISf was unable t 0 dUtJ
to 1C111'-tide.
1730 Co B 8ft'lved at Jl1Datoga, all troopl and oargo were unloaded.
1980 All Co B oargo unloaded at XXIV Corpe dump. LW's were d1apel'lled alcJl6
the aoubh 'baxJk !ttl_toga River. Local security set up
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Co B k11led a group at tOUl" (4) JapaDetle .oldiers and two (2) o1"f'11ta.
9_'41
(woan). One at tbe woman hod thl'c:Inl a satchel oharge at an m.. It
laded 15 teet; .h.... aliptlq wound1nr; Cp1 Jam.. ... CfU"ter.
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(I)obildren thiDa were wo\uJdec1 and enowttecl.
1201 Co A &l"l'1.,.d at K1atop &lid o01ll!llmOed unload!nc.
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toea Ri,,"r. DurlDc the 4q mt. unloade4 tow (I() u:rr
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Co B lett flank: guard observed two persons approaching an DTT = 0'1
10 June '45
burst of .30 cal MG fire killed one and the second ran to c'We:".
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next; morning the victim was found to be a young Japanese WO!i"Ano -:.
second dead woman was found 300 yards from the beach.
0900
Co B patrol led by Cpl Rincon and Cpl Garcia were wjth 1:lani
grenades by 6 Jap soldiers. They were about 800 yards s ou;h :)f :mr
bivouao area. The patrol killed all 6 enetI\Y soldiers without losl' ,),..
injury to themselves
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2 LeT's and 1ST #=504"arrivedo 1 LOT was completely unloaded D11.d ",1furk
continued on 1ST #=504 throughout the day. During th3 day, Co A ill'
terned 19 civilians and turl10d thotlover to XXIV Corps IW Car..p..
2300 3 Jap soldiers, armed with rifles and satohel cha.rges, attemptod to
reach Co Bls left flank LVT1s. They crept through crevices in the
reef and wero f'itt::y' feet of the LVT' s bof:)re they could be
fired upon. Aircraft spotlights woro used to flush
them. 1 'LVT was sent around to the rear of thoir pos it ion and 0.11 the
enemy were killed.
0530
11 June '45 Co B patrol under Sgt Razzano killed 1 enemy soldier and captured an
enemy woman in a thicket about 100 yards from our area. The '.vom:m was
quest ioned by Pvt Bushong and said she was 0. dancer from Naha, and was
enrouto to her home in the northern sQction of the Island. She told
him of presonce of 2 MG positions manned by 10 soldiers,
looated "tili up tho information was passed on to tho ls,;,th
Infdry Rcg:lJnent.
0700 Unloading of 1ST #504 and 2 I.CT I S continued throughout the day.
1000 1ST #334 anohored offShore.
1730 Started unloading 1ST #334. Teo 5 Hash, Co B. was evacuated to 7th
ilIad Bn (NBC) .
0700 Continued unloading, 1ST #504 and IBT #334 and 2 WT's. 4 LVTls and u
12 June 145
25 mnn working parby supplied by the 728th klph Trac Bn.
1100
1ST =/1=50
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lost her bow ramp. 1 LVT had to remain aboard. 1ST #=334 was
sent to Yonabaru to complete unloading. Work wo.s cominued on WT :/1=1372
throughou'l? the day.
0700
13 June 1,1,5
25 mn dotail continued unloading D.rnr:1.unition over tho side of 1ST #=304
into LOT :/1=111.19. Tho communications section started 0. check of all redio
equipnant. :Taintcnnnce of LVT's continued throughout the day. I.CT #=1419
unloaded 115 tons of oargo and reloadod 500 bc.gs ':Jf saYld. 100
tons of 105 o.r:munition from lOT 4/=1372.
0200
Co Bls loft flank LVT killed 2 enemy soldiors attempting to infiltro.to
14 June '45
into the area. Several of our trip flares Vlore set-off, but nothiD \V'o.s
seen.
0300 Co B killed 1 oneqy soldier near the oenter of their :x:ri;1Otor.
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14 Juno 45 f
0600 2 patrols, 1 from Co A Elnd 1 from Co B, sent out. CO'J.:B patrol 10ca",i0d
5 Jap soldiers and 2 Jap W01:1en, all freshly killed. hey w ore loca'r;c.d
in 0, Co.vo 1000 yards .south of our left f1o.nk. Co 1.. repolt'lQ ar..l,er
fire from their lef't; flank and investigated. 1 Cave was burn13Q.. .,u't;
with gasolino and grenados were used. 1 Jap woman wa.s oa.pbur3d a.nc::.
.turned over to the Military Goverm:lant.
0700 l.CT :/1=1424 and l.CT =1/=1419, eaoh oflrrying 109 tons of. 105 tlInmunit::'O"l, vtore
unloaded.
1600 7SObh .Arnph Tank En arrived and set-up beach defenses on ou:.;, loft flru:.Ik:.
2300 1 offioer and 37 EM from the colored service troops arrived fo:, 0, iabor
detail. Teo 5 Burdick, Co B, was slightly wounded by anomy at"tillery
fire whioh fell intermittently throughout the night.
0700 "
COmMenced unloading 5 LeT's loaded with ammunition, gas, Bailey Bridge
15 June 145
and LV'!' pa.rts. Unloading oontinued throughout t!le da.y. 1 oiviliC:.
was interned. aivoral rounds of artillery fire fell in the aroo,'dur::'ng
the day. casull.lties. Pfc Sll.ndors, Co A, and Pvt Hoppe, Co A,
ovaouatod to 7th Medioal Bn (NBC).
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Our lll.bor dotachr.tent plus 1 tlAn f'rOT.'l. ea.oh LVT crew, a.nd 1.t. Kerrigan
16 June 111.5
r..nd 1 !hint LVT lv/ormv (Ob B;1 "Off.- a.nd 00 A 50 EItJlof't; on l.C!
=/1=557 to roturn to Base Canp. Leo.ving a strength of offioers aru1 73
EM fron Co J.. and I offioer and 72 EM from Co B. Also 2 EM from Medios
and 2 offioers and 5 EM from Hq & Sv Co. !rhNO non'tvore left at Mina.
toga.
During the da.y 500 drums of gasoline and oil were unloaded frOM. lCT
114.(
5 Jap women oivilians were interned.
Maintenanoe Wo.s perforr.wd on all vahie les not on duty.
Major Eckert and Captain Coates arrived about OSOO for a 2 hour inspeo
tion a.nd returned to Base Canp.
During tho afternoon 80 tons of al"h-:lUnition was unloaded fron l.CT =1/=1419.
1500 Co B po.trol killed 1 enomy soldier.
7Soth guards killed 6 enemy soldiars on our 1e f'b flank during the nightu
17 June '45 LVT's h'culod 24 infa.ntry casualties to the Hospital IST.
lin interpreter and 1 RV wore taken to an I.CI' off the beaoh for a masior..
south ':Jf Hino.t ego..
of LVT's oorrbinued.
1st Sgt Carmichaol returned to Bo.se Camp.
2300 Co B LVT on the left flank killod 1 enemy soldier.
2330
1 oneny soldier killed by Co.1'..
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19 June 145
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20 June 145

1 enetrW' oivilian killed by Co A
J.ctivities of' the day consisted of' unloo.ding 125 tons of' o.rnnuniti:m
from lCT by' LVT. 66 Infantry cllsua.lties wero evr.culltud 0
Hospital LST #926. 1 LVT 10lld of whole blood was brought back to the
. beaoh. 13 enoIl\Y oivilians were interned.
!lo eneIl\Y aotion during the night exoept intermittent HG firo in tlto
general area.
LVT1s unlolldod 120 tons of' o..-:tmunition fron LeT #1419.
99 infantry co.sualties were evacuated to Hospital 1ST 4/--926 and 32 pirIts
of whole blood was returned to the beach.
LVT-B-215 with Op1 Harris as tractor cOnun1lnder. Tec 5 Kotowski as
driver and Tec 5 },Ia.wini as crewman. returning fron 1ST #926, were
ordered by J.rrn.y Poi.-tDirector aboard the LVT to go to 0. pcint on the
beaoh 3000 yards south of Minatoga. The nission was to check on a
group of eneny civilians soldiers gathered there for internoent by
patrol of the 78oth".' 1Ih1leth.i. severlll m6nbers of 1l11e>th'Jr
780th patrol engaged in rounding up Il group of eneny soldiers, 800
yards further south, reported their patrol was pinned down by er.er;w
fire and they were out of' amnunition. irn:lediately went to
their assistance. They drove over rough corlll to a point 75 yards off
the beach Ilnd c overed the withdro.wlll of' the patrol. The ne!!lbers of the
pntrol under the oommand of Lt. Mayhew, swam and crawled to tho LVT.
TSMG and C0.1 .50 UG fire "frOM the LVT killed 45 ener.ty soldiors and
jihe Uves of' the Itt man patrol. 1 member of tho patrol hnd been
prl:ore't;o the arrivlll of the 715th LVT. Final count of enelity killed
e.nd cllptured is as folltm'Sl
SOlDIERS KILlED

ENEMY SOLDIERS CAFTURED ENEMY CIVILIIINS TIJCEH
45
121
153 190
J;. 7 man patrol from Co B found 12 enenw s::>ldiers at a. point 1500 yards
south of CP. In the ensuing action a hand grenade, thrcwln by an enenw
soldier, slightly wounded Pi'oStafford, Co B. a mer.tber of the patrol.
RESULTS, 9 enemy soldiers killed. 3 capbured.
Activities of the days -Evacuated 107 infantr:r casualties to Hospita.l
1ST #929. 12 M casualties evaoua.ted to 1ST =JF929 Were refused and hc.d
to "be returned to Medical Unit. Unloaded about 50% of LeTts #=1419.
#1400 and. #1410. oarrying gasoline and ammunition. 2 LVT's (1 fr::n:'.
enoh 00). carrying the 7th Division nnd FInne
were sent by water to a beaoh, 300 yards south of OP. There they oover
ed interpreter 7SOth AroXank patrols engaged in
soldiers and oivilians from cover. Opposition "'"as slight. 1 7th Div
ini'antryrnan wns "seriously wounded by sniper fire and was returned to
base by LVT. 24 enemy soldiers and 60 civll1::l.ns vVere captured.
2 lW I S were pic).red up from an LCI and t a.ken to the bench by LVT.
No enemy nction during the night.
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21 June ""5 unloading LCT IS #1.119. #111.00 and #l/UO. 2 LVTI S (1' from
eo.oh Co). moumed with loudspeakers and oarrying imerpreters work'3d
along beaches south of CP with 7tli Division Qnd 780 knTo.Ilk patrols ..
RESUI.1I'S: 300 ener.lY sold iers und 400 c ivilio.ns surrendered c.nd 'w'or's
interned. 8 enemy soldiers were killed.
22 June 1"5 l.:aintenc.noe of LVT's. No unusuo.l evems. No unloc.ding ..
23 June 1 .115
Unloaded LCT #1391, carrying fuel. Evaouated 72 infantry cas<laltieo
to Hospital 1ST #CJG7. 715th LVT 's worked with 7th Division patrols
collecting 137 PW's. No oasualties and no action during the
night.
24 June 145 Maintenance of LVT's. No unusual events. No unloading.
25 June '45 64 walking casualties; evacuated to Hospital 1ST #929. 4: LVT IS worked
southern beaches with 7th Division patrols. 2 Jap officers. 58
soldiers. and 135 civilians were captured near the beach. Slight re
sistance was encountered. 17th Division infantrymanwns killed.
No casuulties to this unit. All prisoners were irrberned.
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845 wOlmded enemy civilians Were evacuated to 1ST #334.
The XXIV Corps Port Director relieved this detachment of fUrther
responsibility to XXIV Corps. and returned to his headquc.rters.
0830 2 LVT's worked with infantry on beaches south of bivouac area. LVT'B
26 June '15 returned at 1500 with 5 eneny soldiers and 35 civilians.
1330 1 LVT worked with 7th Division Bomb Disposal Unit and carried one
of dud bombs and shells out to deep water.
1530
2 LVT IS took reoonnaissance pars onnel to island. 500 yards north of
HinJltogato pick up d Jap pilot who was thought to be on that 1s10.OO.
LVT's returned at 19"0 without the pilot. 90 WEl.lking oasualties were
evnount,ed to Hospital 1ST #929.
0915
1 UTT 'to LCI '/F76
11
to piok up offioers and llltierpreters and return them
27 June '45
to Shore. 64 walking casualties evacuated to Hospital 1ST frCJZ9.
28 June 45 .ro. wa.lking casualties were evaouated to Hospital 1ST #CJG9
29 June '45
40 wlllking casuulties eVllcuated to Hospita.l 1ST #929.
1ST t s #1031 and 4/=965 arrived off reef Ilt 0915 with orders to lond.
LVTts and return to BrONn Beaoh. Received word from in Hdqs at 1055
to prooeed to load on 1ST's and return to Bn area.. Started loading
IST's at 1120. Co B on LST 1/:1031, Co A on 1ST #965.
Completed loading on both 1ST's by 1330. LST t s moved out from Bra.vll
Beaches o.t 1345. krived off BrC7Nn Beach at 1715. All Co B IJITts in
Bn area. by 1735. J.ll Co A. LVTIs in Bn area by 1820.
- .5
ANNEX BAKER
OPERi.TIONS SUPPORTInG 3RD HIlB CORES 1.T
0500 Reveille
9 June 145
0530 3rea.k:f'ast
0635
1st Lt. Viilson (In oharge) and 29 EliIwith"17 LVT's fron Co A; 7JGth
.bmph Trao Bn and 1 Bn IA:aint traotor with 4 EN left bivouac area,_,
0700
l\rrived at Beach White #3.
0730
Received rations.
0810
Rat ions londed int 0 LVT' s
0925
LST #671! dosignated.
0925
Left Beaoh White #3 for 1ST #671',.
1025
1st LVT aboard.
1040
Gas loaded topside of IST #674 from 2 LVT's.
. 1145
Craws of LVT's had dinner aboard 1ST #674
1215
last LVT aboard
1313
Le:f't; Beaoh White :If,5 for Itoman.
1425
Arrived at Itoman. Prepared to debark from !.ST.
1515
debarkedfroD 1ST #674.
1600
DTTts on beaOh at It01nan. liTo, surf. Reef rough'to seaward. In close,
reef is hdrd" smooth coral sand. Near the beach" reef hud a foul
bottom. 4 LVT's bellied up. Rations plaoed in 7th Regiment
dump on beaoh at It oman. No enemy fire reoeived.
1620 1st LVT le:t'ti beaoh to reload on 1ST #67-1..
1723 Last LVT left beach. No enemy fire received.
1817 last LVT aboard 1ST #674. EM ate as they came aboard 1ST.
1830 left Itomn for Beach Brown =f,bl.
1930 Passed Maohinato.
1932 General Quarters. Low f'lying planes reported.
2010 Seoured from General Quarters. Stayed aboard 1ST 4/=674 for tho night.
'"2

10 June
1115
0500
0537
0540
0558
0605
0635
0700
0908
0929
0935
09"3
1115
1125
1205
1235
1353
1""30
1500
1535
1650
1700
1727
1850
1855
1915
1930
0445
11 June
/1,5
0515
0605
0615
0937
0955
1010
1115
1150
1200
1225
Reveille.
iJo breflkf'ust
1ST =/1=674 moving in on Beach Brown #1.
LVT's prepc.red to debark.
Anchor wa.s let dONn.
LVT IS debarked. .
LVT I S arrived on Benoh Brawn #1.
LVT's arrived nt ar.ammltion dump on Benoh BrONn #1.
15 DlT I S loaded with ar.ununit ion.
2 DlTI s 10nded with chemical wn.rfare" supplies and engi:r;eer supplies
1st LVT left Bea.ch Bror.vn #1 for IST #671.
Last LVT left Beach Browft #1 to embark on 13T #671.
LVTls aboard LST #674.
1ST prepared to get underwny.
1ST left Brown Beach #1 for Itoron.
Dinner aboard 1ST
1ST nrrived at Itomo.n.
LVT 's debn.rked fron 1ST #67
11

LVTts on beach n.t Itonan.
1 LVT knocked out. sge Viooner wounded. Tec 5 Keencm wounded.
Sgb Woomer died aboard 1ST
1 LVT (11.-36) hit by enemy shell fragments when shell exploded 1. feet
off Cpl Rogers killed. Lt Col Peters. Teo Savino. and Teo 5
Littley wounded on reef.
13 LVTts left beach at l' omn.n. Approximately 500 civilian prisoners
taken n.board LST #674. 4 LVT's bellied up. I,'iarines c.greed to reo over
the LVT' s at high t ide that nighb.
LVTfs n.board 1ST #674.
LST#674 underway for Beaoh Brown =#=4.
Queen and Zebra report sem to BUSTEl #10 at this time.
illlchor let down.
LVT' 8 on Beach Brown =#=4. Sgt y, oorer and Cpl Rogers t bodies sem to
96th Division Cemetery. Teo 5 Keenan sent to 3ldt Field Hospital.
Lt Col Peters sem to 31st Field Hospital. Tec 4 Savino and Tec 5
Littley sent to CA Portland. "
502 civilian prisoners turned over to Lt. Donner at Beaoh BrONn #4.
J.ll LVT IS back in cOtlpany Motor Park. Refueled LVT's in Mcrtor Park.
Reveille
Brenkfc,st
1st Lt WUson"(in charge) n.nd 29 E1(w1th 17 LVT's fror.l Co 11. n.nd 1 LVT
Bn Hn.im n.nd EM left bivouao area. II
n.t n.lTlilunit ion dump on Beach Brawn #=1.
15 LVT IS loaded with ammunition.
2 LVT's loaded with
Loft Bench Brown 4/=1 for 18T #=67
11

ll.ll LVTts n.board LST #67/1.
1ST #67
A
underwny for Itonan.
Crews of LVT's had dinner LST #S7
A

LST #674 off beach nt Itoma.ii.
LVTts debarked fron LST #674.
1st LVT on bench nt Itornnn. Discovered LVT (B-312) destroyed on reef,
during night; of 10 June 1945. This vms one of <1 LVT's bellied up that
could not be moved by the marines. No
_ 2 _ v
1310
11 June '''-5
1345
1435
1555
1630
1640 .
1700
1825
2130
2205
0500
12 June
145
0530
0555
0615
08ttO
0852
0915
1050
1120
1125
1155
1245
1450
1520
1545
1600
1725
1745
1850
0500
13 June '45
0530
0550
0605
08'\.5
0855
10
11
5
1100
1125
]200
lZ05

First LVT left bench at Itomnn fer 1ST 1/=671f..
Unloading progressing satisfnctorlly! as yet. no onemy fire rooci:.cr!oa
Information was reoeived that we .vere to take 600 civilian priso:lJ:C;
aboard 1ST 3 LVTls hung-up on reef; finally rocoverod
3 artillery rounds dropped near LVTls c.nd sone smr.l1 .. c.rms }TC
oas ualt ies
Last LVT oft beach at Itomnn. 640 oivilian prisoners were ta.JWll ,I
aboard.
19 DlTls.aboard LST #674(1 of 4 LVT's bellied up on 10 Juno 1945 re-
oovered: 2 being used by the marines).
1ST #674 underimy for Beaoh Brown 4:=4.
LVT crews had supper aboard "1ST #674. -
LVTls debarked from IST #674 on Bel'.oh BroVin #4. 1 child born.
Turned vivilic.n prisoners over to Eilita..ry Government;.
JJ.l LVTts baok in oompany area. Refueled LVTIs in Motor Park.
Reveille
Breckfa.st
1st Lt Wilson" (in" oharge) and 29 EH with 17 LV'!' I S from Co 1.. and 1 LVT
Bn 1Iairrli nne. A. ElI. this Bn and 30 Ell from 788th llI!lTrao Bn left
bivouao area.
Lrrived nt Beaoh BrO\vn #1 c.t anrnunit ion dump.
Ca.lled for and reooivod 1 replaoement LVT.
1,11 LVT's off Bea.oh BrO\vn ready for IST f/=67 4
1:..11 LVT f S r..board LST #67
Teo 5 Goldman sprained right ankle.
1.rrived off Itomo.n.
LVT's debarked fron IST {f-67 A
LVT IS on beaoh at It om.an .eXl0I:\V tire received.
First LVT off beaoh at Itoron for IST #67
11

1.11 LVTls off beaoh at Itomn. Approximately 1000 civilicm prisoners
token a.board 1ST =/f674.
1.11 LVT1s aboard 1ST #674.
2 children born.
i..nother" child born.
1ST #674 off Beaoh Br::wn #4;.
LVT IS frOIil IST #674 and Vlent t::> Beach Brown #1.
Turned oivilian prisoners over to IHlitnry Government.
L.l1 LVT's returned to bivouac aroa. Refueled LVT's in ::otor Park.
Reveille.
Breokfust.
1st Lt; Wils on (in oho.rgo) with 2 9 a.nd 17 LVT IS fron C::> al:d 1 B:..L
1Iaint LVT with 4 this Bn. c.nd 30 Ei! fr::>t1 788th k:f!rc.c Bn lef't;
bivouac area.
J...rrived at. kununition Dunp at Beach Br{j'.'ln =ill.
1..11 LVT fa aboard 1ST {/=671!. off Bench Br:JVTn 11=1.
1ST underway for ItoI!k'l.n.
Crew's of' LVT1s had dinner aboard 7'1=67
11

Arrived off' Itoron.
LVTle debarked fron 1ST -
LVT's on beaoh at It omn.
LVT 1..-26 thre;.i/' sprocket.
1.11 LVT's off boaoh at Ito:cln.n, 650 civilic.n pris::ccrs
taken ab::>ard.
.. 3
l

1515

13 June 145 Ail LVTfs aboard 1ST '1674-; -
1530 1ST #674 underway for Beaoh Brawn #4. v
1630 Crews ot LVT fs ha4 supper d.board 1ST #674.
1655 IST #674 off Beach Brovfn #11.. LVTts debarked.
1725 LVTts :m Bench Brown #It.. Turned civilian prisoners over to Hilito.joy
Govermoont
1800 LVTfs baok in bivouac area. Refueled LVT fS in Ibtor Park.
0515
Reveille.
14 June 1"'5
0530
0600 1st !t Wilson (in ohnrge) with 29 El{ and 17 LVT's from Co 1-.., and 1
!fa LVT with ". EM, this Bn, nnd 30 EM from 788th Illf!rao Bn left
bivouao aroa.
0615 Arrived at llffimunition Dump at Beaoh BrC1Rn'#l.
0655 First LVT left Beaoh BrONn #1 for I.S'T #674.
0810 JJ.1 LVT's eXoept one . No 81mm.l-Iorta.r iunnrunition at
the dump.for the one Lvi heldup Until truoks arrived with the ammo.
0957 lAst LVT aboard lST #674.
1010 lST4/=674 utlderway for ItoI!lAn. 0
i100 Crews aboard 1ST #674.
1200 IBT :/1:674 arrived off Itoman; Prepared to debark.
1215 LVT1s debarked from IBT #674. Reoeived some MG fire from beaoh. No
oasualt ies
1300 LVT I S on beaoh at It oman.
1440 IlTT's left .beaoh at Itoman for 1ST :/1:674. 1293 oivi1ian prisoners
t nken aboa.rd.
1505 Ust LVT' s aboard 1ST #674.
1520 1ST #674 underway tor Beach BrC1Rn #4. ..
1620 Crews or LVT1a had supper aboard 1ST #674. .
I,.
18T #674 arrived ott Beach #4. VlTts deba.rked.
1725 LVTts on Beach Brown :/I=1.t. Turned oivilian prisoners aver to Military
Government
1840 iloll LVTfs returned to bivouao area. Retueled Vll'ts in Motor Park.
i(
0500 Reveille.
15 June '''-5
0520 Breakfast.
0555 1st Lt Wnson (in oharge) with 29 EM and 17 LVT'a from Co 1.., together
with 1 Bn Maint LV'! and Ell from thia Bn and 30 EM trom 788th htflrao
Bn left bivouaC area
0605 .Arrived at Beach BrcJrn #1. anmunition dump.
0640 Fina1-.irlve out on INT A-31.
0725 All m t a oft Benoh Browd 11.
0815 kll LV'l'a aboazoHISf 1874. .
0830 1.ST 1674 undezway tor It omtUl.
1015 18T 1674 arrived at Itoman. IVTts debarked.
1050 LVTt. on beach at Itoman. No tire reoeived.
1230 mi. left beaoh at ltomtln. Bo oivi1ian priaonera taken, aboud.
1300 All LVT'. aboard IBT 1614.' .
1320
lBf #674 umf1l!fl&y tor BrClrJ1 Beaoh '4.
1455 DT #614 ott BrOlfn Beao'b.,4. tnt. debarked.
ISl0
tR'l '. on Beach BrCRfD 14. .
1530
DIT'. beok 11'1 bivouac area. aetge]ed UT'. in Yotar

25
4 ..
J
i
0500
16 June '45
Reveille.
0520 Br.eakfast
0515 1st It U. L. Wilson (in charge) with 29 EH and'17 LVT's from Co .c..
together with 1 Bn Main LVT 1'Ilth 4 EU, this Bn. and 30 Ell from 7Sa-:;h
Bn left bivouao area
0605 .lorrived nt Beo.oh White #5, Ration Dump.
0610 Ro.tions a.rrived o.nd londed into tVTle.
0620 First LVT out to load on 1ST' #67". .
0705 All LV'lls off Beaoh #3 1ST #674
0750 1.11 LV! Is aboard LST :/I:67A..
0810 1ST #67h. underway for It oman.
1000 1ST #67
11
arrived off Itoman;
1010 LVTts debarked from 1ST #67A..
lreo LV'l"a on beaoh at Itomo.n. 2 rounds of mortar fell o.bout: 100 yds baok
fr::>m the bee-all.
1100 Received 675 oivilian prisoners, 17 litter oases.
1140 LST #674 Ilrrived at Beo.ch Brown #=4. LVT'e debarked.
1540 lUI LVTls on Bench Brown .
1505 l.J.l LVT's in Bn area. Refueled LVT's in Co Motor .Po.rk.
OSSO Reveille.
17 June '45
0600 Breakfast.
0650 !at Lt; M. 1.. Wilson (in Charge) with 29 EM and 17 LVTts from Co A
and 1 Bn Maint LVT with 4 EM left bivouao o.rotl..
0705 Arrived at aIl1nunition dump at Beaall Brawn #1.
0945 J.11 LYTls aboard LST :/1:674. .
0955 IST :/1:614 underwo.y for Itoman.
1100 Crews Md dizmer aboard 1ST.
1145 1ST :/1:614 arriVed off Itoman. LVTts debarked. No eneLlY fire reoeived.
1225 All LVT'a on boo.ch at Itomn. Landed south edge of Itoman Tcwln.
IS05. All !NT t s left beach at tt omAn.
'1400
1...11 LVTle aboard IJ3T#674. .,
.,
1410
IST underway for Beaoll BrOW'n =fI:4.
1610
lST otf Beaoh BrcM'n fA. LVTts debe.rked.
16"5
lu.1 DrT'" in bivouao Ilrea. Refueled and minten.n.noe of LVX's
0500
Reveille.
Jum
t.A6
. 0Si0
Breaktaat.
0560
Capt Harry R.Coates, Co Comdr (in"oharge) with 59 mI and 17 LVTts
from. Co A and 1 Bn Me,1nt LVT with A EU left bivouac nrea.
.0600
!NT'. arrived at Beaoh White /15.
0610
COlllleDOed tranaterring ratione from 17 truoks to the 17 LVT's. No
delll,..
'; 0620
00 Ootllr left Beo.oh White #3 in LVT tor IBT #553.
; 0650
Co Colllir bonrded 1St #563 ott Bea.oh V{hite =1/=1. IST hn.d orders to be
, ott Beach White Ie at mo. .
:O?oe
. 1ft ISS.3 UlIdezway to Beaoh #3.
.;: 0.710
1Wl #SSS ot Beaoh White-fa
. :OTIO
1a1; IN! ab0U'4-. Th!.a ... Malnt LV! and wall put topside. lIoderate sea.

l.u1s U'I nbOD.!'d.
:08.
l81' W'l4enre.y. tor Itoman.

'!I<
JR oft Itomm. Int. "'ted aboard ship until SCIElllISf :/IS scid
. to uDloed Gar'co'trom LVT'se .
:1105
Pt'. Xo .... tin reo,1ved.
, 26
,.
. '.
\
>, .. ,P o
- ,"t'
00
1135
8 LVTI.. on beaoh. 7 LYTI .. rennined on reet waiting to oa11od in.
18 JUlle , "'5
Could only unlond 3 LV'l" 0.11 a time in 'the oongeeted let lfarD1v dump.
Unloading oreW. pre.ent, but prooa.e WtlI 11011'. he loon u LVT1.
were unlonded, 12 LVTI. were sent to piok up olvilian pr1lonerl.
.
Qther. were selIt direot to IST. Sea modera.te. Tide in. reet rough
y'
. Ho enenw t1re.
1200
7 LVT" on reet int 0 beaoh.
1260
Firat LVT on 1ST #653. Cren ate When they oame abOlll'd.
1315
Last m unloaded on. beaoh.
1350
last LVT o.boord LST. Sea modera'te. S50 oivilian pri,ol18l'l in LV'l'
1400
lST #553 unlerway tor Beach Vfhi'te :/IS. ..
1530
1ST =/1=553 ott Beaab. White :/}5.
1535
Ii'T'1 debc.rked. Left; oiv1l:lAn. priaonerl aiJ Beach BraNn 14.
1615
-'.11 LVT'a in 6ompa.ny areo.. LVT u.28 broke drive aprooke't; on reet oft
Beaoh Brmn /1=4,. Towed into lU.or Park. Refueled LVT'I in Motor Park.
I
1ST #553 did nat give 'to wc.eh their hand. before ea.t1ng.
Executive Ottioer eaid ml 0:0 '0 fran nour on.
0500
Reveille.
19 June 1 "<5
0515
Breakfnst
0558
1st It Robert D. Dunoo.n (in oharge)"\dth 59 o.nd 17 LVTI .. from 00
A together with 1 Bn Maint LVT and 4 EM left bivouQO a.rea.
0600
1.rr1ved a.t Rnt ion Dump at Beaoh White #=3.
0610
Began loading rations itXtio LVTIs.
0630
Completed loading of rat i ons int 0 m',.
0658
LYTIs left Beaoh Ylhite #5 for IST #67t1- and started embarking.
0810
All LV'!" s aboard 1ST =/1=67 4
0820
IST 4/=6711 underway for ItolIan.
0950
LST #67
11
' o.rrived off Itomn.
1000
LVTIs debnrked from 1ST and depnrted for the beaoh at Itomnn. No
fire.reoeived.
1030
1,.11 LYT'e reaohed the betlOh nt ItoImn and 001tUl1enoed unloading ra.tioD8.
1110
Completed un1oa.ding of rations at Itoman. ' .
1150
1...11 LVT's lett Benoh at !taman for 1ST to re-embark. 640 oivil1a.n
priaollers taken a.board. >
1240
All LVT ta aboard 1ST. 1ST got underway tor Beaoh BrOlfn #4.
1445
1ST #e14 arrived off Beach Brown #4. LVT'Is debarked and depurted for
the beaoh. .
1450
i.rrived on Beach Turned the 640 oivilian prisoners over to
the Military Government.
1500
.lll LVT '. returned to the Bn area. Refue led 0.11 LVT t I
0500
Reveille.
220 June
'45
0530

0555
lat L.t M. L. flillon ("in oharge) with 59 EM and IT tWI. from Co .;...
t agather with 1 Bn Maint LVT and 4 EU left bivouao area.
at ammunition dump at Benah Brawn #1.
15 LVT'a londed with nmmunition.
,I
2 LVT la :returned to oompany a.rea. >
0930
All LVT's off Beach Brown #1 for 1ST #674
0950
All LVTle aboard 1ST #671..
0955
1ST {fo67ft. underway for rtionan.
1115
Crew. at LVTts had dinner aboard. ") 1
1130
1ST a.rrived nt Itomn.
-6
0605
L
, ia18'
at JUDe 1945 M'. to the
ISS? lett beaoh at Itoman for the IS!. 900 oivilian
taken aboard.
1425 LVT r. aboard 181' 1674.
I4S0 ur.r 1614 umeNa)". for Beaoh Brawn #4.
1512 181' :/1=674 arrived ott Beach "Brawn:/l=4. LVi" s dobarked.
1536 All mt. on Be,noh Brarn #4. Turned oivilian priloner.:J aTer to
J411it817 GovernmeDt.
All mI. returned to bivouac aren.
..
0480 Revelll
21 June U5
0448 Breaktaat. .,
r'
0530 lat I..t M. L. Wilaon (in oharge) w!th 59 EM and 17 LVT'II from Co A
together with 1 Bn Xa:dnt LVT and EM left the bivouao nrea..
I
0540 a.t Ration Dump at Beaoh 11hite #3.
0620 Reoeived rationl and loaded into LVT".
0637 LW'. left Beaoh White #8 tor 1ST #674 and started to embark.
I
oaao
All LVT '8 aboard lST #&74
i'
;
oeS5 181' #674 underway for ItOlIJUl.
1008 1m arrived ott ItoI!81l.
._, .. :.t
\
1015 LVl". debarked from IS11i674. '1 round. ot, artillery tell on reef
While LVT '. were g'tIlff.'eare.t roUDd tell 200 yds from an DlT.. No
oasualt 16a
1035 ,. arrived on beach at It one.n.
1146 tNTt. left bea.oh at Itoman for 1ST :/1:674. No oivilian priaoners
takGn aboard.
1215 All tnt-I.. a1>oard tst:/l614.
1230 LY.r #$74 underway tor BeaQh Broum."f4' .
1406 IIf #6'4 arriVed at BeAoh Bfr:Nrx1 :/1:4. LVT '8 preparing to ddoark.
14io LV'ri' debat'ked front 1ST :/;674 and headed tor Beaah Brt:1Rn #4.
. 1420 tflts back in bivouao area
0500 "
Revelile.
22 June 145
0515
Breakfast.
0550
lat a M. L. Wilson (in oharge) with 59 EM and 17 LVT's trom Co A
together with 1 Bn Mo.inti LVT and 4 EM left battalion area.
0605
luTived at Ration Dump at Beaoh -iIhite =/1'3. .
0100
15 LVT'. londed with rations. ..
0105
All LVTts oft. beaoh ready for LST, #674
0750
All LVT's aboard 1ST
0600
1ST underway for Itonan.
0900
IST ret.urned to anchorage at Beach VThite #'3.
v
0920
General Quarters.
10<2
Seoured "rom General Qumers.
1005.
#674 got underway toJ" It oman.
1041
General Quarters.
1110
Seoured from. General Qunrtera.
1115
Creri. ot LVT ,'s had dinner aboard 1ST #674.
, --II-:
..
1130
IST #614 arrived off Itoman.
11.35
's debarke d rom I8T #614. enenw fire reoeived.
1200
.Al.1 LVTI. on bea.ah at Itomnn. .
1.230
8 LVi' I a stuok in the rmld on beach
1445
.Ail LV'l'a lett; bea.ohat Itoman tor IBT #614. Transmissi.on ot A-34
Towed out to 1ST." .
1600
.tii LV'l' 'a aboard IBT #674.
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".
SECRET
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22 June '45 1ST #674 underway for Beach B r ~ n #4. No oivilian prisonerfl -cnkol".
1610 aboard.
1728 1ST arrived at Beach Brown #=4. LVT t S prepnriiig to debark.
1730 LVTt.s debarked from 1ST #674 at Beaoh Brown #4.
1745 Al1"tVT
t
s returned to battalion area.
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liNNEX CIL.RLIE
OPERlJ: IONS SUPPORTING 3RD HUB CORIS la. ITOV1;N
0500
12 June
145
Reveille.
0515 Breakfast.
0545 LVTts olear area. (18 LVT1s).
0605 Arrived ammunition dump, ii):lite Benoh #3.
0720 Londed rntions.
0830 1st LVT left beaoh.
0930 Last LVT left benoh.
1215 4.11 loaded on 1ST 41=553.
1435 Arrived at Itoman.
1505 Hit beaoh.
1645 Unloaded rations.
1645 Reoovered B-31 from the 3rd Lrmored .AmT onk.
1650 Left beach.
1750 Loaded on 1ST #553.
1915 lilTived White Beach.
2000 Arrived area.
0530 Reveille.
13 June
tll5
05"-5 Breakfast.
0615 Left company area (18 LVTts).
0630 la-rived anmuniti::m dump.
0955 Loaded 1ST :/1=553.
1145 .Arrived at Itonnn.
1240
Debarked 1ST 1553.
1315 Hit beach.
1400 Unloaded ammunition.
1445 Left benoh.
1630 Loaded 1ST seoured.
1810 Unloaded Brown BeaOh.
1830 area.
. 0620
15 LVT I 8 lett aroa.
14 June '45
0635 ammunition dump.
1110 Louded ammunit ion.
1115 left BrCM'n Beach.
llZS
Loaded LST #653.
1.S45 Arrived Itonan.
1410 Benched LVTts.
1540 Unloaded El."lT!Il1nit ion.
1545
left Beo.oh.
1610 Loaded on LST.
1755
Jqor ived Beaoh.
1800
Returned 250 POi; to Brawn Bell.Qh.
1820
Arrived oo::tpc.ny area..
- 0530
Reveille.
:1.5 JUne IllS
05
11
5
Breakfnst.
0615
Lett oo::!pany Ilrea (18 LVT's).
f'l
; \
0630
1.rrlved lll'!U"lUnltion dump.
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0955 Loadod 1ST {/=555
15 Juno '/'-5
111!5 i.rrivod c.t It oron.
12-1. Dobarkod LST
1315 Hit bench.
1100 Unlonded .
1115
f'ti benoh.
1630 Londed lST 4/=555.
1810 Unlonded Brovln Doaoh.
1830 at conpcny oron.
0500
Iteveille.
16 Juno
,
0515 Brenkfast
0500 lef't c:):.lpo.ny c.rec. 'Inita Bench (18 LVT'e).
0630
1st LVT londed with nrnun1ti(m.
0805
La.st LVT 1 ed VI ihh al1l"1unit ion.
0825
Louded on lST
1005 LVT' 8 un1oo.ded oflST Berger Bao.ch ut It onnn.
1220
Helocded :m lST.
1"01 LVT'IS dobarked Dea.ch.
II::> onsun1t 108, No ro;' s bo.ck.
0-1l'r5
Hovoille.
17 June ',115
0500
Breakf'ost.
0560 Lef't ('.ren (18 LVT's).
0626 LVTle londed "lith ut -,-ihite Beaoh.
0750 i.11 LVT's o.board lST:/f f'ino.l drive out. Sont
buck to Compnny.
0952 Unlonded nt Berger Beuoh.
1150
LVX B-313 rooovered fron 3rd Lrnored
1250 LVT I S londed o.bonrd LST.
1130 LVTts unloo.ded nt ",;ihito Beaoh. 700 POiits brought bo.cJlr::.
1500
oompnny cron.
0500
Reveille.
18 June
'45
0530
Broakfo.st.
0515
Ie:f't cO;"1pnny nren (18 LVT' 8).
06re
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0620
Londe d rcct ions.
0625
Left .:hite Bonoh.
0750
Londed ::m 1ST /,1:555.
09"5
o.t It oman.
1005
Hit benoh.
111i0
1lJf'ti beaoh with 782 POd's.
121',5
Lond ad on LST.
l"20
':.rrivod '.;"hite Bonoh. Unlonded ro:;'s.
1"30 ':.rrived oompc.ny area.
0515
Ra1'eil10.
19 Juno 1,,5
0530 Breakfast.
0615 Left OOl:'l.po.ny o.reo. (18 LYTle).
0625
'arrived o.t o.ru:w.nit ion dUl'lp.
1/
0900 Londed o.boud 1ST 'if555.
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"1045
lEh8'une 11\5 Arrived' a.t It onnn.
1050 Hit benoh.
1220 Conpleted unloading ancunitlon.
1346 LVTle reloadod on!ST with MPa.
1530 izrived BrONn Beaoh.
1$20
Debarked 1ST. Left po,"i' a on Bec.oh.
1630 area.
10"'-3 oivilian ro;' 8 oarried. No 0 C'.Sualtios. ITo r.1!l.j:.-r
naintenanoe perforr.tod. No unusunl inoidonts t:) rup)rt
0500 Reveille.
20 June ''''5
0515 J3renkfast.
05"5 Loft oor.tpc.ny nroa for ".:llito Denoh (1.8 LVT IS).
0600 Arrived '.fhite Benoh.
0715 Londed ro.tions in LVT's nnd bonrded LST 4/:555.
1035 i.rrived Berger Beaoh.
12'45 Debc.rked from 1ST #555.
1400 Unloaded rations nne londed oivilian PO;'s.
1445 Londed o.bonrd 1ST =If-555.
1630 Lrrived Brawn Beaoh.
1650 Debarked from LST. Brown Benoh.
1720 Unloaded oivilian POi's.
1730 i.rrived ooopany area.
No oasua.1ties. No unusual incidents to report.
0430 Reveille.
21 June '15
0445
Bretlkfa.at
0525 Lett; ooopanyarea. for 1iihlte Benoh (18 LVT's).
0535 Arrived Yihite Beach and loaded rations.
0730
LYT's londed on lBT
0900
l!o1"rived Berger Beach on"LST =#=555.
1015
Deba.rked from !ST and unloaded rat ions.
12'00
Re-enbnrked aboard LST #555.
l)tQO
LST 4fo555 nrrived off BroWn Beaoh.
1455
Unlonded fr:)r.t 1ST #555.
1500
o:)mpany area.
REE1JUCS: Refueled LVT's. No casuc.ltles. 3 Jap nrtillory shells
fired at LVT's 1100-1120.
0500
Reve i11e.
22
June
'''5
0515
Bre aktcust

I.e!t company area (18 LVT' s )
0600
ration dump, ",ihite Bac.ch.
0725
Lett Yihite Beaoh.
0745
Loc.dod aboard LST
0830
General Quarters - 1ST anohored.
1005
Seoure from General Quc.rtera - UnderNW.
1130
Arrived oft Itoman.
1215
Hit beach.
1350
Re-embarked aboard 1ST #555.
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22 June ,115
1530
15
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1700
23 June' t 1'5 t::>
26 Jun "5 incl.
27 June '''5
1530
30 June 145
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Debo.rked fr::>o 1ST 7:bS55.
oompnny nrea.
29 returned to oDr.1[1.ny nrea. for duty from ?B.nntogc. supply c.ci::l.v
ities. 1 officer o.nd 73 enlisted man c::>ntinue supply at
Yino.t ogo. and It or.nn.
Continued supply activities at Hinatogo..
i.lerted for overseas movement;.
C::>nt inue suppl; aot ivit ies at Hinat ogn.
Preparation for overseas movoment.
1 offioer a.nd 73 enlisted nen returned to oompany aren from }Linatogn.
Prepn.rat ion for oversens movement.
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THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY


WASHINGTON
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting
the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
FOURTH MARINE DIVISION, REINFORCED
consisting of: Division Headquarters; Division Special Troops; Division
Service Troops; 23rd, 24th, a5th Marines; 20th Marines (Engineer's); 1st
JASCO; 534thand 773rdAmphibian Tractor Battalions (Army); 10th Amphibian
Tractor Battalion; Company HC" 11th Amphibian Tractor Battalion; 708th
Amphibian Tank Battalion (Army); VMO-4; 2nd Amphibian Truck Company;
14thMarines (Artillery); 311thand 539thPort Companies (Army); Detachment
7th Field Depot; 1st Provisional Rocket Detachment, V Amphibious Corps;
Detachment, Air Warning Squadron #5; 4th 105mm (Howitzer) Corps
Artillery, V Amphibious Corps; 14th Marines (Artillery), (less 3rd and 4th
Battalions); Headquarters, Provisional LVT Group, V Amphibious Corps;
2nd Armored Amphibian Battalion; 2nd and 5th Amphibian Tractor Battalions;
715thAmphibian Tractor Battalion (Army); 1341st Engineer Battalion (Army);
1st Amphibian Truck Company; 2nd Tank Battalion; 1st and 2nd Battalions,
10th Marines (Artillery) and the 1st Provisional Rocket Detachment,
for s e r v i ~ e as set forth in the following
CITATION:
"For outstanding performance in combat during the seizure
of the Japanese-held islands of Saipan and Tinianin the Marianas from
June 15 to August 1, 1944. Valiantly storming the mighty fortifications
of Saipan on June 15, the Fourth DiviSion, Reinforced, blasted the
stubborn defenses of the enemy in an undeviating advance over the
perilously rugged terrain. UnflinchiIi despite heavy casualties, this
gallant group pursued the Japanese relentlessly across the entire
length of the island, pressing on against bitter opposition for twenty
five days to crush all resistance in their zone of action. With but a
brief rest period in which to reorganize and re-equip, the Division
hurled its full fighting power against the dangerously narrow beaches
of Tinian on July 24 and rapidly expanded the beachheads for the
continued landing of troops, supplies and artillery. Unchecked by
either natural obstacles or hostile fire, these indomitable men
spearheaded a merciless attack which swept Japanese forces before
it and ravaged all opposition within eight days to add Tinian to our
record of conquests in these strategically vital islands."
For the PreSident,
Secretary of the Navy
,

EE}_f'Xr P.RTERS
115th A'(.R1IBLA... l\) TRA'j'fOR
ARJ 10
SFBJi:;GT t
Unit History for the year 19" under the provisions of AR
18 April 1929.
TO The Adjutauli General, WaShington DC ('.r Ru. Adminil!!trative Channels)
a. Original Unit.
(1) De.1gnatlona 715th Thk :latt9.lion
(2) Date of Organisationt 21 JeptelTlOor 1\:)43
(Z) Plaoe of Qrg&ui&ation: Camp
(
4
) Ad"lority for Organization. PeraE,rapt, 1, orders
No. 10, L0t<iquarterl 13th 1.11vlJion, Camp ileale, California, da.ted
21 1943.
t5) Sources from ..hiah personnel.&8 obtained.
,,:
\.
(a) 45th Armored Regiment, 13th Armored D1visbn,;amp
Beale, California per paragraph 1, G'elleral .. 1'';0.
16, eadquerters, 13th Ar!!l.weci lliv1s1on .. Jea1e,
California, dated 21 Septellber 1943.
(b) 46th Armored Regi.Mnt, lSt:" Armored ',p
Beale, California.. per paragraph 1. Genoral Jrders t'io.
16, Headquarters, lSth Armored Camp Beale,
Oalifornia, dat.. 31 Sepbember 1941.
b. in Organization.
(1) Change. in desinatloD ot unit
(a) t:-Le 115th Amphibian Traitor
wltil a ;eadql1arters. H.eadquarters and
Company" A". Compp.ny It Bit and Company- It C", u:!der -Dr
,
Department, Table of 6rganilatlon 17-125 per Cemral
..,....
Orclors !lo. 13, ueaclquartere XVIII Armored Corps, J'residl0
i.e.
ot 1i0000erey. Mont""T, CaUfornia dated 27 Oat ober 1943.

I
(b) Cempany C, 71Sth '.raat: B-"a11on d1sbanded per
i'
General Order. Ie. I, Headquarters ll5th A:nphlb1an

fractor Battalion tat.. 11 o.tober 1943, effective
I
17 Ootobor 1941.
I
I
(0) Company aD" l1Bth fade Batitallon redesir:nated. I
.. It , ,
C , 7lBth Amph1bian fractor Battalion per (i'....
[if
I
General Order. Ho. 2 ,Headquarters, 71eth Amphibian
Tractor Battalion, dated 11 Ootober 1943.

I
(
(d) tmyc" '11U, rraot j,attdio,
disbanded per Gel:.ero.l Orders No. 5 dated 26
71Sth, Amphib;l3.n 'i'rl-.letor battalion APO 95? and
Ba.ttalion reorganized uauE:' Ta.ble o!: OrEanif)tl.on
17-116, 126, 121, 29 April 1941 per paragrap. 1, General
Order. X., 59, :Ieadquarter8 Centrnl Pao11'io Base C01Tll18J1d
21 J.uguat 1944,.
(2 ) Trauster ani attaohmlltnt .r un1t I
(a) .attao..e<\ "ii') 13th .Armored Division, Carn;,.;10r,le J
California per General Order. No. 16, Headquarters,
13th Arm.ored Diiieion, Camp Beal., california, dated
21 September 1943.
(b) to 13th Jlol'clOl'('C
Div1Gicn per Special Order. No. 240,
II Armorod Corpa dn.tsC 1 October
(0) Rel1eTM f'z'om to II Armored Corps and
...1gned to XVIII Corps. 171410 of Monterey.
Yont.'oy. California ane! attaohed to 3d leJudqnarters
Special Troops, XVIII corps. Beula, I':)rduJ
etfeotiYG 1 Ootober 19,43 per 1,
lIttadquarters e.nd oadquarters Debao lme>i.t h1.1
Troops. Corps dated 9 Ootober
(d) loSE isned and utt" che.f to the PO'"
Getllo':"al Order's lio. 11, lleadquartA't"s r.'ol1l'th
Fr14io or n.nterey, Venterey California dar ed d
Nfi'ember 19'3
(a) Plateens :'1ttaone' to be-rftatH tor training to the
17th IAtantry 1.'tvia i on per FieU Or4.r I.. 149I
Headquarter., USAFIOIA dat.d 8 1944
(t) .&ttaO"led to 27th Inamry l)iv111on 2ield
169 Uea.dquarters USAti'ICPA dated 30 ";a;oo;
as of 4 .April 1911-.
(,) Jkiitao!le4 to 2nd !farina Dirt.lon, 8th Marire
llegil:.aent. per VOCG, Fifth Jmphlbloua Corp., 16 AprU 1944
(h) ASrto.ohed to Fifth Jitphibioul OVp8 and alerted for
aovemem to Salpan per p&1"&graph 1, tatter" SUbjeot ..
warning Orden, U8AFICPA. 4ated 29 April 1944
(1) 1p04 to Provisional Heuqu";en Amphibian
traotar." Fifth !rephiolous Corps psr 1 (b) (3)
lpeoial OnIer. 10. 2 -" Headquarters Northern Troops am
landing toro. dated 6 June 19''', and paral"rap'1 1,
Orcle:-s 16-' SaM !tefl.dqua.rtere 4.a.te417 July 1944

(j) R.llev trom Temporary duty with lorthern Troops aM
Lud1ll 'oroe per pa.ragraph 2 Lett... "Oriel"B neadquarten
and landing 'oroa (Its 089ft"'7) dated
4 .laacwst 19
rac.
d from l1ssirnment to Ft All1phi')ious (>xps
Par I, F'ield Ordc,. t;o. '7 Tfencqt'R ters :entral
CO'lLl[,nC
1
'leta.::::: !,l)LU::;:, 19 'I'.
(l) AttMhed t. J "9'8th Infantry 'i,is i ),n for pedod
30 October t .. 14 November 19.4' per par 3, Field Order No.
ns ;:'oadquartc,rs GP3C dntod 2g
(8.) From '1:/0., r.; to Te:l8.','iv'e 1,/0 &: E 17-125, 126,
137 per r.tter A.G. 20 ()o t ober 1943 on 20 Oot ober
1!H3.
(b) J.<'rOiTl 'I/O " E 17-126. 126, 127 to xl; ',E
11-125. 126, 121 "at.. 29 .AprU 1944., on 1 Septeniber 194-1.



Inn' NbT DECREA,E
OFFIOERS >'D"
OfJo'ICERS 'Ef. GF, Ie n.S
--.....
..
rio 17-25
'27 689

Beginnj.nl,': ') f
Period 22 tJept
1943 55
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31 Jan. 19
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18 Feb 19
4
4 26
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11 liar 194.
1
27
482
1 10 o 0

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--'-'--' ----....;;;..
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4
"
2d 2
30 June 19
411
27 472 0 o 1 7

----.. .... - .. - .---
o 0 1
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a9 iifril 19'" 4S0. ____ r/0 ana
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-


Stat i OM ('-rmanent or Temporary) of nnit or part. s thereof.
(1) Date of arri"al at enoh statiemJ
(a) ArriTed Fort Or4, Californiaf'Jr chanr;e
of statiGn at 1630 22 October 1943. Auth')ritYJ
Speoial Orders Uo 7, Headquarters XVIII dated
16 Ootober 19
4
3.
(b) Arri.,.ed at Ca!ll.'1 St oneman, Cali f')rnia for 0ernument
ohange of station at 1600. 16 December 19.43.
Authority. r'reparat1on of l.nit for overseas,
Heaclquarters Fourth Anrry dated Novemb(;r 1943 and
mOTeIDem orders War Department, Washini;t on DC
18 HOT81Iber 1943 and Miendment Io 2 to movem.eJlti order.
War lJepart_nt, WUhington DC, dated 30 November 1943.
(0) Arrived at San POE for s port at ion to
o.hu, m, 1480 5 January 1944. Authority. Port Call,
rort Ma.en, California 10 Deoember
(el) Arrived Port of Debarkation Honolulu, oahu f.H.
at 1110 , 14 January 1944. Authority. IlOVO:J1.ent
Oriors and ___nt, thereto War Department, WUhington
DO.
(e) Arrived at llit. He" Camp, Oahu T.II. for
of station at 1030, 15 January 1944-. Authority.
VOOG USUrOp.l.
(f) Arrivecl at Kalaka Bay Camp for j)er'1l8.nent chanr,e of
.tatlon tr')m Marianas Islands 1700, LAur,U8t 194.....
Authority. tOCG Combat Training Command APO 957.
18 August 19
4A
Authority f')r return to Oahu TeB. ami
reassignment to previous 0 ...... ltr Orders,
Headquarters lortherl1 anel LandinI! Porce
(2
4
" 069ft,ll7) date. 4 August 19411. '
(,) Arrind Iato He.. C.-p. Oahu T.H. 1230. 17 September
1.44. Authorityz TOGO 19th Armored Group.
(h) Arrived Iaiaka Bay Cap Oahu. r eR. for per'lanent
ahance of atathn at 1700, 2 ..,.ember 1944. Authority.
VOCO 19th Armored Gr.up.
(i) Al'riTM loko Hea4 e.... Oahu, X.I 0, 5 December
19
44
, t. perllllU:lent ohanse .t atatien. Authority.
VOOO 11th "'or. Group.

(2) Dst;e of d.eparture frem each station.
(a' Departed from -Ca1"1p .i.ale, Caliiornia at 0300, 22 Ooteber
19"'3. "ntherity: Orders Ne. '7. Hcadqua.rb.lra XVIII
C.rpe dated If., Ootober 194a.
(b) Depar"',,;ed !'rom F,rt Crd" California 1000, L 1941
Authority! Preparation of' for overseas movemairt ami
tt.oreto, Hq rourth A.rrtrr dated 4. November 194;, and
")Vt1!!'.e'1.t :1rders and a.rrrnendmc:xts War nept Washin.rt on, f'. C.
(0) I'<3parted Cwnp StNlEllUll, California at 0900, 5 January 1944
Autb-:lrity; Pert oall, Fort Ma8!)n, California. dated 10 Deoember
19
1
3.
(4) Depute4:-ian ii'ranoisoG, fOl, 1900 5 J')llaary 1944.
AutherUya JlgyelD8nt .. umenamsIrlis.)&l' Dept.
Washington.. D. C.
{e) DepartH K&1*a BtV' Camp, Oahu 'f. H. 1030 H September
19
4
4. Aathority.VOC:O lith GrtNp, APO -u-956.
(t) Oepu-te" loko Heael Camp.. Oahu!. 3.. 0800 2 NOTember 1944
A1!tnority. VOCO 19th Gro'J.p, .lPO#956.
neparted Ka1aka Ba:! Oant,p, Oa
1
lu f. H. 1015 5
&1thorlty. voco 19th Ar.nored APO #956.
e. Maro1lec
(1) Camp Beale. Cal1t.rnla t. 10n ON, Clll1fornia.
(a) Pvlt..e: "haDf;e.t atation.
(b) IAtl)l;Ish: 248 mile
(0) Pdnte b4rliw.,en whioh lurohed IUId date, i"otor conTIy maroh
Reale. '1;0 "Fort Ord, California betw.en
CJ300 a:1d 163J on 22 Ootober 1943.
(d) :'!ond1tjou of RoMa. Goed, brif,ht and olear.
(e) 1temarb : :'iorale - Exoelleat
(2) ,-'ort Ord.. California to C&mp California.
(a) 'Purpose. Pormaaont ohange oi' station.
(b ) : 1 4{) aUM
(0) P4Jints betwe4Nil 1fhich marohed a!ld .ate. Travelle. by
train trO'l'l. Ord, Calii'orn1a to Csap Stoneman, Calttonia.
\(l) Nel.'the::.' ... .uright and olear.
(e) Remark. - Nene
'
4It!, .' ',: (1If\
",

. (3) Camp StcmemaIl, California to &ill Francisco POE
(a) Purpose. For Shipment Oversean.
(b) Length. 35 miles.
(c) points between which marched and dates
by terry from Cemp stoneman California to San FrB.ncisco
California.
(d) Weather. Cloudy with light reins.
(e) RemarD. None.
San P'rancisco PO! to Honolulu Oahu T .b.
(a) Purposes Permanent change of station.
(b) Length. 2410 miles (Approx)
(0) Points between which marched and dateI Traveled b1
stea.."fl ship (U3S Dashing r.ave) from San Fr8J1Ci800 POE to
l(oko Head Cam, Oahu '1' .H. between 1900 .5 Jan 1944 to 10.30
1.5 Jan 1944.
(d) H1gh 8eas during almost entire journey.
(e) Remarks. None
(5) Koko Head Camp Oahu T.B. to Mlui T.R. and return.
(a) PurposeI Ampb.ibious Exercises.
(b) Length. 180 miles (Approx) .
(0) Points between which marohed end date. Traveled by
LS'l" s from Koko Head Camp CBhu T .H. to "'sui T .H. and
return between 1000 19 .pril 1944 and 1000 26 Apil
(d) Weather.
(e) Remarks. NODe.
(6)
Oahu T.H. to Saipan t-:ariaDAa Islands via lawaii and. T.H.
(a) Purpose. To eDg&ge in lrWrianas Campaign.
(b) Length, 4.900 miles.
(0) Points between which marched and date. Travelled by
LS'l' trom Oe.hu T.H. to Saipan Mari!1llBS Islands via. J-lawaii
'f.R. and }f.aui T.B. where unit st()pped for amphibious
e1erc1ses prior to Campaign between 1.500 12 ray and
15 .Tune 1944.
(d) Weather. Moderate.
(e) Renm-ks. Ncae.
(7) Xaiaka Bay Camp to KDko Head Camp oahu T.H.
(a) PurpoSe. Pe1'!lllllleD.t ohange of station.
(b) Lengtha 44 miles.
(0) Points between which marched and date, Travelled by
motor convoy trom l:a1alra Bay Oamp to Kolro Head Camp Oahu
T.H. 10,30 17 Se, 1944 to 1.300 17 Sep 1944.
(d) Weather. Clear.
(e) Remarks a NOH.
(8) Oahu T.B. to Kauai T.H. an4 J/1aui
(a) Purpose. To pick up elements of the 98th Infantry
Division end move them to oahu T.H. involvinc a tactical
problem.
(b) Length. 200 miles (Approz)
(0) Points between which JMrched and date. OaLu T.H. to
Kau.a1 T.H. to Oahu '.H. to T.ll. and return to Oahu T.H.
1200 2 Nov 1944 to 09.30 12 Nov 1944.
(d) V!eather, Moderate.
,


(.) Remarks. On a N...eIIbe,. 1944 a rear or HI
-- anti the quU&tI.. fIo_ I Ho.. Camp t. Kaiaka
Bay Oamp. O&hu. 1'.l! tor a peraaellt ot station.
Whilo tho Battalioa"&8 ,. an AIIphib1.eua Problem with t:a.
98th Intutry DiTta 1
(9)
Ka1aka Bay Caap to leko Head Camp. Oahu, T.H.
(a) Purp..o. "Pel'JllfluDt ohange or nation.
(b) a:&th. 46 Mile
(.) Pe1:ate betw ... whloh -.robet a. date: Motor oonvey
trea 'a!aka Bay C&ap to 1*_'H." Carap. Oahu, T.1:. betweon
1015 aM 1230 5 Deo.mber 19".
(4l) Weather. Clear.
(0) Roarke. I
f. Campaigu.
(1) .... ot. Mar1anaa C..,.1p.
(I) Duratl0.' 15 June 1944 (IU) t. 4 Aut;Ult L9044 (IIr).
(a) Purp.e.. 1'0 att&ek. iI.....1'.,. tu .-JDiV" toro there.n
aM eun tor ta. Uat.... stn.e &JIll U,. a1li.. the Ielanlll
.t Salpu. ... 1'iaiaa. Jlars.a.u I81aU.
(4) JatIlOl'lil,. ori.rlag. FiolA Ori.r., Flth Amphibieu, Corpa.
!. Batt1
(1) tear_a,. FtAue. Oper.illon.
(I) S.I,... "'z'laaI Ia1...... n....
(' ) Da1I.. 1& Juae 1944 (111').
4) ClUlp&lp ot Wbloh Battle .... a part. Marianas Cam.pa1f;a.
1
Porager ..)
6) 'oro.. 01tC&!H' IJIPOI'1a1 Ja,.... Ar.c1 Poroes.
(6) It'.u1t I S12M ".tully laJIII... -.ault troops, Support
1'ro.p.. ROrTO 1'r.oPl aaI eupp11e. .. Beaoh.s Green 1 ancl 2
oll'Salp&1lt Mar1aaaa I.laJIII. eooure. 1615 9 Julv
19
4
4 (.U). <
(1) 1'att.l'eall Phas., ' ....1' Operatl0
(2) Place. t'iaiaa. Mu-taau IelaMe.
(a ) Dat.. 24 July 1944 <BW).
(
4
) O-.,atp a "llieh Bat1;1. " .. a pan. Mariana. Campaign.
(Fol'ag.r Opor..lea).
(5) ForoA!" , ...1&1 .,........... Foroo
(6) Ro.ult I lueoe.etuu,. 1.......aut fr"p.6 Sup ort
t .. ..,., ......,.. fl',," ... '",plio. ell ....he. White 1 aM 1
- tiaiaa, ....1anas IalaM lalaM ".VN 1 Autu8t 1944 (BID.').
Ia. Otfte.n 1a 119."_ .........
1. (1) IJIPC..... Sas.,., ..1.... IelaDle.
(I) Li.ut.... C.l0.l J..e I. WU'''(Iatutry Armored)
0190100, C. '-tat; 118tih .,.lbiu !'r...... Battalion
2. (1) 1111&1.... 1'lnlan, Marl.... lalaDi
,. ...

i. Lea.e. 18 &etien) Ottloers Men.
(1) Salpan, Il&rianu Isl&Dll.
(2) N.... See 1 (I).. ( .. ) intra.
(3) [i1le4 in Aotiaa.
2M U. John N. I&uoaater, (Iatantry AI'aoreti) 01017197,
Company B.
feo 5 la1rrellOe M. Barr. 11 59f 281, Company &.
ITt Fer.at K. Cr!ht1eU, a5 >'l4S 111, ClIlpany A.
reo 5 Ilmer C. 31 A.
teo 5 Arthur J. Diltl, 35 614 492, Cempany
Pro Blu C. aa-., 31 318 606; CelRpany
feo 5 Wil11_ G. Harris. al 4 103, CompaXW A.
PIt ...u C. In1glrb. 18 638 012, CO!ap&ny
Xeo 5 fh-.s L. Meuey. 6 577 Sll.C-.paay C.
pto fialt.r Obert 56 61& 201, c....,. C.
ht 1'hem,u H. iuggle 31 641 364, Cerapany A.
iTt Rlohari. W. L1eOeDC.... 20 603 032, Compauy B.
(4)
WOUDlN,
Capt. 110...4 I .AII_. 01010460, Company B.
Capt. 0...,. L. loken, oa4e.,s, Ba.8-2.
2u u;. lo..,.rt i. 11"...., 01014188, CGlIlpany B.
lat tt. Charla. P'. Pvt:a.. 01014868, Com.pany A.
Capt. lUlU.. H. SohJd.ct, 01011596, CoapAny A.
2na It. R10Juari E. 01017088, C8mp&Dy C.
let It. Marahall L1180., 01014054, Oampany A.
Sgt. George J. B_I7k. 16 112 453, Cempany A
Ho. Gilbert BHl:Ient..,..., 35 '718 262, Coeptmy B.
reo 5 rra.t C. Bouba, 16 523 44(), Cempany C.
Sr,t. Charles F. Bell1'er. 11 242 195, Company A.
PYt. C1yC. J. Br.... 86 .,69 818, Cpany 4.
ht. ClittwN D. C&I"II1olleaI, 54 382 165, COl'llpany B.
Sgti. Wills.. s. Carrell. 14 681 A3. OOlllp&Uy B.
Toe 5 J--7 Chaovtegu1. 89 902 7"'5, Company B.
Tee 5 'eJUJ.eth L. Cheltimrt. 31 2"1 712, Company A.
Pio. aeman DaTU. 34 A68 817, CQlp&Dy A.
'gt. Gene C. Dearth. 36 616 239. Company A.
feo 5 Mrah DeLht, 39 5"" -1520. 'Onpany B.
reo 6 111&a B. Duarte. 8S 5'V 924, Company B.
Too 5 I_r 111&8 36 612 645, Company A.
TeG 5 Wi111am J. Faller Jr. 35 138, JOIlparJ.Y A.
Sgt. Kraeat Vi. GrRh. 31 402 091, Company B II
S/'sgt. John o. Guite. 8 388, Ceapuy C.
Itt. William R. II 400 721, Coapany ..
feo 5 Wilbur P. Hiok sa 692 Ce:atpa.ny A
Sgt. Norman JUD_n, 19 688 J41, Company B.
Pvt. Robert l..aDg..ten. 14 104 &27, COlllpany c.
Pvt. ]:i'rank: L1br1lzi, 32 307 '117. CMpu,y A.
1'ee 5 .1111_ Ilusey, 14 494 668, C-.pany B.
PYt. Myrex. 11'. McWherter, 31 198 881, Capany B.
ITt. John 8. PurTl., 35 688 281, Conp&ny

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reo 5 UtIl1 J. Ih.... , 14 464 187, COJlpany A.
Teo 5 Eugene Steinhilber, 36 671 983, Campany C.
Teo 5 Mike r. Stoart, 37 241 682, Cnapany A.
Pto. Charles O. Taylor, 16 624 134, Ccmpany C.
roo 6 Charl.s E. 1'uok.r, 36 634 124, Company c.
Pic. rianuel N. Vega, 39 546 019, Company C.
Cpl. William C. 37 464 919, Company 0e
Tee 5 Stan.t'ori L. WeOJllil!lr, 13 170 tl'l!l CO!llpa.ny A.
Pvi;. 1). WerkMn, 36 623 760, Cempany B.
Pvt. !1MraU a......luat., 359 699, Company A.
Ptt. James 1'. Ceeper, II 518 255, C..pany c.
'ree 5 John J. Fi.ber, 15 613 863, Company B.
fee 6 Albert F. Wilaa, 33 217 556, Company 3.
Pfc.Wlll1amJ. 33 <i06 659, Company D.
i4win Tl. 32 0"1 ?49, Compa:ny A
Cpl. Ute A. Denbo, 37 338 652, Cqpany lL.
Teo 5 Jay P....r., 39 11" 514, Company A.
Teo 5 1Me G. Skaar, 19 194 811, C::>mpa.ny B.
:1:'00 5 lAarrenoe lie Ie", 33 S95 605, Compa....W A.
Pfo. John R. Ashmore, 6 6S9 981. Coapany 8. (Tinia.llj
(6) Wi i.bga
(6) Priaoner. Jiene
j. """r IWIi Pl"eaeut lilRIl,)er. Who hue dutiDiuUh thelll8e1y..
in utlen..
(1)
... ) beagat, 8alpan, Mar1aaas Campaign.
(b) N...... l'wo 6 BeDA1. if. Guo1a, 89 266 Company B.
(.) .tot. ktraerainary Mr."'" :i.JI. utter d,1sregard fer hie
.-n lite ana lain),.
(.) 1leward. Silver Star Meial, per Suotion VI, (jeneral Orders
Ne. 61, Hq lBAFPOA.
(8) (a)
bgagenwtZIt I Saipu. Ialud,
(b)
li.-s.
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lri Lt. Harry R. C.H, 01010401. Company A.
let It. Robert w. Striokler, Capany C.
lat Lt. Marshall L. WU...., 01014054, Oompany ...
2nd It. Walter W. Hall, Company A
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rec Paul J. Hwra:n1ok, 35 379 316, Company A.
Teo 5 Virgil Vr, 15 6S8 611. Company B.
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