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Task Force 12
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1941/12 Midway Air Reinforce
42/06 - 42/07
42/09
Wake Bombardement 1943/09/03
1944/03 - 06
F.D.R.'s Presidential Cruise 44/07 - 44/08
"FORAGER" Hunter Killer Group
Wake raid 44/09/03
1944/09 - 1945/04
6th Wake raid 45/06/20
7th Wake Raid 1945/08/01
8th Wake Raid 1945/08/09
9th Wake Raid 1945/08 (cancelled)
1945/08

1941/12 Midway Air Reinforce
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CTF RAdm J H Newton, from 12/08 VAdm W. W. Brown
CV Lexington(FF-till 12/08)
CA CruDiv6:Chicago, Portland, Astoria
Indianapolis (from 12/08 FF)
DD DesRon5: Porter/SF
DesDiv9: Mahan, Drayton/DF, Lamson, Flusser

41/12/05 departed P. H. for Midway with VMSB-241 ( 18xSB2U-3) onboard Lexington
41/12/07 430 Miles SE of Midway - launched VMSB-241 for Midway, then sail back
41/12/08 Indianapolis joined - VAdm W.W. Brown assumed command
start searching SW of Oahu
41/12/13 arrived P.H..

42/06 - 42/07
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TG 12.1
DD Walke

42/06/26 12.1 departed from Pago Pago
42/07/11 12.1 arrived Bora Bora

42/09
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TG 12.2
CTG RAdm W.A Lee
BB BatDiv6: Washington

42/09/14 12.2 - Tongatabu
42/09/15 departed to join TF 17

Wake Bombardement 1943/09/03
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CA Pensacola, Chester
1944/03 - 06
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TG 12.3
DD Evans
APA Cavalier, Funston, O'Hara, Freemont
TG 12.4
CVE Barnes, Nehenta Bay
DD Boyd
AD Markab
TG 12.6
DD Yarnall, Gansevoort, Cassin Young

44/03/02 12.3 departed Panama Canal for P.H.
44/03/13 12.6 departed San Francisco for P.H.
44/03/16 12.3 arrived P.H.
44/03/19 12.6 arrived P.H.
44/04/01 12.4 departed P.H. for Majuro
44/04/07 12.4 arrived Majuro
TG 12.1
DD Patterson
44/05/03 12.1 departed P.H. for Majuro
44/05/08 12.1 arrived Majuro
TG 12.1
DD Boyd
44/05/24 12.1 departed P.H. for Majuro
44/06/01 12.1 arrived Majuro

TG 12.1
Cap James M. Shoemaker
CV Franklin/GF
CL Denver
DD Cushing II, Richard P. Leary, Rowe, Twiggs

44/06/16 departed P.H. for Eniwetok
44/06/23 arrived Eniwetok

F.D.R.'s Presidential Cruise 44/07 - 44/08
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TG 12.1
CA Baltimore
DD Cummings, Dunlap, Fanning, Woodworth

44/07/21 F.D.R. onboard Baltimore
12.1 departed San Francisco for P.H. to meet Adm Nimitz and Gen MacArthur, then to Adak, Kodiak
44/07/26 12.1 arrived P.H.
44/07/29 12.1 departed P.H. for Adak, Aleutians
44/08/03 12.1 arrived Adak, Aleutians
44/08/04 12.1 departed Adak for Kodiak, Aleutians
44/08/07 12.1 arrived Kodiak
44/08/08 12.1 - at Juneau - F.D.R. transferred from Baltimore to Cummings, Cummings then departed for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Seattle
44/08/12 12.1 - Cummings arrived Seattle with F.D.R. onboard

"FORAGER" Hunter Killer Group
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TG 12.2
CTG Cap W.V. Saunders
CVE Hoggatt Bay
DE 4: Wyman, Reynolds, Lake, Donaldson

44/07/05 12.2 departed Eniwetok
44/07/07 12.2 entered patrol area: E of Guam, N of Truk
44/07/11 12.2 refuel from AO Guadalupe
44/07/18 12.2 attacking submarine
44/07/19 12.2 Wyman finishing I-5 (13-01N, 151-58E)
44/07/22 12.2 arrived Eniwetok for supplies
44/07/26 12.2 departed Eniwetok
44/07/28 12.2 attacking submarine - Wyman and Reynolds sinking I-55 400 nm E of Tinian (14-26N, 152-16E)
44/08/03 12.2 between Saipan and Eniwetok
44/08/09 12.2 dissolved

Wake raid 44/09/03
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TG 12.5
CTG RAdm A.E. Smith
CVL Monterey
CA CruDiv5 (RAdm A.E. Smith): Pensacola, Salt Lake City, Chester
DD Cummings, Reid, Dunlap

44/08/29 departed P.H. for Manus
44/09/03 strike Wake Is.
44/09/0? Eniwetok

1944/09 - 1945/04
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TG 12.2 - 45/01-45/02
CV Saratoga, Randolph, Bunker Hill, Bennington
CVL Belleau Wood
CB Alaska
DD DesRon25: DesDiv49: John Rodgers, Harrison, McKee, Murray
DesDiv50: Ringgold, Schroeder, Sigsbee
TG 12.3 - San Francisco - P.H. - Eniwetok Lanes HKG 44/10-45/05
CVE Corregidor (03/21-04/27)
DE Snyder (44/10-45/02), Bright (44/11/24-45/04/30), Tills (45/01/02-45/02/15, again 45/04/06-45/04/27?), Roberts (from 12/10)
TG 12.4
CVE Tulagi
DE 5: William Seiverling, Goss (from 12/1?)
TG 12.5
TU 12.5.2
CTU Cap Frank G. Fahrion
BB North Carolina/UF
DD DesRon60:
DesDiv119: Barton II/SF, Walke II, Laffey II
DesDiv120: Allen M. Sumner/DF, Moale, Cooper
TU 12.5.6
CVE Santee
DD Hugh W. Hadley
TG 12.16
TU 12.16.1
BB Tennessee
CVE Nassau

TG 12.9
TU 12.9.3
BB West Virginia/UF
DD DesDiv120: Allen M. Sumner/DF, Ingraham II

44/09/08 12.9.3 departed San Pedro, Cal. for P.H.
44/09/14 12.9.3 arrived P.H.
44/10/23 12.5.2 departed P.H. for Eniwetok > Manus, exercises en route
44/10/27 12.5.2 - DDs fueled from North Carolina
44/10/30 12.5.2 - arrived Eniwetok
44/10/31 12.5.2 departed Eniwetok for Manus
44/11/02 12.3 - Corregidor attacking submarine
12.5.2 - destination changed to Ulithi
44/11/04 12.3 - Corregidor attacking submarine
44/11/05 12.16.1 departed Ulithi
12.5.2 arrived Ulithi
44/11/16 12.16.1 arrived P.H.
44/11/24 12.4 departed P.H. for Eniwetok -> Ulithi
44/12/02 12.4 arrived Ulithi
45/01/02 12.3 departed P.H.
45/01/15 12.3 arrived Eniwetok
45/01/29 12.2 departed P.H. for Ulithi
12.3 departed Eniwetok for exercises
45/02/05 12.3 departed for ASW patrol E of Eniwetok
45/02/08 12.2 arrived Ulithi
45/02/15? 12.3 arrived P.H.
45/03/01 12.3 start searching for LtGen Harmon's (CinCUSAAFPac) plane
45/03/07 12.5.6 departed P.H. for Ulithi
45/03/18 12.3 end searching for LtGen Harmon's (CinCUSAAFPac) plane
45/03/25 12.5.6 arrived Ulithi
45/03/2? 12.3 - replenish at Majuro
45/04/06 12.3 departed Eniwetok
45/04/14 12.3 arrived Eniwetok
45/04/20 12.3 - E of Marshalls - typhoon - Corregidor damaged
45/04/27 12.3 arrived ? Eniwetok ?

6th Wake raid 45/06/20
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TG 12.4
CTG Radm Ralph E. Jennings
CV Hancock, Lexington II
CVL Cowpens
DD Rhind, Benson, Mayo, Alfred A. Cunningham, John A. Bole

45/06/13 daparted P.H. for San Pedro Bay, Leyte
45/06/20 strike Wake Is.
45/06/26 arrived Leyte

7th Wake Raid 1945/08/01
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TG 12.3
CVL Cabot
BB Pennsylvania, Tennessee
DD Boyle, Champlin, Ordronaux, Chevalier II

45/08/01 strike Wake Island - Pennsylvania damaged shore battery (19-20N, 166-30E)
45/08/02 arrived Saipan

8th Wake Raid 1945/08/09
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TG 12.5
TU 12.5.6
BB New Jersey/UF
CL Biloxi
DD DesRon50/DesDiv99: Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy


45/08/01? departed Wake
45/08/09 12.5.6 shell Wake
45/08/10? arrived Eniwetok

9th Wake Raid 1945/08 (cancelled)
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TG 12.3
CTG RAdm Morton L. Deyo (ComCruDiv13)
CV Antietam
CL CruDiv13: Santa Fe/GF,DF
Birmingham
DD Allen M. Sumner, Myles C. Fox, Rowan II, Hawkins, John R. Pierce, O'Brien II, Coghlan
45/08/12 12.3 - departed P.H. for Eniwetok, ordered to strike Wake en route
45/08/15 12.3 - Wake raid cancelled
45/08/19 12.3 - arrived Eniwetok

1945/08
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TG 12.5
TU 12.5.1
DE Willis, Cockrill
TU 12.5.9
DD Yarnall, Kimberly, Halsey Powell, Franks

45/08/10 12.5.9 departed P.H. for Eniwetok
45/08/17 12.5.9 arrived Eniwetok
45/08/20 12.5.1 departed P.H.
45/08/30 12.5.1 arrived Saipan


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