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Task Force 32
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1942/12
"STALEMATE II."- Western Attack Force (Peleliu and Angaur Landing)
"ICEBERG" - Amphibious Support Force
"JUNEAU" - Okinawa minesweeping operation 1945/07
Home Island Landing Preparation

1942/12
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CTF RAdm Robert C. Giffen
CVE Sangamon, Suwannee
CA Wichita
CL Cleveland (disjoined 12/25 cca)
DD ?

42/12/05 departed Norfolk for Noumea
42/01/?? arrived Noumea

"STALEMATE II."- Western Attack Force (Peleliu and Angaur Landing)
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CTF RAdm Fort
DD Gridley, Beale, Leutze, Buchanan, Bailey, Hazelwood, Stevenson, Bennion, Stockton, Franks
DesRon45: DesDiv89: Fullam, Guest, Bennett
DesRon54 DesDiv107: Remey/SF, Melvin (till 09/21), Mertz, McGowan
DesDiv108: McDermut, McNair, Wadleigh, Monssen II
DE Cabana (09/18-?), Lake, Dempsey (10/07-?), McCoy Reynolds
APD George E. Badger, Sands, Noa
AVD Ballard
LSD White Marsh
AKA TransDiv32: Ameb
B) TG ? - Attack Group Peleliu
CTG RAdm George H. Fort (ComPhibGrp5)
1st Marine Division (MajGen William H. Rupertus)
AGC Mount McKinley/GF
LSD Epping Forest, Gunston Hall
APA Ormsby
TG 32.1 - Attack Group Angaur
CTG Radm W.H.P. Blandy
81st Infantry Division (less 323 RCT)
LSD Lindenwald
APA Fremont/GF, Pierce, James O'Hara
Fire Support Group
RAdm Blandy
BB 2
CL 4: Denver
DD 4: Halford
TG 32.2
DD McGowan
TG 32.4
CVE Petrof Bay (08/12-08/24)
DD Aulick (08/21-08/24), Monssen II
LSD White Marsh
TG 32.5 Palau Bombardment & Fire Support Group
RAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf (ComCruDiv4)
BB Idaho, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi
CA Indianapolis (from 09/11)
CruDiv4 (RAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf): Louisville/GF, Portland, Minneapolis
CL Honolulu
CruDiv12 (RADm Robert W. Hayler): Cleveland, Denver, Columbia
DD Desron45 DesDiv89: Guest, Bennett, Fullam, Hudson, Halford
DesRon56 Heywood L. Edwards, Leutze, Bennion, Ross (detached 09/20-09/26)
DesDiv111: Albert W. Grant, Newcomb, Richard P. Leary
DesDiv112: Bryant, Robinson
APD Stringham, Rathburne, Clemson, Noa, George E. Badger
DMS MineDiv4: Wasmuth, Perry
MineDiv5: Southard, Hovey, Long
DM Preble, Montgomery
AVD Ballard
TG 32.6
ARL Endymion
TG 32.7 - Western Escort Carrier Group
CTG RAdm Ralph A. Oftsie
TU 32.7.1
CTU RAdm William D. Sample(ComCarDiv27)
CVE CarDiv27:
Marcus Island/UF,DF (VC-21)
Ommaney Bay (VC-75)
Savo Island (VC-27)
Kadashan Bay (VC-20)
DD Thorn
DesRon47/DesDiv93: McCord, Trathen (from 09/11), Heermann, Hoel
TU 32.7.2
CTU RAdm George R. Henderson(ComCarDiv28)
CVE CarDiv28:
Saginaw Bay/GF,DF (VC-78)
Kalinin Bay (VC-3)
Petrof Bay (VC-76)
DD Welles
DesRon47/DesDiv94: Haggard, Hailey, Johnston
TU 32.7.3
CTU RAdm Ralph A. Oftsie (ComCarDiv26)
CVE CarDiv26:
Kitkun Bay/GF,UF,DF (VC-5)
White Plains (VC-4)
Gambier Bay (VC-10)
DD Claxton, Aulick, Cony, Sigourney
TG 32.12
CTG RAdm Robert W. Hayler (ComCruDiv12)
CA Minneapolis
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm Robert W. Hayler): Denver/GF, Cleveland, Columbia
DD DesDiv89: Fullam, Guest, Halford, Hudson
TU 32.12.1
CA Minneapolis
CL Cleveland
DD DesDiv89: Guest, Halford
TU 32.12.2
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm Robert W. Hayler): Denver/GF,UF, Columbia
DD DesDiv89: Fullam, Hudson
TG 32.12 from 44/09/12
CTG RAdm Howard F. Kingman
BB Tennessee/GF
CA Minneapolis
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm Robert W. Hayler): Denver/GF, Cleveland, Columbia
DD DesRon45/DesDiv89: Guest, Bennett, Fullam, Hudson, Halford
APD Rathburne, George E. Badger
TU 32.12.1
CTU RAdm Howard F. Kingman
BB Tennessee/GF
CA Minneapolis
CL CruDiv12Cleveland
DD DesRon45/DesDiv89: Guest, Bennett, Halford
APD Rathburne, George E. Badger
TU 32.12.2
CTU RAdm Robert W. Hayler
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm Robert W. Hayler): Denver/GF, Columbia
DD DesRon45/DesDiv89:Fullam, Hudson
TG 32.? - Western Garrison Group - WeGarGrp
DE Lyman
Minesweeping Group - MineGrp
CTG Cdr Loud
DMS Hamilton
MineRon2: Hovey/GF,SF, Southard, Perry

44/08/12 32.4 departed P.H. for Tulagi
44/08/18 32.7 - departed Eniwetok to Palaus via Tulagi Is
44/08/20 WeGarGrp departed P.H.
44/08/21 32.4 departed Eniwetok
44/08/24 32.4 - arrived Purvis Bay, Tulagi
44/08/28 32.6 arrived Guadalcanal
44/08/29 32.12 departed Tulagi to support TG 32.2 landing rehearsals on Cape Esperance, later divided into TUs 32.12.1 & 32.12.2
44/08/30 32.12 shore bombardement to support TG 32.2 landing rehearsals on Cape Esperance, later returned to Tulagi
44/08/31 32.12 departed Tulagi for shore bombardement exercises
44/09/01 32.12 - bombardement exercises at Cape Esperance, then CruDiv12 detached to TF 35
44/09/04 32.7.2 departed Tulagi
44/09/06 32.5 - Purvis Bay - departed to Palaus
32.7.1 - Purvis Bay - departed to Palaus
44/09/08 32.2 departed Tulagi
44/09/09 32.5 & 32.7.1 crossed equator (149-00E, 00-00N)
44/09/10 32.5 & 32.7.1 refuel at sea
44/09/11 32.5 - Indianapolis joined, 32.12 detached and operated independently
32.7.1 - Trathen joined
32.7.3 departed to Palaus
32.12 detached from 32.5 and operated independently
44/09/12 Noa sunk (rammed by Fullam) (07 01'N., 134°30'E.)
32.7.1 arrived Palau area
32.5 start preinvasion bombardment of Peleliu
MineGrp - start minesweeping operations
Montgomery and Preble sweep mines between Angaur and Peleliu
Noa sink in collision with Fullam 14 nm E of Peleliu, Palaus (07-01N, 134-30E), Fullam damaged
32.12 divided into TUs 32.12.1, 32.12.2 for fire support tasks, in the evening rejoined into TG 32.12
44/09/13 shell Peleliu & Angaur
MineGrp - Perry sunk 750 yards off SE coast of Angaur, Palau (06-53N, 134-10E)
32.12 - again divided into TUs, then conduce preinvasion bombardement of Angaour
44/09/14 shell Peleliu & Angaur
32.7 - arrived Palau area
32.12 shell Angaur
44/09/15 D - Day Palau
32.12 shell Angaur
44/09/16 POKRAČOVAT Z DENVER LOG Wadleigh damaged by mine in E entrance to Kossol Passage (07-51N, 134-39E)
44/09/17 D - Day Angaur
44/09/19 32.5 - Rathburne detached to TF 31
44/09/20 32.5 departed to Manus - Ross detached to TF 31
32.7 ended support Peleliu landing
WeGarGrp arrived Kossol Roads
44/09/21 McDermut transferred to TF 31
44/09/22 32.2 retired to Manus
44/09/24 32.4 departed for Manus
44/09/25 32.5 - Pennsylvania disjoined for Manus
32.7 - sinking 3 cargo ships, 6 landing barges
44/09/26 Ross rejoined from TF 31
44/09/28 32.5 - arrived Manus
32.7 departed Palau area 32.? - Mount McKinley detached for Ngesebu Is.
44/09/30 32.7 - departed Palau area
44/10/01 32.7 - Hoel attacking underwater contact
44/10/03 32.7 - arrived Seeadler Harbor, Manus
44/10/07 Dempsey joined
44/10/14 Gillespie, Stockton detached for overhaul

"ICEBERG" - Amphibious Support Force
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DD Walke II (06/24-07/23)
TG 32.1 - Support Carrier Group
CVE Shipley Bay (06/06-06/22), Salamaua (till 06/04), Sargent Bay (from 06/02)
DD Lang (till 06/11), Wilkes, O'Bannon (from 06/17), Taylor (from 06/17?), John D. Henley
DE Samuel S. Miles (45/05-45/07), Eisele (till 06/17), O´Flaherty, Richard S. Bull (from 06/02), Hemminger
TU 32.1.1
ships see in 52.1.1
CVE Shamrock Bay from 05/31, Makin Island (till 06/01), Lunga Point, Natoma Bay
DD Woodworth (from 06/06), Patterson (from 06/12)
DE Snyder (06/02-06/23)
TU 32.1.2
DD Capps
DE Kendall C. Campbell, Goss
TU 32.1.3
ships see in 52.1.3:
CVE Gilbert Islands (till 06/16), Hoggatt Bay, Steamer Bay (VC-93) 06/15-06/22, Block Island II.
DE Tills
TG 32.15
CA San Francisco (06/21-07/03)
DD Cowell (from 06/20)
45/05/28 TF 52 > TF 32
32.1.1: Anzio send to investigate submarine contact
45/06/01 32.1.1 - Makin Island disjoined
45/06/02 32.1 - Sargent Bay and Richard S. Bull joined
32.1.1 - Snyder joined
45/06/04 32.1 - Salamaua detached to TG 30.8
45/06/06 32.1 - Shipley Bay joined
32.1.1 - Woodworth joined
45/06/07 32.1.1 60 miles E of Sakishima Gunto attacked by kami - Natoma Bay damaged at RP2 (24-46N, 126-37E)
45/06/11 32.1 - Lang disjoined
32.1.1: Anzio refuel - start radio deception operation for TF 38
32.1.3 - Chenango disjoined
45/06/12 32.1 - Patterson joined
32.1.3: strike Kjushu
45/06/13 Manila Bay joined
45/06/15 32.1 - O´Flaherty and Block Island damaged in collision (26-00N, 128-00E)
45/06/16 32.1.3: Gilbert Islands, Santee disjoined
45/06/17 32.1 - O'Bannon joined
32.1.1: Anzio end radio deception operation for TF 38 - retired to Leyte for repairs
45/06/19 32.1 detached due to damages from April
45/06/20 Manila Bay, Natoma Bay, Sargent Bay detached for Marianas
32.15 - Cowell joined
45/06/21 32.1.1 - Woodworth disjoined to RP duty
32.15 - San Francisco joined
45/06/22 32.1 - Shipley Bay detached to San Diego for overhaul
45/06/23 32.1 - Sargent Bay and Richard S. Bull arrived Leyte
45/06/24? Walke II joined
32.1.1 - Shamrock Bay, Lunga Point detached to Leyte escorted by Patterson
45/06/27 32.1.1 - Shamrock Bay, Lunga Point and Patterson arrived Leyte
45/07/03 32.15 - San Francisco disjoined
45/07/22 32.15 - Cowell helping damaged APA Marathon
45/07/23 Walke II disjoined

"JUNEAU" - Okinawa minesweeping operation 1945/07
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CTF VAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf
BB 3
CA 2: Salt Lake City, Chester
CL 1
CVE 4: Santee
DD 11: David W. Taylor, John D. Henley, Brown
DE 4: Foreman
TG 32.1
DE Richard W. Suesens
TG 32.12
DD Moale
TG 32.15
DD Boyd (07/03-07/26)

45/06/29 Foreman joined
45/07/01 32.1 departed Leyte Gulf
45/07/03 32.15 - Boyd joined at Kerama Retto
45/07/04 departed Buckner Bay to cover TF 39 minesweeping operations 150 nm NW of Okinawa
45/07/28 CVE strike Yangtze River mouth
45/08/07 32.1 arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa

Home Island Landing Preparation
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DE Abercrombie(07/06 - 07/31)

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