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Task Force 38
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1943/08 - 10
"SHOESTRING II." - Cape Torokina Landing
Kieta area, Bougainville Bombardement
Shortland Bombardment 1944/01/08
Green Island Landing - Covering Force
1944/04 - 05
"STALEMATE II"
"KING II."- Leyte Landing, x Leyte
"KING II."- from 44/11
"LOVE III." - Mindoro Landing
"MIKE I." - Luzon Landing
"ICEBERG" - from 1945/05/28
Home Islands Raids 1945/07 - 45/08

1943/08 - 10
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CTF RAdm Sherman
DD Wilson (43/08/2? - 43/10)

excicises, training opatations at Solomons
43/08-43/09
CV Saratoga/FF
BB Washington, North Carolina, Massachusetts
CL San Juan, San Diego
DD Philip
DesDiv15: Stack, Sterett, Wilson
DesRon45: DesDiv89: Bennett, Guest, Fullam
DesDiv90: Anthony
43/08/31 1500 TF 37 and TF 39 joined formation out of Esp. Santo
1700 TF 39 left formation for simulated night attack
2100 TF 39 rejoined formation
43/09/04 0730 - CruDiv12 left formation for Esp. Santo
43/08/14 Saratoga, San Diego, San Juan, Stack, Sterett, Wilson arrived Esp. Santo

fleet (combined TF 37/38/39) exercises SW of Esp. Santo 43/10/07-10
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Note:
ships assigned and fleet movements taken from USS Denver Deck Log. From mentioned informations couldn't be specified assignment of individual ships to particular Task Force involved in exercises. So folowing information are described in each of the forces individual site. Author 'll be greteful for every rectifiing informations
Ships Involved:
CV Saratoga
CVE Breton
BB Washington, South Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts
CL Montpelier, Denver, Columbia, San Juan, San Diego
DD Farenholt, Lardner, Stack, Wilson, Woodworth
DesRon23: DesDiv45: Charles Ausburne, Claxton, Dyson
DesDiv46: Foote
DesRon45: DesDiv89: Hudson, Fullam
DesDiv90: Wadsworth, Anthony
Evolved composition of Task Forces
TF 37
BB Washington, South Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts
DD Farenholt, Lardner, Wadsworth, Hudson, Fullam
TF 37 43/10/07 1800
CL Montpelier, Denver, Foote, Charles Ausburne
TG 37.2 43/10/09 1100
CTG RAdm Hanson (ComBatDiv9)
CV Saratoga
BB South Dakota/GF, Alabama
CL Montpelier, Denver, San Juan
DD ??
TG 37.2 43/10/09 1700
CTG RAdm Hanson (ComBatDiv9)
BB South Dakota/GF, Alabama
CL Montpelier, Denver
DD 4
TF 38
CTF RAdm Sherman
CV Saratoga/FF
CVE Breton
CL San Juan, San Diego
DD Stack, Wilson, Woodworth, Anthony
TF 39
CTG RAdm Aaron Stanton Merrill (ComCruDiv12)
CL Montpelier, Columbia, Denver
DD Claxton, Charles Ausburne, Dyson, Foote

Fleet movements:
43/10/07 departed Esp. Santo
1800 TF 37 formed for exercises of simulated torpedo attack - Montpelier, Denver, Foote, Charles Ausburne
2000 100 miles SSW of Eps. Santo
43/10/08 simulated air attack excercises
0000 - TG - Montpelier, Denver, Dyson, Claxton, Charles Ausburne, Stanley
0800 160 miles SW of Esp. Santo
1200 180 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
2000 240 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
43/10/09 0715 - TF 39 left fleet to form attack formation
0800 250 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
1100 - TG 37.2 (OTC RAdm Hanson, comBatDiv9)
1200 240 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
1700 - TG 37.2 (OTC RAdm Hanson, comBatDiv9)
2000 190 miles SW of Esp. Santo
43/10/10 0800 100 miles SSW of Esp. Santo
1200 60 miles S of Esp. Santo
1600 TF 39 arrived Segond Channel, Esp. Santo

"SHOESTRING II" - Cape Torokina Landing
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CTF RAdm Frederic C. Sherman (ComCarDiv1)
CV Saratoga (CVG-12)
CVL Princeton (CVG-23)
Screen
RAdm J.L. Wiltse (ComCruDiv11)
CL San Juan, San Diego
DD DesRon12 (Capt. Rodger W. Simpson):
Fahrenholt/SF
DesDiv23: Woodworth, Buchanan
DesDiv24: Lansdowne, Lardner
Fullam, Guest

43/10/07 start training off Guadalcanal
43/10/31 sail from Tulagi
43/11/01 65 Miles SE from Buka - strike Buka
Fullam grounded 13 nm SW of Cape Torokina, Bougainville (06-25S, 154-53E)
43/11/02 strike Bonis
43/11/03 refuel
43/11/04 strike Rabaul
43/11/05 strike Rabaul - disabled Maja, damage Atago, Takao, Mogami, Kumano, Cikuma, Agano, Noshiro, Fudzinami, Wakacuki, Amagiri
43/11/11 strike Rabaul - sinking Sazanami, damaging Jubari, Naganami, Urakaze
43/11/14 Woodworth disjoined

Kieta area, Bougnvnville Bombardement
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CTF RAdm Walden L. Ainsworth
CL St. Louis, Honolulu
DD 4: Lanswnwne
43/12/27 shel Kieta area Bougainville
Honolulu - gunfire duel with barge

Shortland Bombardment 1944/01/08
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CTF RAdm Walden L. Ainsworth
CL St. Louis, Honolulu
DD 5: Woodworth, Buchanan, Philip

44/01/08 shell Faisi, Poporang, and Shortland Islands
44/01/10 cover Cape Torokina reinforcement, then retired to Florida Is

Green Island Landing - Covering Force
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CTF RAdm Walden R. Ainsworth
CL St. Louis, Honolulu
DD DesRon12 (Cap Rodger W. Simpson): Woodworth, Farenholt, Buchanan, Lansdowne, Lardner

44/02/13 arrivead area betw. Buka & St. George Channel
44/02/14 attacked by planes St. Louis damaged (06-15S, 153-29E)
44/02/15 D-Day Genen Islands
44/02/16 antishipping sweep St. George Channel
442/02/17 DesRon12: shell Rabaul
44/02/18 DesRon: shell Rabaul
44/02/25 DesRon12 shell Kavieng - en route sinking AK Tacugiko Maru (6800 BRT) 20 miles N of New Hanover (02-46N, 150-42E)
        Buchanan and Farenholt damaged by shore batteries (02-20S, 151-02E)

1944/04 - 05
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DD Saufley (44/04-44/05/04)

44/04 - 44/05 Port Purvis, Tulagi - training exercises

"STALEMATE II"
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ships and actions see in "KING II." operation below

"KING II."- Leyte Landing, x Leyte
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CTF VAdm Mitscher, from 10/30 VAdm McCain
C/S Commode Arleigh Burke
OpOff Cdr James Flatley

44/10/07: 9 CV, 8 CVL, 6 BB, 4 CA, 10 CL, 58 DD: Laffey II(from 11/05)
CL Pasadena (from 11/15?)
TG 38.1
CTG VAdm John S. McCain, from 10/30 Radm Montgomery
CV Wasp II/GF, from 11/05 FF (CVG-14)
Hornet II (CVG-2, from 09/25 CVG-11)
Hancock (CVG-7) (10/22-10/26)
Yorktown II (from 11/07)
CVL Cowpens (CVG-22), Monterey (CVG-28)
CA CruDiv5(from 10/16) (RAdm A.E. Smith): Chester, Salt Lake City, Pensacola
CruDiv6 (RAdm C. Turner Joy): Wichita (till 10/21)
CruDiv10 (RAdm L.J. Wiltse): Canberra (do 10/23), Boston
CL CruDiv10 (RAdm L.J. Wiltse): Houston II (till 10/14), San Diego (from 10/14), Oakland (from 10/14)
TU 38.1.3 - Screen
DD from 10/14: Tingey, Miller
DesRon4: (from 10/16) (Cap H.P. Smith):
Dunlap, Fanning, Case, Cummings, Cassin, Downes
DesRon12: (till 10/24) (Cap. W.P. Buford):
McCalla/SF, Farenholt, Woodworth, Grayson
DesRon46: (Cap C.F. Espe):
DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Boyd, Brown, Cowell
DesRon50: DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Ingersoll, Knapp
38.2
CTG RAdm Garald F. Bogan
CV Intrepid/GF (CVG-18)
Bunker Hill (until 10/23) (CVG-8)
Hancock (10/22-10/26 detached to TG 38.1)/FF from 11/17 (CVG-7)
CVL Cabot (CVG-29), Independence - CVG(N)-41
BB BatDiv7 (RAdm Oscar C. Badger): Iowa, New Jersey(FltF-from 08/24 - joined 09/09)
CL CruDiv14 (RAdm F.E.M. Whiting): Vincennes II, Miami
Oakland (till 10/14)
TU 38.2.3 - Screen
ComScreen Cap W.E. Mullan (CO San Diego)
CL San Diego/UF (till 10/14)
DD DesRon52: (Cap J.P. Womble):
DesDiv103: Owen, The Sullivans, Stephen Potter (till 10/23), Tingey (till 10/14), Miller (till 10/14)
DesDiv104(Cap W.T. Kenny): Hunt (from 09/09), Lewis Hancock, Marshall, Hickox
DesRon53: (Cap Harry B. Jarrett):
DesDiv105: Colahan, Cushing II, Uhlmann (till 11/19), Halsey Powell, Benham II (till 10/23, again from 44/10/2?)
DesDiv106 (Cdr Benjamin F. Tompkins): Yarnall/DF (till 11/23), Twining, Wedderburn, Stockham

TU 38.2.5 09/07-09/08
CTU RAdm F.E.M. Whiting (ComCruDiv14)
CL 3: CruDiv14: Vincennes II/UF,DF
DD 4

TG 38.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Lexington II/FF (CVG-19)
Essex/GF (CVG-15)
CarDiv6: Ticonderoga/DF (from 10/30)
CVL Langley II (CVG-44), Princeton (CVG-27)
BB Washington (10/23 to 38.4)
BatDiv8 (RAdm Glenn B. Davis):Massachusetts (from 10/06), Indiana (till 44/09/21)
BatDiv9 (RAdM E.W. Hanson): South Dakota (from 09/30, 10/28 to 38.4) Alabama (detached 10/25 to 38.4)
CL CruDiv13 (RAdm Laurence T. DuBose): Santa Fe, Mobile, Reno, Birmingham
TU 38.3.3 - Screen
DD DesRon50: Clarence K. Bronson/SF
DesDiv99: Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesRon55 (Cap A.E. Jarrell):
DesDiv109: Porterfield, Callaghan, Cassin Young, Preston II, Irwin
DesDiv110 detached to TG 38.4 10/23 (Cdr M. Van Metre): Laws, Longshaw, Morrison, Pritchett (till 10/15)
TU 38.3.? 44/09/09
RAdm Laurence T. DuBose
CL Birmingham, Santa Fe
DD 4
TG 38.4
CTG RAdm Ralph E. Davison
CV Enterprise (CVG-20)/GF, Franklin/GF (CVG-13, till 10/30)
CVL 08/01 San Jacinto (CVG-51), Belleau Wood (CVG-21)
BB Washington (from 10/23), Alabama (from 10/23, detached 11/20), South Dakota (from 10/28)
CA New Orleans
CruDiv6 (RAdm C. Turner Joy): Wichita (from 10/21)
CL Biloxi (10/22 detached to 38.2)
TU 38.4.3 - Screen
DD DesDiv26 (till 10/26): Wilkes, Nicholson, Swanson
from 10/31: Marshall, Miller
DesRon6: (Cap V.D. Long):
DesDiv11 Maury/UF, Gridley (till 10/31), McCall, Helm, Craven (till /2/2?)
DesDiv12 (Cap K.F. Poehlman): Ralph Talbot, till 10/31: Mugford, Patterson, Bagley
DesRon55 DesDiv110 from 10/23 (Cdr M. Van Metre): Laws, Longshaw (till 10/27), Morris
38.4.? - Iwojima & Cijijima Bombardement Unit 44/09/01-02
CA New Orleans
CL Biloxi
DD 4

44/08/26 TF 58 > TF 38
44/08/29 departed Eniwetok for Bonins, Palau, Yap
44/08/31 38.4 strike Iwojima, Cicijima - Frankin - VF-13 sinking AM Toshi Maru #8 (25-00N, 141-50E) and AK Suruga Maru (24-46N, 141-19E)
44/09/01 38.4 strike Iwojima, Cicijima
38.4.? shell Iwojima & Cicijima
44/09/02 38.2 refueled from TU 30.8.?
38.4 strike Iwojima, Cicijima
38.4.? shell Iwojima & Cicijima
44/09/03 38.4 strike Iwojima, Cicijima, then departed for Saipan
44/09/04 38.4 Saipan - load supplies, refuel
44/09/05 38.4 departed Saipan
44/09/06 38.2 strike Palau - New Jersey, Hunt joined
38.3 strike Palau (265 miles SE of Palau Islands = 04-53N, 136-25E)
38.4 strike Palau - toward end of month in area
44/09/07 strike Palaus
38.2.5 - detached to Palau bombardement
38.4 strike Palaus (65 miles SSW of Palau Islands = 06-05N, 134-15E)
38.4 - New Orleans, Biloxi + 4 DDs shell Yap
44/09/08 strike Palaus, departed for Mindanao
38.2 refuel from TG 30.8 (AOs Lackawanna, Cimarron)
38.2.5 shell Ngesebi, Palau and Angaur
38.4 - New Orleans, Biloxi + 4 DDs (Patterson + 3) shell Yap
44/09/09 strike Mindanao airfields
sinking AP Kunijama Maru off Basilan Is. coast (06-30N,121-50E) and APs Kurenai Maru and Mihara Maru, and AK Taiyu Maru off Surigao, Mindanao Is. 38.3 - 50 miles E of Mindanao (07-38N, 127-33E)
38.3.? - demolish convoy of small ships off W Mindanao coast 38.4 refuel
44/09/10 strike Mindanao & Davao airfields - sinking AK Unjo Maru #7 off Mindanao
44/09/11 refuel from TG 30.8
38.3 300 miles E of Mindanao (07-14 N 131-38 E)
44/09/12 38.1, 38.2, 38.3 strike Visajans, Cebu, Negros
in vicinity off Cebu City (10-20N, 124-00E) sinking :
PG Kiso Maru
PC Mogami Maru, Kyo Maru #12
AN Korei Maru
AM Choun Maru #18
guardboats Banshu Maru #97, Fukuju Maru #4
AP Bugen Maru, Nichiei Maru
AK Keian Maru, Genkai Maru, Toyo Maru, Shintai Maru #2, Shintai Maru #5, Shintai Maru #8
AO Ayazono Maru
also sinking ARS Miho Maru off Danao, Cebu Is. (10-35N, 124-00E); AP Shiramine Maru off Vila Hermosa, Cebu Is. (10-34N, 124-01E); AP Oakita Maru 22 nm S of Masbate Is. (11-21N, 124-07E); AP Rakuto Maru 30 nm NE of Cebu City (10-35N, 124-20E) damaging AM Choun Maru #21 off Cebu (10-20N, 124-00E), AM Takao Maru and PC Nan-Ho Maru between Biliran Is. and Cebu Is.; PT #483 in Bohol Strait
38.2 - Marshall rescued 44 survivors from CL Natori
38.3 - 50 miles E of Surigao Strait (10-45N, 126-38E)
44/09/13 strike Central Philpipines:
38.1, 38.2, 38.3 striking Cebu Is., Negros Is., Legaspi
38.1 - PM detached for Morotai landing direct support
44/09/14 strike Visajan Islands:
38.1 en route Palaus - strike Mindanao Hornet II (VB-2) sinking APA T-5 in Davao Gulf (06-10N, 126-00E)
38.1 - Grayson, McCalla and Farenholt shell suspected radar station on Cape San Augustin in mouth of Davao Gulf
38.2, 38.3 strike Panay Is., Negros Is. - damaging PT #482 N of Cebu (11-00N, 124-00E)
44/09/15 38.1 strike Morotai
38.4 strike Peleliu
44/09/16 38.2 refuel from TG 30.8 (CVE Barnes, Sitkoh Bay; AO Kaskaskia)
38.4 - Peleliu landing - direct support
44/09/17 strike Palau
44/09/18 en route Luzon
38.4 departed for Manus
44/09/19 refuel
44/09/20 strike Luzon
44/09/21 38.1, 38.2, 38.3 strike Luzon - Nichols Field, Clark Field, Manila Bay:
at Manila Harbor (14-35N, 120-55E) sinking:
DD Sacuki
AO Okikawa Maru, Kyokuto Maru, Sunosaki, Horai Maru #2, Niyo Maru
AK Norway Maru, Yozan Maru, China Maru, Tsukubusan Maru, Hioki Maru, Risshun Maru, Rozan Maru
at Subic Bay (14-45N, 120-12E) sinking AK Nansei Maru and Yamabuki Maru
N of Masinloc, Zambales Province, Luzon (15-25N, 119-50E) sinking:
corvette #5
AP/AK Hofuku Maru
AO Ogura Maru #1, Shichiyo Maru
AK Surakaruta Maru, Yuki Maru, Nansei Maru
also sinking AK Toyofuko Maru, Wakashiro Maru, Eikyu Maru, Fukuei Maru, Amahi Maru, Soerabaja Maru Yamakaze Maru

damaging Hibiki AK Yuki Maru, Tsukubasan Maru and AOs Horai Maru Ogura Maru #1
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38.3 - 175 miles NE of Manila (15-14 N 123-32 E)
38.4 arrived Seeadler Harbor - load supplies - Indiana disjoined for overhaul
44/09/22 strike Luzon:
off Cebu sinking PG Onoshiararu, PC Yusen Maru #16
off eastern tip of Luzon sinking PC Shonan Maru #7
off San Fernando, Luzon sinking PG Suzuja Maru #1, AK Eishin Maru, AO Hammei Maru #9, Kakasago Maru #7, Nanshin Maru #24
damaging PC Suzuya Maru #2 and AK Taishin Maru (run aground to prevent loss) and Ceram Maru

38.3 attacked by planes
44/09/23 refuel
38.3 - 350 miles SW of San Bernadino Straits. (11-19N, 130-19 E)
44/09/24 strike Luzon and central Philippines:
off Calamian Island in Coron Bay (11-59N, 120-02E):
sinking AV Akitsushima; AKs Kyokusan Maru, Taiei Maru
damaging AE Kogyo Maru; AKs Olympia Maru, Ekkai Maru, Kasagisan Maru, Shonan Maru #11; supply ship Irako, AO Kamoi
S of Mindoro: sinking PT Hayabusa (13-00N, 122-00E), CM Yaeyama and PC Ch-32 (12-15N, 121-00E)
off Masbate: sinking PC Cha-39, AM Wa-7 (12-18N, 122-46E), AK Shinyo Maru (12-21N, 123-00E), AKs Fukuei Maru #17, Koshu Maru #2, AP Siberia Maru (11-54N, 123-10E)
in Visayan Sea: sinking AK Chuka Maru and AO Kenwa Maru (11-13N, 123-11E)
in South China Sea: sinking AO Okigawa Maru (14-00N, 119-00E)
38.3 departed for Palaus to rearm and refuel
38.4 departed Manus for Palaus
44/09/25 38.4 departed Seeadler Harbor
44/09/27 38.3 arrived Palaus
38.4 refuel
44/09/28 38.2 - arrived Garapan Harbor, Saipan
38.3 - Kossol Passage - load ammo, refuel
44/09/29 38.1 - Seeadler Harbor - replenish
38.2 departed Saipan for Ulithi
44/09/30 38.2 - Kossol Passage - Adm Halsey visited Peleliu onboard Hunt
38.3 - Ulithi - South Dakota joined
44/10/01 38.3 departed Kossol Passage for Ulithi
44/10/02 38.1 departed Manus
38.2, 38.3 arrived Ulithi
44/10/04 38.1 departed Seeadler Harbor
44/10/06 departed Ulithi
44/10/07 W of Marianas
38.1 -Woodworth joined
44/10/08 refuel
38.3 - 500 miles W of Maiannas (13-43N, 138-23E)
44/10/09 SW Bonins - sail for Okinawa
Chester, Pensacola, Salt Lake City + 6 DD detached to TG 30.2 for Marcus bombardement
38.1 refuel from TG 30.8
44/10/10 strike Okinawa:
sinking:
NNW of Okinawa (26-39N, 127-52E) AS Jingei, landing ship T.158, CM Takashima and PC Cha-87
in or near Naha harbor:
(26-13N, 127-40E): AM Shimpo Maru
(26-13N, 127-41E): AM Hakata Maru #6, guardboats Nansatsu Maru #26, Daisei Maru #5 guardboat Yuki Maru
(26-30N, 128-00E): PT #493, #496, #498, #500, #805, #806, #810, #812, #813, #814, #820 and #820
(26-38N, 127-54E): AK Horai Maru
(26-13N, 127-39E): AK Taikai Maru, Fukura Maru, Koryu Maru, Tetsuzan Maru
off Okino Daito Jima AM Takunan Maru #1 (25-30N, 131-00E)
off Miyako Jima AK ship Hirota Maru (24-26N, 125-20E)
off Kume Jima AK Nanyo Maru

damaging:
corvette #5 and PC Ch-58 off Okinawa
guardboat Daisei Maru #6, AK Toyosaka Maru, Takashima Maru #7 outside Koniya harbor

38.3 125 miles SE of Okinawa (25-00 N 129-29 E)
44/10/11 AM: refuel
38.1, 38.4 strike N Luzon - sinking escort Jashiro, AK Banei Maru #6 off Aparri
38.2 - PM refuel
38.3 - 375 miles E of Formosa (19-48 N 127-04 E)
PM: 2 TG (38.1 + 38.?) strike Appari
44/10/12 strike Formosa and N Luzon
sinking:
off the Pescorores (23-30N, 119-34E):
AP Asaka Maru, AK Shirotai Maru, Mitsuki Maru, AO Horai Maru #6, Nanshin Maru #23, Nanshin Maru #26
off Takao (22-37, 119-34E):
AP Bujo Maru, Joshu Maru, AK Jamahagi Maru, Gyoun Maru, Hakko Maru, Tenjin Maru #11, Takatomi Maru #1, AO Nanshin Maru #5, N Nanshin Maru #11, Nanshin Maru #20, dredge Niitaka Maru
in Putai harbor (23-22N, 120-10E): AK Shinan Maru
damaging:
- off Takao (22-37N, 119-34E): AO Eiho Maru, AK Shinto Maru
- at Takao: German ship Havenstein, AK Taisho Maru, Taihoku Maru
- at Keelung: Hakozaki Maru

38.1 strike S Formosa
38.2 strike N Formosa - Shinihi & Macujama Field
38.3 - 75 miles E of Formosa (22-44 N 122-54 E): strike central Formosa betw. Kagi and Taichu -
        Pritchett damaged (21-08N, 123-19E) by fire from TG 38.4 - detached for repairs
38.4 strike Takao area
44/10/13 strike Formosa:
38.1 - Takao - attacked by planes from Formosa > Canberra II disabled by torpedoes (22-48N, 123-01E)
38.3 - 60 miles E of Formosa (22-57N, 122-22E)
38.4 attacked by planes - Frankin damaged by nearby crash of enemy plane (22-55N, 123-12E)
44/10/14 strike Formosa:
damaging CM Enoshima and PC Cha-7, Cha-151 off Takao
disabled Houston II by torpedo (22-27N, 124-01E), damaged Hancock (23-30N, 121-30E), Reno by kami.(22-30N, 124-50E), Cowell by collision (22-27N, 124-01E), Cassin Young by strafing (22-30N) 124-50E)
"CripDiv1" - TU 30.3.1 created from damaged ships with escort
38.1 cover "CripDiv1" - TU 30.3.1 (Canberra II & Houston II) retreat
38.2 - San Diego, Oakland, Tingey and Miller transferred to TG 38.1
38.3 - 375 miles SE of Formosa (23-15N, 123-26E)
38.4 strike Aparri
44/10/15 38.1 strike Luzon
38.2 + 38.3 cover "CripDiv1" - TU 30.3.1
38.2 refuel from TG 30.8 38.3 -350 miles S of Formosa (18-08 N 128-58E)
38.4 strike Luzon - damage Franklin (16-29N, 123-57E)-?? repairs ??
44/10/16 sinking Hato 130 miles ESE of Hongkong (21-49N, 115-50E)
38.1 - Case joined
38.2 E off Okinawa - attacking StrFor2
38.3 - 375 miles SE of Formosa (22-21 N 128-02 E) - hunting IJN
38.4 refuel
44/10/17 38.1 - 38.3 waiting for IJNs reaction
38.3 - 350 miles E of Formosa (21-16 N 127-20 E)
38.4 strike Legaspi and Clark Field, Luzon
44/10/18 38.1, 38.4 strike Manila area: sinking AP/AK Hoeisan Maru (14-35N, 120-50E) and AK Urato Maru, Tempi Maru (14-35N, 120-55E)
38.2 strike Aparri & Lasaga:
- off Camiguin, northern Luzon (18-54N, 121-51E) sinking PC Cha-95; AP Taiho Maru, Hokurei Maru; AK Hoten Maru, Terukuni Maru, Tsingtao Maru
- near Babuyan Channel (18-35N, 121-40E) sinking AK Shinko Maru
- off NE Luzon (17-46N, 120-25E) siking landing ships T.135 and T.136 and CM/AN Maeshima
38.3 refuel 375 miles E of Luzon (18-00 N 129-36 E)
44/10/19 38.1 + 38.4 strike Manila area:
sinking AK Belgium Maru, Jogu Maru, Toshikawa Maru (14-35N, 120-55E); AK Kurugane Maru, Tsukubasan Maru
damaging AO Ondo, AK Urado Maru

38.1 + 38.4 proceed south to provide direct support for the landings at Leyte
38.2 refueled from TG 30.8 (Neosho II)
44/10/20 2 TG cover E approaches to Leyte Gulf
2 TG strike Leyte, Cebu, Negros, Panay, Mindanao
38.1 - Cowpens+Cabot rejoined after covering retreat of "CripDiv1" - TU 30.3.1
44/10/21 38.1, 38.4 refuel
38.2 strike Panay, Cebu, Negros, and Masbate: sinking AM Wa.8 (11-30N, 123-20E); PC Cha-15 (12-55N, 121-35E); AO Doko Maru (12-35N, 122-16E)
38.3 strike Visajans airfields - 200 miles NE of San Bernadino Straits (13-58 N 125-14 E)
44/10/22 sinking PC Cha-15 W of Tabals (12-55N, 121-35E)
38.1 departed for Ulithi for supplies
38.2 - Hancock detached to 38.1
44/10/23 NE Samar
38.1 en route for Ulithi
38.2: 50 miles E of San Bernardino Strait refueled from TG 30.8 (AO Saugatuck) - Bunker Hill detached for overhaul escorted by Benham II and Stephen Potter; after refuel proceed for Samar Is.
38.3: 60 miles E of Pololio Is - Washington, Alabama and DesDiv110 detached to TG 38.4
38.4: 60 miles E of southern Samar
44/10/24 8 CV, 8 CVL, 6 BB, 15 CA(L), 58 DD
44/10/24 damaging Kinu, Uranami (Operation "TA-1") at Manila, sinking ore carrier Fujukawa Maru 8 nm SSW of San Fernando, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon (16-30N, 120-15E)
0846 - 38.1 recalled back - DesRon12 detached to TG 30.3
38.2 off San Bernardino Strait
38.3 E of Pololio Is, 200 miles E of Luzon (15-32N, 123-28E)

x Sibuyan Sea 38.2, 38.3, 38.4 attacking Central Force
sinking Musashi 20 nm N of Sibuyan Is. (12-50N, 122-35E)
damaging: Jamato, Nagoto, Haruna, Tone, Kiyoshimo, Fudzinami and Uranami

38.3 attacked by aircraft: Princeton disabled by dive bomber 100 nm ENE of Poloilo Is. (15-21N, 123-31E), after unsuccesful rescue works (Birmingham, Morrison, Gatling and Irwin damaged) scuttled by Reno and Irwin (15-12N, 123-36E)

38.4 off Leyte Gulf - strike Southern Force: sinking Wakaba W of Panay Is. (11-50N, 121-25E), damaging Fuso, Jamashiro
44/10/25 x Cape Engano (except 38.1)-5 CV, 5 CVL, 6 BB, 2 CA, 6 CL,41 DD
38.1 x Samar: strike CenFor(Kurita)- sinking Akizuki (20-29N, 126-36E)
38.2 send South against CenFor
38.3 - 350 miles NE of Luzon (17-39 N 126-27 E)
TG 30.3 "DuBose Grip" created (see in)
44/10/26 38.1 & 38.2 strike retreating Central Force: sinking Noshiro S of Mindoro (11-35N, 121-45E), disabling Hajashimo 40 miles SE of Mindoro (12-05N, 121-50E) (grounded and later abandoned), damaging Kumano and Okinami in Sibuyan Sea
Hancock transferred from 38.1 back to 38.2
38.3 - refuel 300 miles NE of San Bernadino Straits (15-58N, 128-27E)
38.4 - refuel - Swanson disjoined
44/10/27 sinking Fudzinami 80 miles N of Iloilo (12-00N, 122-30E)
38.2 refueled from TG 30.8
38.3 - 100 miles NE of San Bernadino Straits (12-20 N 126-24 E) - strike Visayans and Northern Luzon (Manila Bay)
38.4 back from refuel - strike Visayans and Northern Luzon
44/10/28 38.1 & 38.3 departed for Ulithi
38.2 strike Manila Bay - kami.- damage Intrepid
38.3 - South Dakota detached to TG 38.4
38.4 cover Leyte Gulf - strike Cebu u Is., sinking LST T-101 off Ormoc Bay, Leyte (11-00N, 123-00E); Helm, Gridley and VT-2 from Belleau Wood sinking I-46 120m m NE of Surigao (10-56, 127-13E)
Houston and Canberra arrived Ulithi
44/10/29 38.2 strike Manila Bay - damaging Naci - Intrepid damaged by kamikaze ENE of Lamon Bay, Luzon (15-07N, 124-01E)
38.1 arrived Ulithi
44/10/30 38.1 - arrived Ulithi
38.3 - arrived Ulithi - Ticonderoga joined, Pritchett rejoined
38.4 kami.- damaged Franklin (10-20N, 126-40E), Belleau Wood (10-20N, 126-40E) -> retreat for Ulithi escorted by Patterson
44/10/31 38.2 refueled from TG 30.8 - Marshall and Miller detached to TG 38.4
38.4 attacked kami., refuel, Franklin, Belleau Wood detached to Ulithi escorted by Mugford, Bagley, Gridley and Patterson

"KING II."- from 44/11
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CTF from 10/30 VAdm McCain
C/S Commodore Arleigh Burke
OpOf Cdr James Flatley


CL Pasadena (from 11/15?)
DD Capps (from 11/22), David W. Taylor (from 11/22), , Benham II (from 44/11/0?)
TG 38.1
CTG Radm Montgomery
CV Wasp II/GF, from 11/05 FF (CVG-14)
Hornet II (CVG-11)
Hancock (CVG-7)
Yorktown II (from 11/07)
CVL Cowpens (CVG-22), Monterey (CVG-28)
CA Canberra (do 10/23), Boston, Chester, Salt Lake City (from 11/15), Pensacola
CL Oakland, San Diego
TU 38.1.3 - Screen
ComScreen: 11/23: ComDesRon61
DD McCalla, Grayson
Spence (from 11/1?), Yarnall (from 11/23),
DesRon4 Cassin, Downes, Fanning
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Charrette, Conner, Bell, Burns
DesDiv92 (till 11/20): Boyd (detached 11/07-13), Cowell, Brown
DesRon50 DesDiv100: Cogswell, Caperton, Ingersoll
DesRon61 from 44/11:
DesDiv121: De Haven II, Lyman K. Swenson, Mansfield, Maddox II, Collett
DesDiv122: Blue II, Brush, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
DesRon53: DesDiv106 (from 11/23): Yarnall/DF, Wedderburn, Stockham
TG 38.2
CTG RAdm Gerald F. Bogan
CV Intrepid/GF (CVG-18)
Bunker Hill (until 10/06) (CVG-8)
Hancock (09/25-10/19)/FF from 11/17 (CVG-7)
CVL Cabot (CVG-29 or 31), Independence (CVG-?)
BB Iowa, New Jersey/FltF
CL Biloxi
CruDiv14: Vincennes II, Miami
TU 38.2.3 - Screen
ComScreen Cap J.P. Womble (ComDesRon52)
DD DesRon46: DesDiv92 (from 11/20): Boyd, Brown, Cowell
DesRon52: DesDiv103: Tingey/UF, Miller (10/31-11/?? detached to 38.4), Owen, The Sullivans, Stephen Potter (till 11/19)
DesDiv104: Marshall (10/31-11/?? detached to 38.4), Hickox, Hunt, Lewis Hancock
DesRon53: DesDiv105 (till 11/20): Colahan, Cushing II, Uhlmann, Halsey Powell
DesDiv106 (till 11/23): Yarnall/DF, Twining (till 11/18), Wedderburn, Stockham
11/07-09: Boyd
TG 38.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Lexington II/FF (CVG-19)
Essex/GF (CVG-15)
CarDiv6: Ticonderoga/DF
CVL Langley II (CVG-44), Princeton (CVG-27)
BB Massachusetts, Alabama, Indiana, South Dakota
CL Santa Fe, Mobile, Reno, Birmingham
TU 38.3.3 - Screen
DD DesRon50 DesDiv99: Clarence K. Bronson/SF, Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Ingersoll, Knapp
DesRon55 DesDiv109: Porterfield, Callaghan, Cassin Young, Preston II, Irwin
DesDiv110: Laws, Morrison
TG 38.4
CTG RAdm Ralph E. Davison (ComCarDiv2)
TU 38.4.1
CTU ComCarDiv2
CV Enterprise, (CVG-20)/GF, Bunker Hill (CVG-8), Yorktown II (11/03 - 11/07)
CVL San Jacinto (CVG-51), Belleau Wood (CVG-21)
TU 38.4.2
CTU ComCruDiv6
BB Alabama (11/18-11/20)
CA CruDiv6: Wichita, Minneapolis, New Orleans
CL San Diego, Oakland (11/18-11/20 detached)
TU 38.4.3
CTU till 11/12: ComDesRon6
from 11/12: ComDesRon6 Cap W.L. Freseman
DD till 11/20: Dyson, Welles, Thorn, O'Brien II
from 11/20: Stephen Potter + DesRon53/DesDiv105: Cushing II, Halsey Powell, Uhlmann, Benham II
      DesRon6: Maury/UF,SF, Gridley, McCall, Helm (till 11/18), Twining (from 11/18)
DesRon60: DesDiv119: Walke II/SF, Laffey II, Barton II
DesDiv120: Allen M. Sumner/DF, Moale, Cooper, Inghaham II (till 11/18)
44/11/01 38.2: Iowa, New Jersey, CruDiv14 and DesRon52 detached to form TG 34.5
44/11/02 38.1 + 38.3 departed Ulithi for Leyte
38.4 Ulithi
44/11/03 38.2 join 38.1 & 38.3 - refueled from TG 30.8 (6 AOs with escort), then sail for N Luzon
38.3 - Reno damaged by I-41 (13-46N, 131-27E)- departed back for Ulithi escorted by 4 DDs
38.4 - Yorktown II joined
44/11/04 38.2 - Marshall and Miller rejoined - departed for position off Pollillo Is., Luzon for strikes
38.3 350 miles E of central Phipippines (16-16N, 129-43E)
Franklin, Belleau Wood arrived Ulithi
44/11/05 off Polilo - strike Luzon, Mindoro, Manila Bay, Lingayen Gulf
38.1 - Wasp II new FF - strike Santa Cruz
38.2 - strike Luzon, Wedderburn detached to Ulithi for repairs
38.3 100 miles E of Luzon (16-17N, 123-38E) - attacked by kami. - damaged Lexington (16-20N, 123-59E)
38.1+38.3 strike Manila Bay: sinking Naci 5 nm W of Corregidor, patrol boat #107, disabling Akebono, escort Okinawa, LST T-111, sailship Tanoguci Maru; AK Tojo Maru, Showa Maru
38.4 departed Ulithi
44/11/06 Thorn joined
38.1 & 38.3 sail back for Leyte
38.4 arrived Leyte
PM:
strike Luzon, Mindoro, Manila Bay, Lingayen Gulf, then departed for refuel
38.3 sinking AP T-139 at Silanguin Bay (14-35N, 120-55E), Ticonderoga sinking AO Marifu Maru in Mariveles harbor (14-26N, 120-29E)
38.2 strike Luzon, then departed for refuel (with Lexington II) > Hancock new FF
44/11/07 North Carolina joined
38.1 - Boyd transferred to TG 38.2
38.2 refueled from TG 30.8, then departed for Ulithi
38.3 refuel 300 miles NE of central Philippines (14-27N, 129-50E)
38.4 refuel - Yorktown II transferred to 38.1, then sal to area 17-30N, 138-30E to evade typhoon
44/11/08 patrols off Philippines, evading typhoon
38.3 - 600 miles NE of central Philippines (15-40 N 132-02 E)
38.4 in vicinity 17-30N, 138-30E
44/11/09 38.2 arrived Ulithi
38.3 en route to Guam
38.4 in vicinity 17-30N, 138-30E, departed to area 11-00N, 127-00E in preparation for strikes
44/11/10 IJN units sight - - TG 38.3 reverted back
38.4 sail to vicinity 13-30N, 125-30E
44/11/11 38.1, 38.3, 38.4 strike reinforcement convoy (Operation "TA-3") heading to Ormoc Bay:
sinking all 4 transports + DD Hamanami, Naganamii, Shimakaze II, Wakacuki (10-50N, 124-35E)
38.4 strike Leyte - DDs refuel from heavy ships
44/11/12 refuel 200 miles E of San Bernadino Straits (13-26N, 125-04E)
38.4 refuel in vicinity 13-30N, 128-30E, then proceed to vicinity 15-30N, 123-30E
44/11/13 38.1, 38.3, 38.4 strike central and southern Luzon - primary target = ships that would reinforce Leyte:
- in Manila Bay, 6 nm NW of Cavite (14-35, 120-50E): sinking Kiso, Hacuharu, Okinami, PC Cha-116
- at Manila Harbor (14-35, 120-55E): sinking AK Eiwa Maru, Kinka Maru, Kakogawa Maru, Sekiho Maru, Teiyu Maru, Taitoku Maru, Hatsu Maru, Seiwa Maru, Shinkoku Maru; damaging Ushio
- at Cavite (14-29N, 120-55): sinking Akebono, Akishimo, AO Ondo, guardboat Daito Maru
- at Cabcaben sinking AK Heian Maru
- 20 nm W of Cavite (14-30N, 120-45E) sinking PC Cha-116

after strikes retired eastward
38.1 - Boyd rejoined
38.3 150 miles NE of Manila (13-36N, 123-45E)
44/11/14 38.1, 38.4 strike Luzon from vicinity 15-30N, 123-30E, after strikes retired to vicinity 15-30N, 127-30E
  • at Manila sinking AP Tatsura Maru; AO Horai Maru #5; AK Hatsu Maru, Aoki Maru; damaging AP Tottori Maru; AK Myogi Maru
  • off Luzon coast 25 nm S of Corregidor (13-58N, 120-36E) sinking AK Yukihisa Maru
  • in Mindoro Strait (12-40N, 120-41E) attacking convoy SIMA-04 and sinking AO Ayagiri Maru; damaging AK Yutaka Maru; PC Ch-1, Ch-19, Ch-26, Ch-36
    38.2 departed Ulithi to relieve 38.3 E of Central Philippines
    38.3 departed to Ulithi for rearm & resupply
  • 44/11/15 retiring eastward from striking area for refueling
    44/11/16 refueled from TG 30.8 in vicinity 13-30N, 131-30E, then 38.1, 38.2 and 38.4 joined together
    44/11/17 38.3 arrived Ulithi - rearm & resupply
    38.1 and 38.4 rendesvous in vicinity 13-00N, 131-25E
    44/11/18 refuel from TG 30.8, then proceed to vicinity 16N, 124E for aditional strikes on Manila area, Central and Southern Luzon
    38.4: Alabama rejoined, Twining joined from 38.1, Wichita detached to Ulithi for engine inspection escorted by Oakland, Helm and Ingraham II
    44/11/19 in vicinity 16-00N, 124-00E - strike Luzon, then retired to NE
    strike convoy 16 nm NW of San Fernando, Luzon (16-50N, 120-08E): sinking AK Esashi Maru, PC Ch-19, Ch-26
    38.2 - Uhlmann departed to Ulithi
    38.4 attacked by aircraft
    44/11/20 retiring to E
    38.1 - DesRon46/DesDiv92 transferred to TG 38.2
    38.2 - DesRon53/DesDiv106 transferred to TG 38.4
    38.4 - Alabama, Pasadena, McCall, Dyson, Thorn, Welles transferred to TG 38.1; Oakland, DesRon53/DesDiv106 and Stephen Potter joined
    44/11/21 38.1, 38.2 refuel from TG 30.8
    38.4 departed for Ulithi
    44/11/22 David W. Taylor, Capps joined from TG 30.8
    38.3 departed Ulithi for Luzon strikes
    38.4 strike Yap, then arrived Ulithi
    44/11/23 38.1 departed for Ulithi - DesRon53/DesDiv106 joined from TG 38.2
    38.2 - DesRon53/DesDiv106 transferred to TG 38.1
    44/11/24 38.1 arrived Ulithi
    38.4 refuel 250 miles E of central Philippines (14-12N, 128-22 E)
    44/11/25 strike Luzon:
    38.2+38.3 strike "TA-5" convoys:
    38.2 - Intrepid damaged by kamikaze (15-47N, 123-14E), Independence by aircraft landing accident (15-47N, 124-14E)
    Intrepid sinking APA T-6, T-10, damaging T-9 and Take at Balanacan Harbor, Marinduque Island (13-25N, 121-55E)
    38.3 -kami - damage Essex (15-47N, 123-14E)
    Ticondegaga sinking Kumano in Dasol Bay, Luzon (15-45N, 119-48E)
    Essex and Langley sinking Jasoshima (15-45N, 119-45E) and landing ships T-112, T-142, T-161 (15-40N,191-45E) SW of Santa Cruz, Luzon Essex and Langley sinking AK Manei Maru #6, damaging AK Kasagisan Maru in san Fernando harbor (16-37N, 120-19E)
    44/11/25 TF 38 departed Philippines for Ulithi
    end of "KING II." operations
    44/11/26 refuel
    38.3 400 miles E of the Philippines (13-26N, 131-10E)
    44/11/27 back in Ulithi
    44/12/03 38.3 arrived Ulithi

    "LOVE III." - Mindoro Landing
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    CTF VAdm McCain
    not recognized assignment:
    CV Lexington, Hancock, Wasp, Essex, Ticonderoga, Yorktown II
    CVL 6: San Jacinto, Cowpens, Monterey, Langley, Cabot, Independence
    BB 8: New Jersey/FltF, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Washington, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama
    CA 4: Baltimore, Louisville, New Orleans
    CL 11: Miami, Biloxi, Astoria II, San Diego, Santa Fe, Mobile, Vincennes II, Pasadena, Oakland
    DD 58: Buchanan, Hickox, Spence, Brown, Dyson, Thatcher, McCord, Capps, Haggard, Bell, Hobby, Franks
            DesRon23: DesDiv45:Dyson
    DesDiv46: Spence/DF, Thatcher
            DesRon50: Clarence K. Bronson/SF
    DesDiv99: Cotten, Gatling, Healy
    DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Knapp
    TG 38.1
    CTG RAdm Albert E. Montgomery
    CV Yorktown II(CVG-3)/GF
    Essex (CVG-4)
    Ticonderoga (CVG-80)
    Wasp II
    CVL Langley, San Jacinto
    BB Alabama
    CA Boston
    CruDiv6: San Francisco/DF
    CL Santa Fe
    DD DesRon53: DesDiv105: Uhlmann, Cushing II/SF, Colahan, Benham II, Halsey Powell
    DesDiv106: Twining, Yarnall, , Stockham, Wedderburn
    TG 38.2
    CTG RAdm Gerald F. Bogan
    CV Lexington/GF (CVG-20), Hancock (CVG-7), Hornet II (CVG-11)
    BB New Jersey
    CL Astoria II, San Juan
    DD Hailey, Halsey Powell
    DesRon52: DesDiv103: Stephen Potter, The Sullivans, Miller, Owen, Tingey
    DesDiv104: Hunt, Marshall
    TG 38.3
    CTG RAdm Sherman
    CV Ticonderoga (CVG-80), Essex (CVG-15)
    CVL Langley II
    BB
    CL
    DD Thatcher
    DesRon55: DesDiv109: Porterfield, Preston II, Callaghan, Cassin Young
    DesDiv110: Longshaw, Pritchett, Laws
    DesRon61: DesDiv121: De Haven II, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collet, Maddox II
    DesDiv122: Blue II, Samuel N. Moore, Taussig, Brush

    44/12/10 38.1 departed Ulithi
    44/12/11 departed Ulithi for strikes on Luzon
    44/12/12 TF joined together
    38.3 refuel 350 miles E of Luzon (15-08N, 132-10E)
    44/12/13 strike Luzon
    38.1 refuel from TG 30.8
    44/12/14 strike Luzon - Clark Field, Angeles Field, Salvador Is.
    38.2 - Hornet II. sinking landing ship T-109 off Vigan, Luzon (17-35N, 120-20E)
    44/12/15 strike Luzon - Masinloc, San Fernando, Manila Bay and Cabatuan
    sinking LST T-106 8 nm WSW of Masinloc, Luzon (15-30N, 119-50E)
    damaging corvette #54 N of Calayan Is., Luzon Channel (19-25N, 121-25E)
    44/12/16 strike Luzon:
    sinking AK Orjoku Maru in Subic Bay 14-45N, 120-13E) - 1600 Allied POWs onboard
    44/12/17 refuel
    38.3 500 miles E of the Philippines (14-57N, 129-56E)
    44/12/18 typhoon "Cobra" - sunk Spence, damaged Cowpens, Monterey, Cabot, San Jacinto, Miami, Buchanan, Dyson, Hickox, Benham II
    sinking s/s Nikko Maru #1 off Olongapo, Subic Bay (14-48N, 120-16E)
    44/12/19 refuel
    38.3 - 250 miles E of the Philippines (12-51N, 128-22E) - Thatcher transferred to TG 30.8
    44/12/20 sail for Luzon
    44/12/21 retired for Ulithi
    44/12/22 38.1 refuel from TG 30.8
    44/12/23 38.1 sail for Ulithi
    44/12/24 arrived Ulithi

    "MIKE I." - Luzon Landing & Operation "Gratitude" (Indochina strikes)
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    ships probably as off Mindoro
    not recognized assignment
    CV Hornet II (CVG-11), Hancock (CVG-7), Ticonderoga (CVG-80)
    CVL Independence, Cowpens, Cabot
    BB Washington
    CL Flint, Biloxi, Astoria II, San Diego, San Juan, Vincennes II, Pasadena, Miami, Wilkes-Barre
    DD Buchanan, Hazelwood, Dyson, Hobby
            DesRon47 DesDiv93: McCord, Trathen (38.2 from 01/05)
    DesDiv94: Haggard, Franks
    DesRon50: Clarence K. Bronson/SF
    DesDiv99: Cotten, Gatling, Healy
    DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Ingersoll, Knapp
    DesRon55: DesDiv109: Porterfield, Callaghan, Cassin Young, Preston II
    DesDiv110: Longshaw, Pritchett, Laws
    TG 38.1
    CTG RAdm Arthur W. Radford
    CV Yorktown II/GF (CVG-3), Wasp II (CVG-81), Essex ??
    CVL Cowpens (CVG-22)
    BB Massachusetts, South Dakota
    CA Boston, Batlimore, San Francisco
    CL Santa Fe, Flint (temporarily attached 01/11/-01/12)
    TU 38.1.3 - Screen
    ComScreen: 44/12/30 ComDesRon61
    DD DesRon53: DesDiv105: Cushing II, Uhlmann, Colahan, Halsey Powell, Benham II
    DesDiv106: Yarnall, Twining, Wedderburn, Stockham (from 01/07)
    DesRon61: DesDiv121: De Haven II, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collett, Maddox II
    DesDiv122: Blue II, Brush, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
    TG 38.2
    CTG RAdm Gerald F. Bogan
    CV Hornet II, Hancock, Lexington II/GF
    BB New Jersey/FltF, Wisconsin
    CA (temporarily attached 01/11-01/12): Boston, Baltimore
    CL San Juan
    CruDiv17: Wilkes-Barre, Pasadena, Astoria II
    DD Trathen (from 01/05)
    DesRon52 DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Miller, Owen, Stephen Potter, Tingey
    DesDiv104: Hunt, Marshall
    DesRon62 DesDiv123: Ault, English, Waldron, Haynsworth, Charles S. Sperry
    DesDiv124: Wallace L. Lind, John W. Weeks, Hank
    DesRon61: (temporarily attached 01/11-01/12):
    DesDiv121: De Haven II, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collett, Maddox II
    DesDiv122: Blue II, Brush, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
    TG 38.3
    CV Essex
    CL Flint (detached 01/11-01/12)
    DD
    TG 38.4
    CTG ?
    CV Ticonderoga (CVG-80) (till 01/21)
    DD Knapp
    TG 38.5 created - 44/12
    CV Enterprise
    CVL Independence

    44/12/30 departed Ulithi
    45/01/03 strike Formosa airfields
    45/01/02 38.1, 38.2 refuel from TG 30.8
    45/01/03 strike Formosa:
    - sinking landing ship Shinshu Maru, AKs Kinrei Maru, Ume Maru #2, Kawauchi Maru #22, Sanni Maru, another unidentified Maru
    - damaging AK Kibitsu Maru, Hyuga Maru, Nichiyu Maru #2, Taiwa Maru #36, Kakuju Maru
    45/01/04 strike Formosa:
    - in Formosa Strait sinking PC Cha-163, Cha-176, Cha-210; damaging escort Ikuna and auxiliary PC Cha 204
    - near Takao, Formosa damaging AM W-41
    - NE of Formosa sinking AN Iwato Maru
    45/01/05 refuel from TG 30.8
    38.2 - Trathen joined
    300 miles NE of Luzon (22-40N, 122-47E)
    45/01/06 SE Cape Engano - strike Luzon area:
    in South China Sea off northern Luzon sinking AK Kyodo Maru, AO Nanko Maru #1, Iyasaka Maru #8, Kyoei Maru #6, Nanshin Maru #10, Kyoei Maru #10, Kyoei Maru #3
    45/01/07 strike Luzon
    45/01/08 strike Luzon
    refuel from TG 30.8 255 miles NE of Luzon (19-32N, 125-43E)
    45/01/09 Bashi Channel, Luzon Strait - strike Formosa, Luzon, Pescadores:
    sinking - N of Keelung (27-10N, 121-45E): corvette #3
    - S of Formosa: AO Kuroshio Maru, Kaiho Maru, AK Fukuyama Maru south of Formosa
    - off Keelung: AK Ume Maru #21 - 20 nm SSW of Takao, Formosa (22-40N, 120-04E) PC Ch-61
    - 20 nm WNW of Takao, Formosa (23-04N, 119-51E)AK Hisagawa Maru
    damaging - off Takao, Formosa: escort Yashiro, AO Kamoi, DE Miyake, AK Tainan Maru
    - off Saei: corvettes #9, #13, #60
    - in Formosa Strait: PC Cha-161
    - off Keelung AM W-102, PC Nitto Maru #22
    - N of Formosa PC Kinsui Mar
    45/01/10 entered South China Sea via Bashi Channel
    45/01/11 38.1 - Boston, Batimore and DesRon61 temporarily detached to TG 38.2
    45/01/12
    begin of operation "Gratitude" - strike SE French Indochina
    BBs and CA/CLs strike CamRanh Bay
    sinking - N of Qui Nhon:
    Kashii (13-50N, 109-20E); corvette #23 and corvette #51 (14-15N, 109-10E); AP Kembu Maru, AK Yushu Maru, Kyokuun Maru, Hotsusan Maru, Tatsuhato Maru, Otsusan Maru, Yujo Maru, Banshu Maru #63; AO Shoei Maru
    - off Cape St. Jacques:
    corvette #17, #19, escort Ciburi (10-20N, 107-50E); AO Kumagawa Maru, AP Shinsei Maru, Toyu Maru (10-20N, 107-45E); AO Akashi Maru
    - SE of Cape St. Jacques:
    AO Koshin Maru, Ayanami Maru, Hoei Maru, Eiho Maru; AK Kensei Maru
    - off Cape Padaran (11-10N, 108-55E):
    PC Ch-31, AM W-101, patrol #103, corvette #35, corvette #43, AO Ayayuki Maru
    - off Cam Ranh Bay:
    PC Ch-43 (11-53N, 109-08E); AM Otowa Maru (11-50N, 109-00E)
    - at Saigon:
    LST T-140, stores ship Ikutagawa Maru (10-20N, 107-50E); AK Kiyo Maru, Shinsei Maru #17, Kenei Maru, Taikyu Maru, AO Horai Maru #9
    - east coast (exact location unspecified) of French Indochina:
    AK Eiman Maru, Nanryu Maru #2
    damaging - north of Qui Nhon: escorts Daito, Ukuru, corvette #27, AO San Luis Maru
    - at Cam Ranh Bay: PC Ch-34, AK RyuyMaMaru
    - off Cape St. Jacques: LST T-149, T-137; AO Kjoei Maru #3
    - off Saigon: LST T-131, AK Chefoo Maru, Kanju Maru
    - at entrance to Vung Tau: guaroaoat Fushimi Maru #2
    - SE of Cape St. Jacques: AK France Maru; AO Shingi Maru
    strike Tourane Bay, Indochina
    38.1 oston, Batimore and DesRon61 rejoined from TG 38.2
    38.2 strike Saigon, Cam Ranh Bay - sinking Lamotte-Picquet
    38.3 50 miles E of Camranh Bay, Vietnam (12-07N, 109-58E)
    45/01/13 refuel from TG 30.8 Fast Refueling Group
    45/01/14 refuel from TG 30.8 Fast Refueling Group
    38.2 struck Formosa
    45/01/15 strike Formosa, Hongkong, Canton:
    sinking Tsuga (23-33N, 119-33E), Hatakaze and APA T-14 (22-37N, 120-15E); AO Mirii Maru, AK Enoshima Maru off Takao; Tsuga off Mako (23-33N, 119-33E); ARS Horei Maru at San Fernando, Luzon
    damaging AM Maroshima off Formosa and AK Beiju Maru and Yoshun Maru off Keelung
    38.3 150 miles SW of Formosa (20-09 N 118-11 E)
    45/01/16 strike Hongkong, Hainan, Canton:
    - off Hongkong: sinking AP Hokkai Maru, AO Tenei Maru, Matsushima Maru Sanko Maru, AK Anri Go #2; damaging AO Kamoi, destroyer Hasu, APA T-108, DE Shinnan and Nomi, corvette #60
    - off Yulin: sinking AO Harima Maru, damaging DE Daito
    - E of Hainan: sinking guardboat Taiyo Maru #1
    - off coast of South China: sinking AO Nanryu Maru #6
    38.3 125 miles SE of Honkong and Hainan (20-08 N 114-55 E)
    45/01/17 start refuel
    38.3 200 miles W of Luzon (16-54N, 116-53E)
    45/01/18 refueling in process
    38.3 180 miles W of Luzon ( (17-30N, 117-29E)
    45/01/19 ended refuel
    38.3 180 miles W of Luzon (15-08N, 118-06E)
    45/01/20 exited South China Sea via Balintang Channel
    strike Formosa, Pescadores, Sakishima Gunto
    45/01/21 strike Formosa, Pescadores, Luzon, Sakishima Gunto, Okinawa, Rjukjus:
    - off Takao, Formosa:
    sinking AO Eiho Maru, Manjo Maru, Shincho Maru, Hoei Maru #3, Hoei Maru #5, Yamazawa Maru; AK Kuroshio Maru, Enoura Maru, Asaka Maru, Nichiyo Maru #2, Teifu Maru, Daijo Maru, Yayoi Maru; fishing boat Brunei Maru
    damaging Kashi, Sugi, LST T-114, T-143, AK Yulin Maru, water supply vessel Nikko Maru
    - off Mako, Pescadores: damaging Harukaze

    - Yorktown II and Cabot (CVL-28) sinking AO Munakata Maru at Keelung, Formosa

    attacked by kami. - Langley II damaged (bomb) ( 22-40N, 122-51E)
    Hancock - damaged (VT-7 crash landing) (22-40N, 122-30E)
    38.1 - Maddox II damaged by kami. (23-06N, 122-43E)
    38.3 130 miles E of Formosa (22-38 N 122-53 E)
    38.4 Ticonderoga disabled by kami. (22-40N, 122-57E) - retired to Ulithi escorted by Halsey Powell
    45/01/22 strike & photoreconnaissance Okinawa:
    - at Okinawa: sinkink motor sailships Iroha Maru #1, Myooei Maru; fishing boat Waei Maru #1
    - in Gima harbor, Kume Island: sinking AK Suma Maru
    - off Miyako Jima: sinkinf AO Nanko Maru #2, Nanshin Maru #2
    - in Toguchi harbor, Okinawa (26-39N, 127-53E): sinking AK Hikosan Maru
    - in Nansei Shoto: sinking guardboat Chitose Maru #6 38.2 - refuel
    45/01/23 refuel from TG 30.8
    38.3 350 Miles E of Luzon (20-18 N 127-25 E)
    45/01/25 back at Ulithi
    45/01/26 38.1 arrived Ulithi
    TF 38 > TF 58

    "ICEBERG" - from 1945/05/28
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    CTF VAdm John S. McCain

    not recognized assignment:
    CV Bon Homme Richard (from 06/06)
    CVL Independence, Monterey
    BB Wisconsin, Washington (do 06/01)
    CA/CL - : 19
    CL Atlanta II, Astoria II,
    DD 60: Buchanan, Daly (06/10-06/14), Tingey, Hailey, Erben, Colahan, McNair, Stockham, Wedderburn, Norman Scott, John W. Weeks, Hank, De Haven II, Collett, Maddox II, Benham II
    TG 38.1
    CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
    CV Hornet II, Bennington
    CVL Belleau Wood, San Jacinto
    BB Massachusetts, Indiana, Alabama
    CA Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    CL Duluth, San Juan, Topeka (from 06/06), Oklahoma City (from 06/06), Oakland
    DD Blue II, Twining, Brush
    DesRon25 DesDiv49: John Rodgers/SF,DF, Harrison, McKee
    DesDiv50: Ringgold (from 06/06), Schroeder, Dashiell
    DesRon61: Lyman K. Swenson
    DesDiv122: Mansfield, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
    TG 38.2
    CV
    BB
    CL
    DD
    TG 38.3
    CV Essex
    BB ?Washington?
    CL CruDiv17: Wilkes-Barre, Pasadena, Springfield
    Oakland
    DD Black, Chauncey, Waldron
    DesRon52: The Sullivans, Miller, Stephen Potter, Owen
    DesRon62: English, Ault, Wallace L. Lind, Walker
    TG 38.4
    CV Shangri-La/FF (CVG-8), Yorktown II, Ticonderoga
    BB Iowa, Missouri
    CB CruDiv16: Alaska, Guam
    CL CruDiv16: Flint, San Dieg
    DD Trathen, McCord, Uhlmann
    DesRon54 Wadleigh
    DesDiv107: Remey/SF, McGowan, Melvin, Mertz
    DesDiv108: Monssen II
    ships as TF 58 day 28.5.1945
    45/05/28 TF 58 -> TF 38
    45/05/29 38.2, 38.3 departed for Leyte
    38.3 - Randolph departed with VAdm Mitscher onboard to Guam
    45/05/31 Randoplh arrived Apra Harbor, Guam
    45/06/01 38.1 65 nm E of Okinawa
    38.3 arrived Leyte
    45/06/02 strike Kjushu
    45/06/03 strike Kjushu
    45/06/04 sail eastward, avoiding typhoon
    38.1 refuel 300 nm S of Okinawa
    45/06/04 damaged in TYPHOON:
    Indiana (22-51N,132-14E), Massachussetts (22-48N, 132-11E), Alabama (22-58N, 132-15E), Missouri (23-30N, 131-30E)
    Hornet (22-54N, 132-25E), Bennington (23-03N, 132-04E), Belleau Wood (22-45N, 132-10E), San Jacinto (22-53N, 131-55E)
    Baltimore (22-48N, 132-14E), Quincy II (22-59N, 132-12E), Pittsburgh (22-50N, 132-06E), San Juan (22-28N, 132-24E) Duluth (22-55N, 132-12E), Atlanta II (22-46N, 136-12E)
    Blue II (22-51N, 132-25E), John Rodgers (22-45N, 132-10E), McKee (22-54N, 132-19E), Dashiell (22-55N, 132-15E), Stockham (22-48N, 132-14E), De Haven II (22-51N, 132-10E), Maddox II (22-42N, 132-45E), Brush (22-34N, 132-22E), Taussig (22-43N, 132-04E), Samuel N. Moore 2-2-48N, 132-14E)
    45/06/05 38.1 30 nm SE of Okinawa
    45/06/06 strike Okinawa
    refuel
    Bon Homme Richard, Oklahoma City, Moale, Ringgold joined
    38.1 - 150 nm SE of Okinawa - Topeka joined
    45/06/07 strike Okina
    45/06/08 strike S Kjushu
    38.4 - CruDiv16 + DesDiv107 dechched to TG 30.4
    45/06/09 strike Onono Ogari Shima - first use of napalm
    strike Minami Daito Shima
    45/06/10 38.1 & 38.4 strike + shell Minami Ogari Shima, Minami Daito Shima
    38.1 - Massachusetts, Indiana, Alabama, Harrison detached to TG 30.2, San Juan detached to Leyte for repairs
    45/06/10PM TF 38 departed for Leyte - end of "ICEBERG" OPERATIONS
    45/06/13 arrived San Pedro Bay, Leyte

    Home Islands Raids 1945/07 - 45/08
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    CTF VAdm John S. McCain, from 45/08 VAdm J.H. Towers
    not recognized ships:
    CV Wasp II (from 07/26)
    CVL Independence
    CL Tuscon, Oklahoma City, Amsterdam, Vicksburg (from 08/24), Oakland, Flint
    DD 56: Gillespie, Wilkes (from 07/06), Nicholson, O'Bannon, Buchanan, Terry (from 07/2?), Colahan, Bennion (07/18-07/29), Frank Knox, Southerland, Putnam (till 08/08), Benham II, Chevalier II (from 08/18), (from 07/26), Robert K. Huntington (from 08/28), Heermann
    DesRon24: Beale (07/26-08/07)
    DesRon46 DesDiv92: Bradford (07/25-08/10), Brown (till 07/15)
    DM Gwin II (08/20-08/27)
    TG 38.1
    CTG RAdm Thomas L. Sprague
    CV Bennington/GF (CVG-82), Lexington II, Hancock (CVG-6)
    CVL Belleau Wood (CVG-30), San Jacinto (CVG-45)
    BB Indiana, Massachusetts, Alabama
    CL Topeka, Duluth, Dayton, San Diego, Atlanta II
    DD Highbee (from 07/20)
    DesRon25 DesDiv49: John Rodgers/SF,DF, Murray (from 07/1?), McKee, Harrison
    DesDiv50: Ringgold/DF (till 08/22), Dashiell, Schroeder
    DesRon61: (Cap T.H. Hederman):
    DesDiv121: De Haven II/SF, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collett, Maddox II
    DesDiv122: Blue II, Brush, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
    DesRon50 DesDiv100: Caperton, Cogswell, Ingersoll, Knapp
    TG 38.2
    CV ?
    CL Vicksburg (from 08/24)
    TG 38.3
    CTG RAdm Gerald F. Bogan
    CV Ticonderoga (CVG-87), Essex (till 08/20) (CVG-83), Randolph/GF (CVG-12)
    CVL Monterey (CVG-28), Bataan (CVG-47), Cabot (from 08/27)
    BB South Dakota, North Carolina (from 07/08)
    CL Oakland
    CruDiv17: Wilkes-Barre, Pasadena, Springfield, Astoria II
    TU 38.3.5 - Screen
    CTU 45/08/27 ComDesRon48
    DD DesRon48 DesDiv95: Erben, Walker, Hale, Abbot, Stembel
    DesDiv96: Bullard, Black, Chauncey
    DesRon54 till 08/10: DesDiv107: Remey/SF,DF (from 07/18), McGowan, Mertz, Melvin, Norman Scott
    DesDiv108: McDermut, McNair, Monssen II, Wadleigh (detached 07/10-07/21)
    DesRon60: DesDiv119: Barton II, Lowry (from 08/24), Walke II (from 08/18), O'Brien II (from 08/27)
    DesDiv120: Allen M. Sumner (from 08/27)
    DesRon62: DesDiv123: Ault, Charles S. Sperry, English, Waldron
    DesDiv124: John W. Weeks/DF, Wallace L. Lind, Borie, Hank
    TG 38.3 - 45/08/27
    CTG RAdm Gerald F. Bogan
    CV Randolph/GF, Wasp II, Indefatigable (RN)
    CL Topeka, Duluth
    DD Ross, Benner II (from 07/26),
    RN: Teazer, Tenacious, Termagant, Terpischore, Troubridge
    DesRon48: Hale, Stembel, Erben
    DesRon60: DesDiv119: Lowry (from 08/24), O'Brien II (from 08/27)
    DesDiv120: Allen M. Sumner (from 08/27),
    TG 38.4
    CTG RAdm Arthur W. Radford
    CV Shangri-La (CVG-85), Yorktown II (CVG-9), Bon Homme Richard (CVG-91)
    Essex (from 08/20)
    CVL Cowpens (CVG-50)
    BB Iowa, Missouri/FltF, Wisconsin
    CA CruDiv10: Quincy II/DF
    St. Paul, Chicago II (from 07/08), Boston (from 07/20)
    CL San Juan
    DD Nicholas (from 08/11), Taylor (08/03-08/08, 08/13-08/23), Moale (08/24-08/27)
    DesRon53: DesDiv105: Cushing II, Colahan, Uhlmann, Benham II
    DesDiv106: Wedderburn, Stockham, Twining
    DesRon57 DesDiv113: Rowe, Stoddard, Smalley, Wren
    TG 38.5 - 45/08/13 - British Pacific Fleet
    CTG VAdm Bernard Rawlings
    CV Indefatigable
    BB King George V./GF
    CL New Foundland, Gambia
    DD 8 (6 RN, 2 RAN)

    45/06/21 off Leyte
    45/07/01 departed Leyte
    45/07/03 38.3 Ticonderoga disjoined to Apra Harbor, Guam for reduction gear repairs
    45/07/07 refuel
    38.4 - McDermut inspect Japan hospital ship Takasagu
    45/07/08 refuel
    38.3 420 miles E of Volcano Islands (24-57 N 148-58 E)
    45/07/10 strike Tokio area
    38.3 170 miles SSE of Tokyo (33-39 N 142-23 E)
    45/07/11 refuel E from Cugura
    45/07/12 refuel E from Cugura
    38.3 420 miles E of Volcano Islands (24-57 N 148-58 E)
    45/07/13 strike NE Honshu & S Hokkaido
    38.3 200 miles E of N tip of Honshu (39-40 N 146-21 E)
    45/07/14 strike N Honshu & H Hokkaido
    sinking:
    • Tachiba a and corv.21219 in Hakatate harbor, Hokkaido (41-48N, 140-41E)
    • corv. #65 and #74 15 miles S of Muroran, Hokkaido (42-21N, 140-59E)
    • PC #48 1,5 nm off Nakanegishi
    • AM Choyo Maru #2 5 nm off Kikonai (41-38N, 140-35E), Keijin Maru #3 NE of Shiriyasaki (41-30N, 141-30E), Sonobe Maru off Hiroo, Hokkaido (42-11N, 143-36E), Tamazono Maru #2 at Kushiro Pier, Hokkaido (42-58N, 144-25E)
    • guardboats Chitose Maru, 4 nm off Kayabe, Hokkaido, Eikoku Maru #18 off Cape Shiobuki, Hokkaido; Meiji Maru #2 off Hakodate, Ojima Maru off Shiriyasaki (41-30N, 141-40E)
    • gunboat Hokoku Maru off Oma-saki, Tsugaru-kaikyo (41-33N, 141-08E)
    • AP Un'yo Maru #1 off Muroran, Hokkaido (42-21N, 140-59E)
    • AK Nissen Maru #6 near Tsugaru Strait; Shichiyo Maru (43-47N, 141-12E), Imizu Maru, Furubiba, Otaru Bay; Setagawa Maru off Yongtok; Eiho Maru and Kaisei Maru #5 at Hakodate; Saito Maru off east coast of Korea; Senzan Maru and Awa Maru in Aomori-Hakodate area
    • s/s Taisei Maru and Shimofusa Maru at west entrance of Tsugaru Strait, Osaki Maru at Hakodate;
    • train ferries Seikan Maru #2, Seikan Maru #3 Seikan Maru #4, Seikan Maru #10, Tsugaru Maru, Shoho Maru and Hiran Maru in Aomori-Hakodate area
    damaging:
    • Yanagi in Tsugaru Strait
    • corvette #205 outside Otaru harbor, corvette #215 at Hakodate harbor
    • PC Cha-72 off Usujiri
    • AM Minakami Maru off Usujiri, Tamazono Maru #1 at Kushiro Pier, Hokkaido (42-58N, 144-25E)
    • guardboat Miya Maru off the eastern mouth of Tsugaru Strait
    • army vessels Kaizan Maru outside Hachinohe harbor, and Sachi Maru off Otaru
    • AK Taisho Maru (location unspecified); Eitoku Maru, Hanasaki Maru, and Kenkoku Maru in Hakodate harbor; Taka Maru and Hokuryu Maru #23, Eireki Maru, and Koun Maru #3 off Muroran; Shoho Maru off Yobetsu; Hirano Maru (beached) at Miuyama Bay; Kotsu Maru and Kyodo Maru #13 at Otaru; Shunko Maru (location unspecified); Hachirei Maru 9 nm off Iwanai; Tojo Maru off Cape Temma train feieies Seikan Maru #6 and Seikan Maru #8, Matsumae Maru in Aomori-Hakodate area
    • s/s Hokushin Maru in Tsugaru Strait
    • AO Kjoei Maru #5 beached off Matsumae, Shoun Maru #6 beached off Akashi, and dredger Kushiro Maru, location unspecified
    TU 34.8.1 detached
    38.3 110 miles E of N tip of Honshu (40-28 N 143-21 E)
    45/07/15 strike NE Honshu & S Hokkaido
    sinking:
  • AM W-24 off Tsugaru, N Honshu, (41-38N, 141-00E)
  • corvette #219 off N Honshu, (41-48N, 140-41E)
  • PC Bunzan Maru off Hachinoe, Honshu
  • guardboat Shinei Maru, Shirojiri, Hokkaido
  • AK Shoka Maru at Otaru; Tokai Maru at entrance to Sutsu Bay; Seikai Maru #5 off Mutsure; Urakawa Maru and Toyu Maru off Nemuro, Japan; and Shinko Maru (40-48N, 140-05E)
  • merchant train ferry Seikan Maru #1 near Miumaya;
  • merchant fishing boat Taisho Maru #15 off Ofuyo
  • damaging:
  • AK Rijo Maru off Aomori
  • PF Kasado and corvettes #47 and #55 off Otaru
  • PF Io and Fukue and PC Cha-81 and Yaryu Maru at Hachinoe harbor, Honshu
  • corvette #215 at Fukushima anchorage
  • corvette #221 at entrance to Tsugaru Strait
  • PC Ch-47 at Yamada anchorage
  • AM Fuji Maru is stranded after bomb damage off Hakodate, Hokkaido
  • 3 BB, 2 CL, 8 DD detached to TU 34.8.2 for Muroran bombardement
    38.3 180 miles ESE oN N tip of Honshu (40-11N, 144-56E)
    45/07/16 refuel
    38.3 0 0 miles ESE of N tip of Honshu (30-03N, 147-21E)
    40707/17 strike Tokio & Jokohama
    Bon Homme Richard cover TU 34.8.2 and TG 34.1 during Hitachi bombardement
    38.3 160 miles SSE of Tokyo (36-03N, 143-06E)
    45/07/18 strike Tokio & Jokohama
    strike Jokosuka Naval Base
        - sinking I-372, ex-CL Kasuga, PF Jaezakura (60% completed), PC Harushima, patrols Pa-37, Pa-110, Pa-122
        - damaging Nagato, LST T-110, target ship Jakaze, PC Cha-225
    CruDiv18 and DesRon62 detached to TG 35.4 to antishipping sweep of Honshu
    38.3 130 miles ESE of Tokyo (30-38 N 146-42 E)
    CruDiv17 - antishipping sweep along Honshu coast
    45/07/19 strike Kure: damaging Amagi, Kacuragi and Haruna
    38.3 en route to refuel
    45/07/20 St. Paul, Boston joined
    38.1 Highbee
    38.3 refuel
    45/07/21 refuel
    38.1 - 0543 DesRon61 detached for Sagami Wan sweep
    45/07/22 refuel
    38.1 - DesRon61 sweep Sagami Wan:
    0957 - Samuel N. Moore detached from formation to perform emergency appendoctomy
    1337 - Samuel N. Moore rejoined formation
    2305 - radar contact with 4 ship convoy
    2351-2354 - all ships fired 2 torpedoes
    2353 - opened fire
    45/07/23 38.1 - DesRon61 continued sweep:
    0004 - 2 torpedo explosions heard
    0009 - ceased fire - AK Hakutetsu Maru #5 sunk, AK Enbun Maru disabled
    1729 - rejoined TG 38.1
    38.3 en route Kjushu - 600 miles ESE of Tokyo (30-40N, 150-75E)
    38.4 - DesDiv113 shell Cicijima
    45/07/24 strike Inland Sea + Nagoja, Osaka & Miko Fields, Kure area:
    sinking:
    - Hyuga in Hiro Bay, Kure (34-10N, 132-33E)
    - Tone (34-14N, 132-27E) and training ship (ex-coast defense ship) Iwate off Eta Jima (34-14N, 132-30E)
    - target ship (ex-battleship) Settsu at Kure
    - guardboat Kaiwa Maru N of Himejima, Kyushu

    damaging:
    - Ryuho and Ise at Kure
    - Haruna and Oyodo off Eta Jima
    - Aoba at Kure Navy Yard - Hagi and APA T-19 at Kure
    - Kitakami, Yoizuki and ?Hari? near Kure
    - Kaba at Osaka
    - Tsubaki near Okayama (34-38N, 133-50E)
    - corvette #190 at Tanabe harbor
    - corvette #4 at Toba
    - transport (ex-AV) Kijokawa Maru, beached at Shida, Shimonoseki Straits
    - Amagis - hit by only one rocket off Kurahashi Jima, Ke e (34-11N, 132-30E)

    38.3 - Ticonderoga rejoined
    38.4 strike Kure area
    45/07/25 strike Kure area
    sinking:
    - guardboats Dairi Maru #10 and Kompira Maru #2 off Moji, and Fukuei Maru #10 in Bungo Suido (33-00N, 132-10E)
    - AO Kaisoku Maru off Hiro, Ryuei Maru #6 off E part of Okurokami Is. and Kinyu Maru #6 off E coast of Anishima
    - AK Daio Maru at 35-06N, 129-40E

    damaging:
    - Aoba at Kure (34-13N, 132-31E)
    - corvette #4 at Toba
    - AK Tokai Maru #6 and Shokai Maru #5 off Shimane peninsula, Meiho Maru at Agenosho
    - AO Tenwa Maru at Kanoya

    CruDiv17 + Astoria II detached to TG 35.3 for antishipping sweep along Honshu coast
    38.1 - DesRon61 (9 DDs) - antishipping sweep off Nojima Saki
    45/07/26 38.1, 38.4 refuel
    45/07/27 strike Kure & Kobe
    38.1 still refuel
    45/07/28 strike Inland Sea area, between Nagoya, and Northern Kyushu:
    sinking:
    - Haruna off Eta Jima, 8 nm NW of Kure (34-15N, 132-29E), Ise 5 nm NW of Kure (34-12N, 132-31E)
    - training ship (ex-coast defense vessel) Izumo off Eta Jima (34-14N, 132-30E)
    - Aoba at Kure Navy Yard (34-13N, 132-31E)
    - Oyodo at 34-13N, 132-25E
    - I-404 at Kure
    - Nashi at Mitajirizaki, Kure (34-14N, 132-30E)
    - guardboat Fukuju Maru #5 at Kujukurihama, Chiba prefecture, Fukusei Maru #2 and Inari Maru #2 at Kobe, Hanei Maru #2 at Aomori
    - AS Komahashi, victualling stores ship Kosho Maru and AM Banshu Maru #18 at Owase
    - naval auxiliary Koryu Maru at Innoshima dockyard
    - AK Kinzan Maru 4 nm E of Ogashima and Kijotada Maru in Ube harbor, Kyowa Maru #11 in Kobe harbor, Mikage Maru #3 off Otaru
    - AO Kinju Maru #6 (34-23N, 134-50E) Kinju Maru #4 (34-48N, 134-38E)

    damaging:
    - Kacuragi and Hosho at Kure
    - Kikakami in Hiroshima Bay
    - I-205 (repaired after damage inflicted by TF 58 aircraft on 19 March) in drydock, Kure
    - Asagao W of Bisan-Seto
    - corvette #45 and PC Ch-14 near Yokosuka
    - PF Habushi and corvette #44 at Sasebo
    - corvette #190 in Yura Straits
    - guardboats Kainan Maru #2 and Inari Maru #2 at Kobe harbor
    - PT #823 at Yokosuka
    - AM Showa Maru #10 and Kyojin Maru #1 off Owase, Japan
    - AP Tenzan Maru (35-42N, 132-42E)
    - AK Shinto Maru #8 (35-06N, 129-45E) and Nagasaki Maru off S side of Osagi Jima, Taigen Maru, in dock at Innoshima
    - AO Nissho Maru #18 and Seiko Maru #2 at Osaka and Shingi Maru at Kobe
    45/07/29 38.4 strike Tokio area
    45/07/30 refuel, strike industrial area in Central Honshu, Maizuru Bay:
    sinking:
    - escort Okinawa 6 nm NNW of Maizuru (35-30N, 135-21E)
    - PC Ch-26 in Korea Strait (34-47N, 128-27E)
    - CM Toshima off Maizuru
    - PC Keisho Maru and Chikuzen Maru and guardboat #12 Kogyo Maru at Imaura
    - PC Nippon Maru #2 in Usami Bay and Banshu Maru #53 off Obama
    - guardboat Sumiyoshi Maru #10 8 nm N of Kohi Jima
    - AK Kashi Maru (off Tsuruga, 35-30N, 135-21E) and Taruyasu Maru off Maizuru
    - s/s Kamogawa Maru off Ullung Is. (35-20N, 130-30E)

    damaging:
    - escort Takane near Maizuru
    - AS Chogei, I-153 and I-202, corvette #2 and CM Tatsumiya Maru off Maizuru
    - corvette #27 in Korea Strait (34-47N, 128-27E)
    - PC Cha-182 off Ito
    - guardboat Sumiyoshi Mu u #18
    - AK Shotai Maru and s/s Fukuan Maru off Maizuru

    38.4 strike Tokio area
    45/07/31 refuel
    DesRon25: antishipping sweep in Suguru Gulf - shell Shimuzu area
    38.3 300 miles S of Tokyo (28-32N, 137-56E)
    45/08/01 refuel
    45/08/02 bad weath - - no strikes
    38.3 570 milesE SE of S tip of Kyushu (26-25N, 137-34E)
    45/08/03 38.3 refuel 540 miles ESE of S tip of Kyushu (24-37N, 137-35E)
    45/08/05 refuel
    45/08/07 38.1, 38.3 refuel 390 miles SE of N tip of Honshu (37-46N, 147-22 E)
    45/08/08 38.3 160 miles SE of N tip of Honshu (39-27 N 145-08 E) - bad weather - strike cancelled
    38.4 strike N Honshu, S Hokkaido
    45/08/09 strike shipping and airfields, ranging from northern Honshu and Hokkaido to the coast of Korea:
    sinking PC Shintohoku Maru and Kongo Maru #2 and Takunan Maru #6, AM W-1 and W-33, AO Juko Maru, AK Banshu Maru #36 off Hamada (39-30N, 142-04E), escort Amakusa and Inagi off Onagawa
    38.3 275 miles SSE of N tip of Honshu (37-56 N 144-08 E) - strike Japan
    38.4 strike N Honshu, S Hokkaido
    John W. Weeks damaged by friendly fire during air attack 150 nm E of Nojima-zaki, Honshu (35-00N, 143-00E)
    Borie - damaged by kami. 145 nm ESE of Sendai, Honshu (37-21N, 143-45E) - escorted by Abbot to hospital ship and then to Saipan
    45/08/10 strike N Honshu:
    sinking:
    - PC Ch-42 and AM W-1 in Yamada Bay (38-26N, 141-30E)
    - AM Kongo Maru #2 off Onagawa (38-30N, 141-29E)
    - AK Masayoshi Maru and AO Nanki Maru #3 in Sakata harbor (38-55N, 139-49E)
    - AK Horai Maru #14 off E coast of Korea (37-00N, 130-24E), Nishiki Maru #5 off Hachinohe harbor, Chichibu Maru in Keelung harbor, Formosa, (42-20N, 130-24E)

    - TF 37 or TF 38 sinkig PC Takunan Maru #6 off Onagawa
    damaging:
    - CM Koei Maru off Ominato and AK Toyotama Maru off Sakata (38-15N, 139-22E)
    38.3 220 miles SSE of N tip of Honshu (38-05N, 144-12E)
    38.4 strike Tokio area
    DesRon54 detached to join TG 35.1
    38.4 search for Japanese shipping between Hachijo Jima and the Bonins
    45/08/25 begin daily flights over Japan to patrol airfields, shipping movements, and to locate and supply prisoner of war camps
    Wasp II (stove cca 30 feet of her bow) and Chauncey damaged (typhoon)
    38.4 200 miles SE of the SE tip of Honshu (34-57N, 142-08E)
    45/08/27 Murray accepted I-14 surrender
    38.3 - Allen M. Sumner and O'Brien II joined
    38.3 - Allen M. Sumner and Benner II detached to homing beacon station 70 miles SE off Nagoja as guide for airborne occupation unit
    45/08/31 38.3 refuel - Allen M. Sumner rejoined from homing beacon station refueled and again detached
    45/09/02 fisished patrol flights over airfields and shipping


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