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Task Force 51
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"LANDCRAB" - Attu landing
"FLINTLOCK" - Joint Expeditionary Force
"CATCHPOLE" - Kwajalein Landing
"FORAGER" - Joint Expeditionary Force
"DETACHMENT" - Joint Expeditionary Force
"ICEBERG" - Joint Expeditionary Force

"LANDCRAB" - Attu landing
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CTF RAdm Francis W. Rockwell (ComPhibForPac)
TG 51.1 - Support Group
CTG RAdm Howard F. Kingman
CVE Nassau (VC-21,VMO-155)
BB Pennsylvania/FF (till 05/19), Idaho, Nevada
from 05/22: New Mexico, Mississippi
DD Edwards, Meade, Ammen
DesRon1: Phelps
DesDiv1: Hull, MacDonough
DesDiv2: Aylwin, Monaghan
TG 51.2
DD Abner Read
Transport Group - TranGrp
Cap Pat Buchanan
APA Zeilin/GF, J. Franklin Bell, Harris, Heywood
XAP Perida
APD Kane
DD DesRon1: Dale, Dewey, Farragut
AVD Williamson
DM MineDiv1: Sicard, Pruitt
Minesweeper Group - MineGrp
LtCdr Bernhard A. Feutsch
DMS MineRon2/MineDiv5: Chandler, Long

43/04/23 departed San Pedro, Cal.
43/05/01 Cold Bay, Alaska
43/05/04 sail for Attu
43/05/07 off Komandorski Island
originally D-Day Attu - bad weather -> postponed until 11th
Idaho + Nevada detached to support TG 16.6
43/05/08 D-Day - heavy seas > landing postphoned
MacDonough - crash with DM Sicard
43/05/09 51.1 - search for enemy W off Attu
43/05/10 51.1 - search for enemy W off Attu
43/05/11 D-Day Attu - shell Holtz Bay and Chichagov Harbor
43/05/12 Nassau - strike Holtz Bay, Attu
Farragut - attack for SS - probably sunk I-31
43/05/15 Pennsylvania attacked by I-35
43/05/16 TranGrp - Zeilin, Harris, J. Franklin Bell departed to Adak 51.2 - shell Attu
43/05/17 Idaho refuel from AO
43/05/19 Pennsylvania detached to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
43/05/24 51.1 arrived Adak
43/06/02 departing from Aleutians

"FLINTLOCK" - Joint Expeditionary Force
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BB 7
CVE 11
CA-L 12
DD 75: DesRon52: Miller
DE Burden R. Hastings
DMS ??Chandler??
Southern Attack Force = TF 52
Northern Attack Force = TF 53
TG 51.1 - Reserve Force
Cap D.W. Loomis
DD Hoel
TG 51.2 - Majuro Attack Group
RAdm Harry W. Hill
CVE Nassau (VC-66), Natoma Bay (VC-63)
CA Portland
DD Black?, Chauncey
DE Brackett, Demspey
APD 2
APA Cambria
TG 51.3 - Southern Defese Group
CTG W.J. Whiteside
TG 51.4 - Southern Garrison Group
H.O. Roesch
TG 51.5 - Northern Defense Group
R.V. Wheeler
TG 51.6 - Northern Garrison Group I.
P.P. Blackburn
TG 51.7 - Northern Garrison Group II.
J.D. McKinney
TG 51.8 - Majuro Defence Group
LtCdr S.A. Lief
DE Wintle
LST LST-84, LST-276, LST-277, LST-480/GF
TG 51.9 - Majuro Garrison Group
Cap G.B. Carter

44/01/23 51.1, 51.2 departed P.H. to Marshalls
44/01/29 51.2 - Black joined at Tarawa
44/01/31 D Day Kwajalein
D Day Majuro - VC-63 start CAP+ASP at Majuro, VC-66 start CAP+ASP of Wotje, Maloelap, Taroa
44/02/01 51.8 arrived Majuro area
44/02/02 51.1 entered Kwajalein lagoon
51.8 - Wintle start ASW patrol off Majuro
44/02/25cc 51.2 - Nassau departed for P.H.
44/03/07 51.2 - Natoma Bay departed for Esp. Santo

"CATCHPOLE" - Kwajalein Landing
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TG 51.11
CTG RAdm Harry W. Hill
DD Morris
TG 51.17 - Fire Support Group
CTG RAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf
BB Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland
CVE 3
CA Louisville/GF, Portland, Indianapolis
DD 15: Phelps, Hall, Hoel, Trathen, Hailey
AGC Rocky Mount/FF, Cambria
APA Leonard Wood
SC 1066, 539
TU 51.17.3 - Fire Support Section 3
DD Hoel

44/02/12 51.17 departed Majuro, Pennsylvania departed Kwajalein
44/02/15 51.17 sail from Kwajalein
51.17 Phelps + AM Sage - sinking RO-40 (0950'N,16635'E)
44/02/17 reach Eniwetok - D-Day - Portland + Hoel - shell Parry Island
44/02/18 51.17 shell Engebi
44/02/20 51.17 shell Parry Is.
44/02/21 51.17 shell Parry Is.
44/02/22 51.17 shell Parry Is. - D-Day
44/02/23 51.17 - Tennessee departed to Majuro
44/02/24 51.11 - Morris disjoined to P.H.
44/02/28 departed from Eniwetok
44/03/01 51.17 back at Majuro

"FORAGER" - Joint Expeditionary Force
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CTF VAdm Richmond Kelly Turner
Force Flagship
Cap S.F. Patten
AGC Rocky Mount
Northern Attack Force = TF 52 see
CTF VAdm Richmond Kelly Turner
Southern Attack Force = TF 53 see
CTF RAdm Richard L. Conolly
TG 51.1 - Floating Reserve - InfDiv27
CTG RAdm W.H.P. Blandy
DE Tisdale
AKA Centaurus
APA Fremont/GF, Cavalier
LSD Epping Forest (44/06-44/07)
TG 51.2 - Defense Group One
Hurst
TG 51.3 - Defense Group Two
Cdr Roy W. LaJeunesse
TG 51.4 - Garrison Group One
Blackburn
TG 51.5 - Garrison Group Two
McGowan
TG 51.6 - Garrison Group Three
Guthrie
TG 51.7 - Garrison Group Four
Lustie
TG 51.8 - General Reserve
Cap Herbert B. Knowles
DD Saufley, Waller, Sigourney (06/11-?)
TG 51.9 - LCT Flotilla 13
LtCdr L.L. Tower
TG 51.18
TU 51.18.10
CTU RAdm RAdm Robert W. Hayler (ComCruDiv12)
CVE White Plains
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm Robert W. Hayler): Montpelier/UF, Denver
DD Bryant, Newcomb, Bennion
TU 51.18.11
CVE Copahee
DD Yarnall
DMS Palmer
LSD Ashland
s/s U.S. Victory
TG 51.19
TU 51.19.2
DD Halsey Powell, Yarnall, Mugford, Patterson, Stockham, Pritchett


44/05/29 51.1 departed P.H.
44/06/01 51.18 departed P.H.
44/06/05 51.18 passed 180 meridian
44/06/09 51.1 arrived Kwajalein
44/06/11 51.1 departed Kwajalein
51.18 departed Kwajalein
44/06/16 51.18 arrived transport unloading area W of Saipan
44/07/02 51.4 departed for Eniwetok
44/07/04 51.4 arrived Eniwetok
44/07/08 51.18.11 departed Saipan area for Eniwetok
44/07/12 51.18.11 arrived Eniwetok
44/08/02 51.18.10 departed Saipan for Eniwetok
44/08/05 51.18.10 arrived Eniwetok
44/08/09 51.19.2 departed Tinian for Guam
44/08/10 51.19.2 arrived Guam

"DETACHMENT" - Joint Expeditionary Force
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CTF VAdm Richmond Kelly Turner
AGC El Dorado/FF
DD Waldron (02/25-02/27), Maddox II, Mannert L. Abele
DE Samuel S. Miles, O'Neill, Halloran, Sederstrom
APA Napa
AP President Jackson
TG 51.1 - Force Reserve - Transport Group
Cap Donald W. Loomis
DD Wadsworth, Boyd, Anthony
TU 51.1.3
DD Boyd
AP
TG 51.5 - ?? Transport Screen ??
CTG ?? Cap Frederick C. Moosbrugger (ComDesRon63) ??
DE McClelland
AGC Biscayne/GF
ARB Oceanus
TG 51.6
TU 51.6.2
DE William C. Miller
TG 51.10 - Headquarters Air Support Control Units
Cap Richard F. Whitehead
TG 51.11 - Transport Group Baker
DM MineDiv7: Shannon/GF,DF, Thomas E. Fraser
TG 51.17
CVE Rudyerd Bay
TG 51.29
TU 51.29.19
DE Sederstrom
45/01/24 51.5 departed P.H.
45/01/27 51.11 departed P.H.
45/02/06 51.1 departed Ulithi
51.6.2 departed P.H.
45/02/08 51.1 arrived Guam
45/02/11 51.11 arrived Saipan
45/02/16 departed for Iwojima
51.1 departed Guam for Iwojima
45/02/18 51.17 - off Iwojima - Rudyerd Bay disjoined
45/02/20 51.5 arrived Iwojima
45/02/25 Waldron joined
45/02/27 Waldron disjoined
45/03/05 51.1 - departed Iwojima for Leyte
45/03/09 51.1 arrived Leyte
45/03/12 El Dorado arrived Guam
51.29.19 departed Iwojima area

"ICEBERG" - Joint Expeditionary Force
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CTF VAdm Richmond Kelly Turner, from 45/05/17 VAdm Harry W. Hill
DE Oliver Mitchell (04/06-04/20)
AGC El Dorado/FF
TG 51.1 - Western Islands Attack Group
CTG RAdm I.N Kiland
InfDiv77
CA-L 2
DD Kimberly, Luce, William D. Porter (till 04/01), Charles J. Badger, Picking (till 04/01), O'Brien II, Isherwood
DE Stern (till 04/05), Swearer
CortDiv60: Abercrombie, Oberrender
APD Dickerson, Kinzer, Daniel T. Griffin, Humphreys, Herbert
APA St. Mary's, Mountrail
LCI(M) 12
LCI(G) 24
LSM(R) 12
TG 51.2 - Demonstration Group "Charlie"
CTG RAdm Jerrauld Wright
TransRon15
MarineDiv21
LVTGrp?
DD Van Valkenburgh, Cowell, Ammen (from 04/10), Little II, Hugh W. Hadley (04/01-04/14), Brown
APD Chase, Ringness
AGC Ancon/GF
TU 51.2.8
DE Seid (till 04/04)
TG 51.3 - Expeditionary Force Floating Reserve
CTG Cdr J.B McGovern
InfDiv27 - MajGen George W. Griner
TG 51.4 - Area Reserve
APA Bolivar
TG 51.5 - Transport Screen
CTG Cap Frederick C. Moosbrugger (ComDesRon63, later ComDesFlot5)
DD Ralph Talbot (03/26-04/27), Bright (from 05/11), Bush (04/01-04/06), Brown (from 04/10), Boyd (from 05/11), Hudson (from 04/01), Guest (from 05/09), Anthony (from 05/23), Cassin Young, Lang, Laffey II, Bennion, Ammen, Colhoun II, Bryant, Daly, Lowry, Braine, Fullam, Bache, Douglas H. Fox, Aaron Ward II, Little II, Hugh W. Hadley, Evans, Drexler, Howorth (04/01-04/10), Stormes (05/24-?)
DM Harry F. Bauer
DMS Hobson
AGC Biscayne/GF
DE Richard W. Suesens
Filling of Radar Picket Stations
RP1 45/04/01-02 Bush
45/04/03-06 Bush (sunk)
45/04/06 Cassin Young
45/04/12 Cassin Young (damaged)
45/04/12 Lang
45/04/14-16 Laffey II. (disabled)
45/04/28 Bennion (damaged)
45/04/28-05/01 Ammen
RP2 45/04/06 Colhoun II
45/04/0?-12 Lang
45/04/16 Bryant (damaged)
45/04/28 Daly (damaged)
45/05/01-04 Lowry
RP3
RP4 45/04/29 Harry F. Bauer (damaged)
RP5 45/05/10 Harry F. Bauer (damaged)
45/05/2?-25 Bennion
45/05/25-27 Braine (damaged), LCS(L)-13, LCS(L)-82, LCS(L)-86, LCS(L)-123
45/05/27 Anthony (damaged)
RP6
RP7 45/05/17-20 Guest
45/05/20-? Fullam
RP8
RP9 45/05/03 Bache (damaged)
45/05/03-09 Ammen
45/05/13 Bache (disabled)
45/05/17 Douglas H. Fox
RP10 45/04/28 Brown (damaged)
45/04/30-05/03 Aaron Ward II
45/05/03 Little II
RP11
RP12
RP13 45/05/12-13 Guest
RP14 45/04/16 Hobson (disabled)
RP15 45/05/09-10 Hugh W. Hadley (disabled)
45/05/10-11 Evans (disabled)
45/05/24-28 Ammen
45/05/24 Stormes (damaged)
45/05/24-45/05/27 Drexler (sunk)
RP16 45/05/13-18 Ammen
TG 51.6 - Service & Salvage Group
TG 51.7 - Tractor Group "George"
DD Wickes
TU 51.7.1
DE Riddle
TG 51.10 - Commander Air Support Control Unit
DD Gainard
AGC El Dorado/GF
TG 51.11
APA Burleson
TU 51.11.2 - Transport Group Baker
TG 51.13
TU 51.13.1
AGC Teton
TU 51.13.2 - Transport Group "Easy"
CTU Cap C.A. Buchanan (ComDesDiv126)
DD Hyman/UF, Purdy
TG 51.14 - Tractor Group "Easy"
TU 51.14.2
DE Vammen (till 04/01)
TU 51.14.3
ARL Endymion
TG 51.15 - SOPA Kerama Retto
TG 51.17 - Hydrographic Survey Unit
TG 51.19 - Eastern Islands Support & Attack Unit
CTG RAdm Jerrauld B. Wright
BB Maryland, Arkansas
CA Wichita, Tuscaloosa
DD Gregory II, Pringle (from 04/09)
??? Temporary Unit Detached from TF 54 ???
CTG RAdm Blandy
BB Texas, Arkansas, Maryland
CA Tuscaloosa
DD 8: Gregory II
AGC Estes/GF
TG 51.20 - Seaplane Base Group
AVP Shelikof
TG 51.29
TU 51.29.4
DE Abercrombie
TU 51.29.9 - Convoy OKU #4
DM Shea
TU 51.29.11
DD/DE Fieberling, Howorth
APD Barr
TU 51.29.12
APA Algol

TG 51.? - Ie Shima Attack Group
CTG RAdm Lawrence E. Reifsnider (ComPhibGrp4)
InfDiv77 troops
AGC Panamint/GF
45/03/09 51.1 starting gathering off Leyte
45/03/16 51.1 end gathering off Leyte
51.2 commenced training for Saipan
51.7 departed Leyte
45/03/18 51.7.1 departed Leyte
45/03/19 51.1 sail from Leyte for Kerama Retto
45/03/21 51.1 departed from Leyte
51.2 End training of Saipan
45/03/25 51.1 kami.- disabled Kimberly (26-02N, 126-54E)
45/03/26 51.1 off Kerama Retto - D-Day
51.1 - O'Brien II disabled by kami. (26-16N, 127-26E)
51.5 - Ralph Talbot joined
51.7 arrived Okinawa area
45/03/27 51.1 D-Day Takashikishima, Amunoshima, Kobashima
51.2 departed Saipan
51.13 departed Leyte
45/03/31 51.1 D-Day Keiseshima
45/04/01 D-Day Okinawa
51.1 - Kimberly, William D. Porter, Picking disjoined
51.2 false landing - Sikabaru Saki pot LST-884 -kami.
51.5 Vammen damage depth charge (26-18N, 127-29E)
51.13 arrived Okinawa
51.19 - Fire Support for 51.2
45/04/02 51.1 - Dickerson disable(kami) off Okinawa
51.2 repeat false landing - Sikabaru Saki
51.19 - Fire Support for 51.2
45/04/04 51.2 departed for Saipan
45/04/05 51.1 Stern disjoined
51.29.4 departed for Marianas
51.19 - created to shell Tsugen Shima - cancelled due to IJNAF
45/04/07 San Francisco temporary attached (only for this day) from TF 54 to fire support of Okinawa E coast
45/04/08 51.19 - Gregory II damaged by kamikaze 15 nm S of Okino-Erabu Shima (27-07N, 128-39E)
45/04/09 51.19 - Pringle joined
51.29.4 - arrived Saipan
45/04/10 51.29.11, 51.29.12 sail from Okinawa for Saipan - sunk I-44 51.19 cover landing at Tsugen Shima
51.? created for Ie Shima landing
45/04/11 51.2 - Ancon departed for Saipan
45/04/12 51.7.1 - Riddle disabled by kamikaze 15 nm SE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-00N, 128-00E)
45/04/13 San Francisco temporary attached from TF 54
45/04/14 51.2 arrived Saipan
45/04/15 San Francisco detached back to TF 54
45/04/16 51.? - D-Day Ie Shima
45/04/21 51.? - Ie Shima secured
45/04/27 51.5 - Ralph Talbot disabled by Kami. (26-00N, 128-00E)
45/05/15 51.29.9 departed Okinawa to Ulithi
45/05/28 TF 51 > TF 31

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