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Task Force 57
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"GALVANIC" - Land Based Air Forces
"FLINTLOCK" - Land Based Air Forces
ASW patrols 1944/04-05
Forager
1944/08 - 1944/10 - Northern Marianas Offensive Patrols
"ICEBERG" - British Pacific Fleet

"GALVANIC" - Land Based Air Forces
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CTF RAdm John H. Hoover (ComAirCenPac)
TG 57.2 - Striking Group = 7th Air Force Heavy Bombers
CTG MajGen Willis H. Hale (ComAirFor7) 90x B-24 (11.BG,30.BG)

TG 57.3 - Search & Reconnaissance Group US Navy Land Based Forces
VP-3 6xPB4Y-1
VP-53 12xPBY-5/A
VP-72 12xVP-72
VB-108 12xPB4Y-1
VB-137 12xPV-1
VB-142 12xPV-1
AV/AVP Curtiss, Mackinac, Swan
at Nanomea, Nukufetau, and Funafuiti
TG 57.4 - Ellice Is Defense & Utility Group = 4th Marine Base Defense Aircraft Wing
BrigGen Lewie G. Merritt
90 fighters:
46.FS P-39Q - Canton Atoll
45.FS P-40N - Baker Atoll
VS-51 8 SBDs and OS2Us
VS-65 8 SBDs and OS2Us
VS-66 8 SBDs and OS2Us
TG 57.7
DE CortDiv10: Whitman/GF

43/11/09 activated at P.H.

"FLINTLOCK" - Land Based Air Forces
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CTF RAdm John J. Hoover
USAF - Air Force 7:
6 x BS(H)/11.BG,30.BG: 72xB-24
4 x BS(M)/41.BG: 64xB-25
1 x AS: 24xA-24
3 x FS: 75xP-39,P-40

US Navy Air Force:
4 x VB: 24xPV-1, 24xPB4Y-1
3 x VP: 24xPBY-5/5A,12xPBM-3
1 x VR: 6xPB4Y-1
3 x VS: 18xSBD-5
2 x VMSB: 36xSBD-4

Tasks:
air attacks on Mili, Jaluit, Kwajalein, Maloelap
mining Mili, Jaluit, Kwajalein, Maloelap, Wotje

ASW patrols 1944/04-05
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TG 57.3
AVP Onslow
TG 57.8
DD Evans (till 05/12), Gansevoort, Frazier
TG 57.10
TU 57.10.9
DE Sanders
LST LST-127
LCI LCI-346, LCI-449
44/04/01 57.10.9 occupies Ailuk Atoll, Marshalls (NE of Kwajalein)
44/04/02 57.10.9 occupies Mejit Is., Marshalls (NE of Kwajalein)
44/04/06 57.8 commenced ASW patrols from Majuro to Jaluit, Wotje, Maloelap, Mille
44/05/12 end ASW patrols
44/05/26 57.8 shell Mili Atoll

FORAGER
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TG 57.5
TU 57.5.5
CTU RAdm Walden L. Ainsworth (ComCruDiv9)
CVE Kalinin Bay
CL Honolulu/UF, Cleveland, Denver
DD Ross
DesRon56 Leutze, Bennion, Heywood L. Edwards
DesDiv111: Albert W. Grant, Newcomb, Richard P. Leary
DesDiv112: Bryant, Robinson
TG 57.7
TU 57.7.4
DD Yarnall
from 07/16: Cony, Benham II
DE (till 07/16): Cloues, Steele
TransDiv30
APA Knox/UF, Fuller, Calvert
AKA Bellatrix
AP George F Elliot, John Land

44/07/15 57.7.4 departed Eniwetok for Saipan
44/07/16 57.7.4 - Cloues and Steele disjoined
44/07/19 57.7.4 arrived Saipan area
44/08/18 57.5.5 departed Eniwetok for Port Purvis, Tulagi
44/08/22 57.5.5 arrived Tulagi

1944/08 - 1944/10 - Northern Marianas Offensive Patrols
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DE Seid (10/27-12/25), McCoy Reynolds (09/28-10/2?)
TG 57.3
DE Wyman (08/09-08/31)
TG 57.7
DD Fanning (09/2?-10/0?)
TG 57.9
CA/CL CruDiv6
DD Smith (09/24-10/0?)

"ICEBERG" - British Pacific Fleet
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CTF VAdm Sir Bernard Rowlings
TG 57.1 - BatRon1
CTG VAdm Bernard Rawlings
BB King George V, Howe
TG 57.2 - CarRon1
CTG RAdm Philip L. Vian
CV Indomitable, Victorious, Indefatigable, Illustrious(do 04/15), Formidable(from 04/15)
TG 57.4 - CruRon4
CTG RAdm E.J.P. Brind
CL Gambia(RNZN), Uganda, Swiftsure, Black Prince, Euryalus, Argonaut, Quebec (RCN)
TG 57.8 - Escort
RAdm J.H. Edelston
DD 15: Napier (45/05), Quadrant, Quiberon
DesFlot4, DesFlot24, DesFlot25
DesFlot27: Quilliam
45/03/23 TF 113 > TF 57 E Ulithi
45/03/23 departed from Ulithi
45/03/25 refuel
45/04/01 D-Day Okinawa
kami.- damage Indefatigable, Ulster
45/04/02 refuel
45/04/03 refuel
45/04/04 refuel
45/04/06 strike Ishigaki & Mijako, kami.
45/04/07 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/04/08 refuel
45/04/09 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/04/10 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/04/12 strike Formosa
45/04/13 strike Formosa
45/04/14 refuel - Formidable joined
45/04/15 refuel
45/04/16 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/04/18 refuel
45/04/19 refuel
45/04/20 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/04/23 arrived Leyte
45/05/01 sail from Leyte for Okinawa
45/05/04 BB & CL shell Mijako Is.
45/05/04 kami.- damage Formidable, Indomitable
45/05/05 strike Ishigaki & Mijako Is - Noboru Field
45/05/06 refuel, taking supplies
45/05/08 off Sakishima Gunto
45/05/09 Formodable and Victorious damaged by kamikaze
45/05/12 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/05/13 strike Ishigaki & Mijako
45/05/16 strike Sakishima Gunto
45/05/17 strike Sakishima Gunto
45/05/18 refuel, supplying - Formidable - operation accident in hangar during landing
45/05/20 Indomitable crash with DD Quilliam
45/05/21 sail for Manus
45/05/26 arrived Manus
45/05/28 TF 57 > TF 37

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