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Task Force 58
"FLINTLOCK"/"CATCHPOLE"
"HAILSTONE" - Truk raid
Marianas Raid 44/02/21
"DESECRATE I." - Palau Raid 1944/03
"RECKLESS" & "PERSECUTION"
Marcus-Wake Raid
"FORAGER"
"DETACHMENT" & "JAMBOREE"
"ICEBERG" - before 45/04/07 PM
"ICEBERG" - after 45/04/07 PM

"FLINTLOCK"/"CATCHPOLE"
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CTF RAdm Marc A. Mitscher
CA ??Pensacola??, Canberra II (from 02/14)
CL CruDiv13: Biloxi, Santa Fe (from 02/12)
San Diego
DD Dewey, Cummings, Bullard
DesDiv15: Lang, Stack

TG 58.1 - Roi-Namur Landing
CTG RAdm John V. Reeves
TU 58.1.5 - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm John V. Reeves
CV Enterprise/GF,UF (CVG-10:VF-10,VB-10,VT-10)
Yorktown II/FF (CVG-5: VF-5,VB-5,VT-5)
CVL Belleau Wood(CVG-24: VF-24,VT-24)
TU 58.1.3 - Support Unit
CTU RAdm Willis Augustus Lee
BB Washington (01/23-02/01), Indiana (till 02/01), Massachusetts
TU 58.1.4 - Screening Unit
CTU Cap William K. Phillips (CO Oakland)
CL Oakland/UF
DD DesRon50: Clarence K. Bronson/SF
DesDiv99: Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Ingersoll, Knapp

TG 58.2: Maloelap Landing
CTG RAdm Albert E. Montgomery
CV Essex (CVG-9: VF-9,VB-9,VT-9)
Intrepid (CVG-6: VF-6,VB-6,VT-6, VF(N)-78)
CVL Cabot(CVG-31: VF-31,VT-31)
BB BatDiv6: North Carolina, South Dakota, Alabama
CA/L 1
DD DesRon52: DesDiv103: Owen, The Sullivans, Stephen Potter
DesDiv104: Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox

TG 58.3 : Eniwetok Landing
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Bunker Hill/GF (CVG-17: VF-18,VB-17,VT-17)
CVL Monterey (CVG-30: VF-30,VT-30)
Cowpens (CVG-25: VF-25,VT-25)
BB Iowa, New Jersey
CA Wichita
DD 9: Wilson
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Bradford, Brown, Cowell

TG 58.4 Wotje Landing
CTG RAdm S.P. Ginder
CV Saratoga(CVG-12: VF-12,VB-12,VT-12)
CVL Princeton(CVG-23: VF-23,VT-23)
Langley II(CVG-32: VF-32,VT-32)
CA Boston, Baltimore
CL San Juan
DD 8: Case
DesRon6: DesDiv11: Gridley, McCall, Craven, Maury
DesDiv12: Dunlap, Fanning, Ellet
TG 58.5
TU 58.5.1
BB Tennessee

44/01/06 TF 58 created
44/01/13 58.5.1 - departed San Francisco
44/01/16 58.1,58.2 58.3 departed P.H.
44/01/19 58.4 departed P.H.
44/01/21 58.5.1 - arrived P.H.
44/01/23 TG 37.2 rejoined and renumbered to TG 58.3
44/01/25 58.3 departed Noumea
44/01/27 strike Marshall Is
44/01/28 strike Marshall Is
44/01/29 strike Marshalls:
58.1 strike Taroa (Maloelap) - sinking AN Uji Maru
58.2 strike Roi-Namur, attacked G4M
58.3 strike Kwajalein
58.4 strike Wotje
44/01/30 58.1 strike Kwajalein - sinking PCs Cha-18, Cha-21
      58.1.3 + DesDiv99 shell Kwajalein
58.2 strike + shell Roi-Namur, Taroa
      North Carolina sinking AP Eiko Maru W of Roi (09-10N, 167-20E)
58.3 strike Eniwetok(Engebi) - Burns sinking AP Akibasan Maru and patrol Nichiei Maru off Ujae Atoll
58.4 strike Wotje
44/01/31 strike Marshall Is:
58.1 direct landing support Kwajalein
58.3 strike Engebi, Eniwetok Atoll
44/02/01 58.1 direct landing support Kwajalein
58.1 Washington and Indiana damaged by collision (07-00N, 167-00E) - both sail for Majuro - assisted by Cotten, Gatling, Caperton and Healy
44/02/02 58.1 direct landing support Kwajalein Washington, Indiana with escort arrived Majuro
44/02/03 58.1,58.2 - sail for Majuro Lagoon
58.3 - strike Eniwetok
58.4 - strike Taroa, start strike Eniwetok
44/02/03 58.3 - Majuro
44/02/04 58.2 arrived Majuro
58.3 - Charrette sinking (share with DE Fair) I-21 (06-48N, 168-08E)
44/02/06 58.4 end strike Engebi
44/02/07 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/10 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/11 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/12 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/13 TG 58.1, 58.2, 58.3 departed from Kwajalein to strike Truk - see below in "HAILSTONE II." operation
44/02/13 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/14 Canberra II joined
44/02/16 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/17 58.4 strike Eniwetok
44/02/20 58.1 strike Jaluit
44/02/21 strike Saipan, Tinian, Guam - attacked IJNAF
44/02/22 strike Saipan, Tinian, Guam - attacked IJNAF
sinking AP Shoan Maru off Saipan (15-15N, 145-42E)
58.2 + 58.3 sinking AP Seizan Maru off Saipan (15-00N, 145-30E)
58.4 entered Eniwetok lagoon
44/02/23 58.2 strike Saipan - Essex and Yorktown II aircraft damaging AK Shoan Maru at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan (15-15N, 145-45E)
58.3 strike Saipan - Bunker Hill aircraft sinking AK Seizan Maru off Tinian (15-00N, 145-30E)
44/02/28 58.4 departed Eniwetok area - end of CATCHPOLE
44/03/08 departed for New Hebrides
44/03/13 arrived New Hebrides

"HAILSTONE" - Truk raid
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CV Yorktown/FF Bunker Hill, Intrepid, Essex, Enterprise
CVL Cabot, Cowpens, Belleau Wood
BB Iowa, New Jersey, South Dakota, Washington, Massachusetts, Alabama
CA Baltimore, Minneapolis, New Orleans
DD 27: Radford, Gatling
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm J.V. Reeves
CV Enterprise(CVG-10:VF-10,VB-10,VT-10)
Yorktown II(CVG-5: VF-5,VB-5,VT-5)
CVL Belleau Wood(CVG-24: VF-24,VT-24)
CL CruDiv13 (Radm Laurence T. DuBose): Santa Fe, Mobile, Biloxi
Oakland
DD Desron50 (Cap S.R. Clark):
Clarence K. Bronson/SF
DesDiv99: Cottten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Caperton, Cogswell, Knapp, Ingersoll
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm Albert E. Montgomery
CV Essex(CVG-9: VF-9,VB-9,VT-9)
Intrepid(CVG-6: VF-6,VB-6,VT-6, VF(N)-78)
CVL Cabot(CVG-31: VF-31,VT-31)
CA San Francisco, Wichita, Baltimore
CL San Diego
DD DesRon52 (Cap G.R. Cooper):
DesDiv103: Stephen Potter, Owen, Miller, The Sullivans
DesDiv104: Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
Stack, Stembel
TU 58.2.4
CV Intrepid (damaged)
CVL Cabot
CA San Francisco, Wichita
DD Stembel
DesRon52/DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Owen, Stephen Potter
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Bunker Hill(CVG-17: VF-18,VB-17,VT-17)
CVL Monterey(CVG-30: VF-30,VT-30)
Cowpens(CVG-25: VF-25,VT-25)
DD DesRon46 Cap C.F. Espe: DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Bradford, Brown, Cowell
DesDiv15: Wilson, Sterett, Lang

44/02/12 58.1, 58.2, 58.3 departed from Kwajalein for Truk
44/02/15 refuel S of Eniwetok
44/02/17 strike Truk:
Intrepid damaged by aerial torpedo ((07-23N, 153-32E)
Bunker Hill (VB-17, VT-17) and Cowpens (VT-25) sinking CL Naka 35 nm W of Truk (07-15N, 151-15E)
aircraft sinking:
DD Oite (07-40N, 151-45E), Tacikaze (07-40N, 151-55E)
CX Akagi Maru (07-54N, 151-25E)
AS Heian Maru
AKV Fudzikawa Maru
AP 17: Rio de Janeiro Maru, Kiyozumi Maru, Aikoku Maru, Gosei Maru, Hanakawa Maru, Hokuyo Maru, Amagisan Maru, and Kensho Maru
Matsutani Maru (07-23N, 151-05E), Momokawa Maru (07-20N, 151-53E), Reiyo Maru (07-25N, 151-45E), San Francisco Maru (07-22N, 151-54E), Seiko Maru (07-22N, 151-45E), Taiho Maru (07-22N, 151-34E), Zukai Maru (07-46N, 150-27E), Unkai Maru #6, Yamagiri Maru (07-23N, 151-51E)
AO Fujisan Maru, Hoyo Maru, Shinkoku Maru, Tonan Maru #3
AWK Nippo Maru (07-20N, 151-40E)
AG Yamakisan Maru (07-25N, 151-45E)
AK army: Nagano Maru, Yubai Maru
s/s Taikichi Maru
PT Gyoraitei #10 (07-31N, 151-59E)
aircraft damaging Shigure, Macukaze, I-10, ?? RO-37 ??, target ship Hakashi, AR Akashi, AE Soja, AV Akicushima, PC Cha-20
44/02/18 strike Truk:
sinking Fumizuki (07-24N, 151-44E), PC-29 (07-25N, 151-45E), PT Gjoraitei #10 (07-31N, 151-59E)
44/02/18PM attacked by planes from Truk -> Intrepid damaged (07-23N, 153-32E) - departed for Eniwetok escorted by TG 58.2.4
44/02/19 58.2 - Intrepid + 2 DD sail to P.H., remaining ship headed to Majuro
44/02/20 58.2 - arrived Majuro
58.2.4 arrived Majuro
44/02/25 58.2 - departed to P.H.

"DESECRATE I." - Palau Raid 1944/03
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CV Enterprise(CVG-10), Yorktown II (CVG-5), Lexington II (CVG-16), Hornet II(CVG-2), Bunker Hill (CVG-8)
CVL Belleau Wood (CVG-24), Cowpens (CVG-25), Princeton (CVG-23), Langley II (CVG-32), Cabot (CVG-31), Monterey
BB Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama
CA Indianapolis/FltF, Pensacola, Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Louisville, New Orleans, Portland, Wichita, Canberra II
CL Biloxi, San Juan, Santa Fe
DD Charles Ausburne, Case, Hughes, Bancroft, Meade, Caldwell, Frazier, Edwards, Bullard, Callaghan
DesRon23/DesDiv46: Spence
        DesRon1 DesDiv1: Dewey, MacDonough
DesDiv2: Aylwin, Monaghan, Dale
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Brown, Cowell
TG 58.1
CV Enterprise
CVL Cowpens (CVG-25)
CL Mobile, Oakland
DD DesRon50: Clarence K. Bronson/SF
DesDiv99: Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Caperton, Cogswell, Knapp, Ingersoll
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm A.E. Montgomery
CV Bunker Hill (CVG-8), Hornet II (CVG-2)
CVL Monterey (CVG-30), Cabot (CVG-31)
CA San Francisco
DD Aylwin, Mertz, McDermut
        DesRon52 DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Miller, Owen
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm Reeves
CV Yorktown II, Lexington II
CVL Princeton (CVG-23), Langley II (CVG-32)
BB Alabama
CA Canberra II
CL San Juan
DD Brown
DesRon6/DesDiv11: Gridley, Craven, McCall, Maury
DesRon23: Thatcher (from 03/26)
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm S.P. Ginder
DD Stanly (from 03/30), Dyson (from 03/26

TG 58.5
CV Saratoga
DD Cummings, Dunlap, Fanning

44/03/04 58.5 detached to join British Eastern Fleet for Sabang Raid (see in)
44/03/07 58.1 departed Majuro for Esp. Santo - renumbered to TG 36.1
44/03/15 58.2 departed P.H.
44/03/20 arrived Majuro
44/03/22 departed Majuro
44/03/26 58.1 rejoined back from TG 36.1
58.3 - Thatcher joined from TF 39
58.4 - Dyson joined from TF 31
44/03/28 strike Palau
44/03/29 strike Palau
44/03/30 strike Palau sinking:
at Palau:
DD Wakatake
AR Akashi
PC Nr 6
aux PC Cha-22, Cha-26, Cha-53, Showa Maru #5
patrol boat Nr.. 31
AN Nishho Maru #5
AKV Goshu Maru
AP Gozan Maru, Nagisan Maru, Raizan Maru, Ryuko Maru, Shinsei Maru #18 AO Ose, Sata, Iro, Akebono Maru, Amatsu Maru, Asashio Maru, Unyo Maru #2
guardboats Ibaraki Maru, Seiei Maru #2
ARS Urakami Maru
torpedo transport and repair ship Kamikaze Maru AK Chuyo Maru, Kibi Maru, Shoei Maru, Bichu Maru, Teisho Maru at Angaur:
small craft Akita Maru #3, Chichibu Maru, Yae Maru, Toku Maru, Kiku Maru, Hinode Maru, Yamato Maru, Ume Maru, Akebono Maru.
damaging PC Ch-35, AN Shosei Maru, AO Hishi Maru #2, AK Hokutai Maru at Palau
44/03/31 strike Yap, Ulithi: sinking guardboat Hakko Maru
44/04/01 strike Woleai
58.2 - Hickox + Hunt sinking 2 patrol crafts off Woleai
44/04/06 back at Majuro

"RECKLESS" & "PERSECUTION"
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CTF RAdm Marc A. Mitscher
CV Hornet II, Bunker Hill, Yorktown II, Enterprise, Lexington II
CVL Belleau Wood, Cowpens, Bataan, Princeton, Langley II
BB New Jersey, North Carolina, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama, Indiana (from 04/24)
CA New Orleans, Baltimore, Boston, Louisville, Portland, Wichita, Canberra II
CL Biloxi
DD Charles Ausburne, Case, Bancroft, Meade, Caldwell, Frazier, Edwards, Pritchett, Cassin Young (from 04/28)
        DesRon1 DesDiv1: Dewey, Hull
DesDiv2: Farragut, Dale, Monaghan
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Boyd, Bradford, Brown, Cowell
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
CV Hornet II/GF
CVL Belleau Wood, Cowpens, Bataan
BB New Jersey
CL San Juan, Santa Fe, Mobile, Oakland
DD DesRon46/DesDiv92: Boyd/DF, Brown, Bradford
DesRon6/DesDiv11: Gridley, Craven, McCall, Maury
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm A.E. Montgomery
CV Bunker Hill, Yorktown II
CVL Monterey, Cabot
CA San Francisco, Wichita
DD Aylwin, MacDonough (from 04/30?)
        DesRon52 DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Stephen Potter, Miller, Owen, Tingey
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm J.W. Reeves
Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm J.W. Reeves
CV Enterprise, Lexington II
CVL Princeton, Langley II
Support Unit
CTU VAdm Willis Augustus Lee
BB BatDiv8 (RAdm Glenn B. Davis): North Carolina/GF, Indiana/DF, Massachusetts
BatDiv9 (RAdm E.W. Hanson): South Dakota/DF, Alabama
CA CruDiv4 (RAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf): Louisville/DF, Portland, Canberra II
Screen
DD DesRon23 (Cap Thomas B. Dugan):
DesDiv45: Charles Ausburne/SF, Dyson
DesDiv46: Converse/DF, Spence, Thatcher
DesRon50: (Cap S.R. Clark): Clarence K. Bronson/SF
DesDiv99: Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Cogswell/DF, Caperton, Ingersoll, Knapp
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm S.P. Ginder
CV
CVL
BB
CA-L ?
Satawan Bombardement Group - TG 58.? - 44/04/30
RAdm Jesse B. Oldendorf (ComCruDiv4)
CA 9 - CruDiv4: Louisville, Portland, Canberra II
DD 8: Brown, Boyd

TG 58.7 - Ponape Bombardement Group
CTG VAdm Willis Augustus Lee
BB North Carolina, Indiana, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama, Iowa, New Jersey
DD 14: Thatcher, Brown, Boyd, Charrette
DesRon50: Caperton, Ingersoll
DesRon52/DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Stephen Potter, Tingey
44/04/13 departed Majuro
44/04/19 refuel N of Admiralty Is
44/04/21 58.1 strike Wakde & Sawar
58.2 strike Wakde, Hollandia
58.3 strike Hollandia, support Tanahmerah Bay Landing
sinking AK Kansei Maru off Sarmi, AKs Ume Maru #51 and Hihode Maru #2 off Mapia Is.
44/04/22 58.1 strike Wakde & Aitape - damage New Orleans (carrier plane crash)
58.2 - direct landing support Hollandia
44/04/23 58.1 strike Wakde & ?
44/04/24 58.1 strike Wakde & ?
44/04/28 Pritchett, Cassin Young joined
58.3 departed Majuro
44/04/29 strike Truk
58.2 - Tingey damaged by friendly fire during enemy air attack
44/04/30 strike Palaus - sinking AP Nagisan Maru off W coast of Babelthuap, Palau (07-30N, 134-30E), s/s Tenju Maru #2
58.2 strike Truk - Cabot aircraft damaging PG Hino Maru #2 at Truk
58.3 strike Truk
Monterey sinking (share with MacDonough, Stephen Potter) I-174 (06-13N, 151-19E)
58.? - (9 CA, 8 DD) shell Satawan
44/05/01 58.7 shell Ponape
44/05/04 58.1 strike Eniwetok
58.2 strike Majuro
58.3 strike Majuro
44/05/11 58.3 arrived P.H.
44/05/14 arrived Majuro

Marcus-Wake Raid
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TG 58.6
CTG RAdm Alfred E. Montgomery
CV Wasp II (CVG-14), Essex (CVG-15)
CVL San Jacinto
CA Canberra II, Baltimore, Boston
CL Reno, San Diego
DD Bancroft, Caldwell
DesDiv92: Brown, Cowell, Bradford
        DesRon52 DesDiv103: Miller, Owen, The Sullivans, Stephen Potter, Tingey
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox

44/05/15 Majuro - departed for Marcus & Wake
44/05/18 off Marcus
44/05/19 strike Marcus
44/05/20 strike Marcus - San Jacinto sinking guardboat Jawata Maru 150 nm N of Marcus Is.
44/05/23 off Wake - strike
44/05/31 back at Majuro

"FORAGER"
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CTF VAdm Mark A. Mitscher
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
CV CarDiv5 (RAdm J.J. Clark): Hornet II/GF (CVG-2), Yorktown II/GF (CVG-1) (till 07/31)
CVL Belleau Wood (CVG-24) (till 08/02), Bataan (CVG-50)
CA CruDiv10(RAdm L.H. Thebaud): Boston, Baltimore, Canberra II
CL CruDiv10(RAdm L.H. Thebaud): Oakland, San Juan (till 06/27)
Denver, Santa Fe (from 06/28)
DD DesRon6 DesDiv11: Helm, Maury, Craven, Gridley, McCall
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Boyd, Bradford, Brown, Cowell
TG 58.1 from 06/30
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
CV Franklin (from 07/29)
CarDiv5 (RAdm J.J. Clark): Hornet II/GF (CVG-2), Yorktown II/GF (CVG-1) (till 07/29)
CVL Bataan (CVG-50) (till 07/12), Cabot (CVG-31) (from 07/13)
CL Denver (till 08/02)
CruDiv13(RAdm Laurence T. DuBose): Biloxi, Santa Fe, Mobile
DD Case (from 07/20)
DesRon6 DesDiv11: Helm, Maury, Craven, Gridley, McCall
DesRon46 DesDiv91: Izard/SF, Conner, Bell, Charrette, Burns
DesDiv92: Boyd, Bradford, Brown, Cowell (till 07/12)
TU 58.1.2 - 44/08/04 Bonin Islands Bombardment Unit
CTU RAdm Laurence T. DuBose (ComCruDiv13)
CL Oakland
CruDiv13 (RAdm Laurence T. DuBose): Santa Fe/UF,DF, Mobile, Biloxi
TU 58.1.6 - 44/08/04-05 Bonin Islands Bombardment Unit
CTU RAdm Laurence T. DuBose (ComCruDiv13)
CL Oakland
CruDiv13 (RAdm Laurence T. DuBose): Santa Fe/UF,DF, Mobile, Biloxi
DD 7: Brown
DesRon46/DesDiv91: Izard, Charrette, Burns
DesRon50/DesDiv100: Cogswell, Knapp, Ingersoll
TU 58.1.7 - 44/08/01-0
CTU RAdm Laurence T. DuBose (ComCruDiv13)
CL Denver, Oakland
CruDiv13 (RAdm Laurence T. DuBose): Santa Fe/UF,DF, Mobile, Biloxi
DD Bell, Burns, Bradford, Craven
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm Alfred E. Montgomery
44/07: RAdm Ralph E. Davison
CV Bunker Hill (CVG-8), Wasp II/GF (from 06/30) (CVG-14)
Franklin (06/30 - 07/29)
CVL Monterey (CVG-28), Cabot (CVG-31) (till 07/13)
CL CruDiv13 (RAdm Laurence T. DuBose) (till 06/27): Mobile, Santa Fe, Biloxi
San Juan (from 06/30)
DD Selfridge (06/0?-06/13), Patterson (till 06/19)
DesRon1 DesDiv1: MacDonough, Dewey(till 06/30), Hull
DesDiv2: Farragut, Aylwin (till 06/17)
        DesRon52 (till 07/30):
DesDiv103: Miller, Owen, The Sullivans, Tingey, Stephen Potter
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
TU 58.2.4 - Bombardment Unit One 44/07/04
DD Brown
DesRon52/DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Miller
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm John Reeves
CV Lexington II/FF (CVG-16), Enterprise/GF (CVG-10)
CVL San Jacinto (CVG-51) , Princeton (CVG-27) (till 07/0?)
CA Indianapolis
CL CruDiv12 (RAdm R.W. Hayler): Montpelier, Cleveland, Birmingham
CLA Reno
DD DesRon45: DesDiv90: Anthony, Wadsworth (06/17-07/07), Terry, Braine
DesRon50: DesDiv99: Clarence K. Bronson/SF, Cotten, Dortch, Gatling, Healy
DesDiv100: Caperton, Cogswell, Knapp, Ingersoll
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm William Harrill
CV Essex/GF (CVG-15)
CVL Langley II(CVG-32), Cowpens (CVG-25) till 07/10
Princeton (CVG-27) (07/14-08/02), Belleau Wood (from 08/02)
BB from 07/30: Alabama, New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana
CL CruDiv14 (RAdm Wilder D. Barker): Vincennes II (till 06/23), Houston II, Miami
CLA CruDiv11 (RAdm L.J. Wiltse): San Diego
DD Case (till 07/14), Ellet
DesRon8: DesDiv15: Lang, Sterett, Wilson
DesRon12: DesDiv24: Lansdowne (till 07/30), Lardner, McCalla
DesRon23: DesDiv45: Charles Ausburne/SF,DF, Dyson, Stanly (till 07/30)
DesDiv46: Converse (till 08/04), Spence, Thatcher
DesRon52 (from 07/30): Miller, Owen, The Sullivans, Marshall, Tingey, Stephen Potter
from 08/06: Harrison
DesRon55: DesDiv109: Callaghan, Cassin Young, Porterfield (from 08/03)
DesDiv110: Laws, Morrison (from 08/02)
TG 58.7
CTG VAdm Willis Augustus Lee
BB BatDiv6 (VAdm W.A. Lee): Washington/GF, North Carolina
BatDiv7 (RAdm O.M. Hustvedt): Iowa, New Jersey
BatDiv8 (RAdm Glenn B. Davis): Indiana
BatDiv9 (RAdm E.W. Hanson): Alabama, South Dakota
CA CruDiv6 (RAdm C.T. Joy): Wichita, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Francisco
DD Conyngham, Monssen II,
DesRon4: Mugford, Bagley, Patterson (06/13, again from 06/17), Selfridge
DesRon45/DesDiv89: Halford, Fullam, Hudson, Guest, Bennett
DesRon53/DesDiv106: Yarnall (06/17-06/21), Twining (06/17-06/23), Stockham
The Sullivans (08/06-08/11)
TU 58.7.2 - Northern Bombardment Unit 06/13
BB BatDiv9: Alabama, South Dakota
DD Aylwin
TG 58.7 - 44/08
BB Washington, Iowa, Indiana, Alabama
CL Birmingham

44/06/06 departed Majuro
44/06/11 strike Guam
58.1 detached to strike Guam
58.2 strike Guam
58.3 strike Saipan, Tinian
58.4 sinking 14 ships from convoy off Saipan
44/06/12 58.1 strike Guam
58.3 strike Saipan, Tinian
58.4 attacking convoy - sinking Otori 1732N, 144-00E), AN Kokku Maru (17-32N, 144-01E), APs Batavia Maru (17-32N, 143-17E) Hinko Maru (17-28N, 144-19E), Kamishima Maru and Imizu Maru (17-32N, 144-10E), Nitcho Maru (17-32N, 143-10E), Reikai Maru (17-30N, 144-00E), Tenryugawa Maru (17-32N, 144-01E), AKs Bokuyo Maru, Fukoku Maru and Moji Maru, and s/s Tsushima Maru;
damaging AP Tatsutakawa Maru, corvette #4 (17-20N, 144-10E), PC Ch-50 (17-32N, 144-10E), PCs Ch-33, Ch-51, Cha-20 and AMc Wa-6
44/06/13 attacking convoy - sinking AKs Shinriki Maru #11, Sekizen Maru, Myogawa Maru, Shigei Maru and Suwa Maru 58.1 - strike Guam
58.2 - Selfridge disjoined to TG 52.12 - Hickox sinking picket boat
58.3 strike Saipan, Tinian
58.7 shell Saipan & Tinian:
    58.7.2 - shell N Saipan
44/06/14 58.1 + 58.4 refuel (130 miles NE of Saipan - 17-25N, 147-43E), then detached to strike Cicijima
44/06/15 sinking PC Cha-54 off Rota Is. 58.1 + 58.4 strike Iwojima
58.1 - Boyd and Charrette sinking Tacatugawa Maru E of Ogasawara-shoto (25-02N, 144-37E) 58.7 attacked by planes
44/06/16 sinking PC Cha-56 at Rota Is., AP Marudai Maru at Saipan 58.1 + 58.4 strike Iwojima 58.4 - Vincennes II - machinery troubles
44/06/17 DDs from TF 52, TF 53 joined to strenghten AA defence
44/06/18 58.1 + 58.4 rejoined rest of TF 58
58.7 created
44/06/19 x Philippine Sea
58.1,58.2,58.3 hunting Mobile Fleet
58.2 Bunker Hill (14-46N, 143-02E) and Wasp II (14-19N, 143-48E) near-missed by dive bomber
58.4 detached to Guam for refuel
58.7 - South Dakota damaged by dive bomber (14-10N, 143-15E), Indiana by suicide plane (14-04N, 143-23E), Minneapolis near-missed by horizontal bomber (14-11N, 143-09E), Hudson damaged by friendly fire (14-11N, 143-09E)
44/06/20 strike IJN - sunk AO Gengo Maru, Seijo Maru
44/06/21 58.1 - DesDiv92 detached to recower downed carrier aircrews
58.7 refuel - DesRon4 transferred back to TG 52.12
44/06/22 refuel
58.1 -strike Pagan - sinking guardboat Haruta Maru off Pagan Is. and AK Shoun Maru off Rota (14-10N, 145-10E); DesDiv92 rejoined
44/06/23 58.1 strike Pagan, departed to Cicijima
58.2,58.3,58.4 send for Eniwetok 58.4 - Vincennes II detached to Eniwetok for engine repairs
58.7 - refueled from TU 16.7.11, DesDiv106 disjoined
44/06/24 58.1 strike Iwojima & Cicijima
58.2, 58.3, 58.4 arrived Eniwetok
58.7 - DDs detached back to TF 52
44/06/25 58.1 departed for Eniwetok
44/06/26 Houston II shell Guam, Rota
44/06/27 58.1 arrived Eniwetok
58.2 arrived Eniwetok
58.4 - Miami, Houston II + Desron23 shell Rota, Guam
58.7 - Majuro
44/06/28 58.4 strike Pagan
44/06/29 58.4 strike Guam, Rota
44/06/30 58.1, 58.2 departed for Bonins
58.2 Wasp II new GF
58.4 shell & strike Rota, Guam - 150 miles WSW of Saipan (14-20N, 143-23E)
44/07/01 58.4 strike Rota Is. (150 miles SW of Saipan = 13-50N, 143-38E)
44/07/02 58.4 strike Rota Is.
44/07/03 58.1, 58.2 joined together:
strike Iwojima, Cicijima, Hahajima:
sinking PC Ch-16 at Cicijima,
CMc Sarushima 110 nm W of Cicijima (27-10N, 140-10E),
landing ships T.103, 108 miles W of Cicijima (27-05N, 140-09E) and T.130 off E coast of Iwo Jima, (24-47N, 140-20E)
AN Taiko Maru off Onagawa Retto
AM W-25 110 nm NW of Cicijima (28-35N, 141-04E) AMc Toshi Maru #5 off Haha Jima (26-20N, 141-50E)
APs Shozui Maru, Shima Maru, and Tatsuei Maru at Cicijima (27-07N, 142-12E) and Unjo Maru #8 at Takinoura Bay, Cicijima (27-05N, 142-09E) in Takinoura Bay
damaging landing ship T.153 and victualling stores ship Kaiko Maru off Ani Jima, and PC Ch 18 off Chichi Jima
58.4 strike Rota Is.
44/07/04 58.1, 58.2 - strike Bonins
58.1.2 & 58.2.4 shell W coast of Iwojima - damaging Sacuki off Hahajima
58.4 departed for Eniwetok
44/07/05 58.3 back at Majuro
44/07/06 58.1 + 58.2 resumed strikes in Marianas - Guam and Rota
58.1 refuel - Boyd and Bradford detached for rescue patrol around Guam
58.4 arrived Eniwetok
44/07/07 58.1 strike Guam
58.3 - Wadsworth disjoined
44/07/08 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/09 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/10 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/11 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/12 start support Guam landing
58.1 strike Guam, refuel - Bataan and Cowell disjoined for P.H.
44/07/13 58.1 strike Guam, Cabot joined from 58.2
58.2 off Guam
44/07/14 departed Eniwetok
58.1 strike Guam - Conner disjoined
58.4 - Case detached for upkeep to Eniwetok
44/07/15 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/16 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/17 58.1 strike Guam, refuel
58.4 - 70 miles of Guam
44/07/18 58.1 + 58.4 strike Guam
44/07/19 58.1 + 58.4 (60 miles SE of Guam = 13-34N, 145-40E) strike Guam
44/07/20 58.1 + 58.4 strike Guam
58.1: Case joined from repairs 58.3 off Guam
44/07/21 58.1 strike Guam
44/07/22 58.1 at Saipan - load ammo and bombs 58.4 refuel (130 miles SE of Guam = 12-04N, 146-34E)
44/07/23 58.1 refuel 58.1, 58.2 departed to strike Yap, Ulithi and Palaus
58.4 strike Guam
44/07/24 58.1, 58.2 and 58.3 rendezvoused
44/07/25 58.1, 58.2, 58.3 - strike Palau - until 44/08/06
58.2 - Bunker Hill - VF-8 sinking guardboat Ryojin Maru off W coast of Babelthuap (07-30N, 134-30E)
58.3 - San Jacinto - VF-51 damaging Samidare 30 nm N of Babelthuap, Palau (08-15N, 134-37E)
58.4 strike Tinian
58.7 - detached
44/07/26 58.1 strike Yap, Ulithi and Fais
58.2 strike Palaus - Bunker Hill damaging landing ship T-150 at Palaus, finishing CM Sokuten (damaged by Lexington II) at Malakal Harbor, Koror Is., Palau (07-20N, 134-27E)
58.3 strike Palaus - Lexington II damaging CM Sokuten off Palau
58.4 strike Tinian
44/07/27 sinking APA T-1 off Palaus 58.1 strike Yap, Ulithi and Fais
58.2 - Bunker Hill sinking landng ship T-150 58.4 strike Tinian, then departed for Saipan
44/07/28 58.1 strike Yap, Ulithi and Fais
58.4 - rearm & resupply at Saipan
44/07/29 58.1 back in Marianas - Yorktown transferred to 58.2
58.2 - Franklin transferred to 58.1
58.4 strike Guam
44/07/30 58.2 - DesRon52, transferred to TG 58.4
58.4 - Alabama, New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana and DesRon52 joined
44/07/31 58.1 departed Marianas - refuel
58.3 - Saipan
58.4 photorecon Guam
44/08/01 58.1 - arrived Saipan
58.1.7 cruise around Saipan
58.4 strike Guam (50-100 miles E of Guam = 13-00N, 145-57E)
44/08/02 58.1.7 entered Tanapag Harbor, Saipan
58.1 - Saipan - departed for Bonins - Denver disjoined to TF 51
58.2 arrived Seeadler Harbor
58.4 - New Jersey, Princeton, Thatcher detached, Washington, Belleau Wood, Morrison joined
44/08/03 58.1 refuel
58.4 strike Guam, Porterfield joined
44/08/04 58.1, 58.2 strike Cicijima - sinking APs Unkai Maru #7, Enju Maru, Tonegawa Maru and Shogen Maru (27-05N, 142-11E), AK Hokkai Maru, damaging corvette #4 and #12
58.1.6 detached from TG 58.1 for Cicijima bombardement:
1254 CruDiv13+DesRon46 detached from TG 58.1 to intercept enemy convoy #4804 25 miles NW of Muko Jima, Bonins
1835 - sinking small AO between Cicijima and Mukojima
1930-2100 - sinking Macu off Cicijima (27-40N, 141-48E)
2100-2230 - sinking AK Rjuko Maru
58.2 - Cabot damaging APA T-4 (27-07N, 142-12E)
58.3 strike Iwojima
58.2 + 58.3 - Bunker Hill and Lexington II sinking landing ship T-133 off Iwojima coast (24-47N, 141-20E) 58.4 - Converse, Spence disjoined
44/08/05 1008-1112 - 58.1.6 shell Cicijima
1830 58.1.6 rejoined TG 58.1 and 58.3
58.2 - Bunker Hill damaging APA T-4 (27-07N, 142-12E), T-7 off Cicijima (27-05N, 142-09E)
58.4 strike Guam
44/08/06 58.4 - E of Guam - The Sullivans transferred to TG 58.7 (maybe all DesRon52), Porterfield joined
  joined from TF 52 and TF 53: Callaghan, Cassin Young, Harrison, Porterfield, Laws
44/08/09 58.1 arrived back to Eniwetok
44/08/10 58.4 departed for Eniwetok
44/08/11 Eniwetok
44/08/12 58.7 Eniwetok
44/08/13 58.4 arrived Eniwetok
44/08/15 end support Guam landing
44/08/26 TF 58 > TF 38

"DETACHMENT" & "JAMBOREE"
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CTF VAdm Marc A. Mitscher (ComCarTaskFor1)
unassigned ships:
CA Salt Lake City
DD Buchanan, Pritchett (till 02/19), Laws, Hobby, Norman Scott, Mertz, Lowry, Benham
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
?TU 58.1.1? - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm Joseph J. Clark (ComCarDiv5)
CV Bennington, Wasp II (CVG-81), Hornet II
CVL Belleau Wood (CVG-30)
TU 58.1.2 - Support Unit
CTU RAdm J.E. Shafroth (ComBatDiv8)
BB BatDiv8 (RAdm J.E. Shafroth): Massachusetts, Indiana
CL CruDiv14 (RADm Francis E.M. Whiting): Vincennes II, Miami, San Juan
TU 58.1.3 - Screen
DD 15: DesRon25 (Cap Henry Crommelin)
DesDiv49 (Cap Henry Crommelin): John Rodgers/SF,DF, Harrison, McKee, Murray
DesDiv50 (Cap H.O. Parrish): Ringgold/DF (till 03/03), Schroeder, Sigsbee, Dashiell
DesRon61: DesDiv121: De Haven II, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collett
DesDiv122: Blue II, Brush, Taussig, Samuel N. Moore
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm Ralph E. Davison
TU 58.2.? - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm Ralph E. Davison
CV Lexington II(CVG-9), Hancock (CVG-80)
Enterprise (CVG(N)-90) (from 45/02/21)
CVL San Jacinto
TU 58.2.? - Support Unit
BB Wisconsin, Missouri
CB Alaska (from 45/02/21)
CA San Francisco (till 02/27), Boston, Pittsburgh
Baltimore (from 45/02/21)
TU 58.2.3 - Screen
ComScreen ComDesRon52
CL Flint (from 45/02/21)
DD 19:Longshaw (from 45/02/21)
DesRon52: DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Stephen Potter (till 02/27), Tingey, Miller, Owen
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
DesRon53: DesDiv105: Cushing II, Uhlmann (till 02/20), Halsey Powell (till 02/27), Colahan (till 02/27), Benham II (till 02/27)
DesDiv106: Yarnall (till 03/03), Twining, Stockham, Wedderburn
DesRon54 (from 45/02/21): Remey/SF, Monssen II
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
TU 58.3.? - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Essex, Bunker Hill (from 02/15)
CVL Cowpens
TU 58.3.? - Support Unit
BB South Dakota, New Jersey
CA Indianapolis/FltF (from 02/14)
CL CruDiv17: Pasadena, Wilkes-Barre, Astoria II
TU 58.3.3 - Screen
DD DesRon50: DesDiv99: Dortch, Clarence K. Bronson, Cotten, Gatling, Healy
DesRon55: DesDiv109: Callaghan, Cassin Young, Irwin, Preston II
DesRon62: DesDiv123: Ault, English, Charles S. Sperry, Waldron (detached 02/18-02/27), Haynsworth
DesDiv124: Wallace L. Lind, John W. Weeks, Borie, Hank
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm Arthur W. Radford
TU 58.4.? - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm Arthur W. Radford
CV Yorktown II/GF,UF, Randolph (CVG-12)
CVL Langley II, Cabot
TU 58.4.? - Suport Unit
BB Washington, North Carolina, Missouri( from 03/05)
CA from 02/27: San Francisco
CL Biloxi, Santa Fe, San Diego
TU 58.4.3 - Screen
DD 17: Monssen II, Porterfield, O'Brien II
Desron47: DesDiv93: Heermann, Trathen, Hazelwood, McCord
DesDiv94: Hailey, Haggard, Franks
Desron60: DesDiv119: Laffey II (from 02/?), Barton II
DesDiv120: Moale, Ingraham II
from 02/27: Benham II, Colahan, Halsey Powell, Stephen Potter
TG 58.5 - dissolved 45/02/21
CTG RAdm Matthias B. Gardner
CV Enterprise/GF (CVG(N)-90), Saratoga
CB Alaska
CA Baltimore
CL Flint
DD 9: Longshaw
DesRon54: DesDiv107: Remey/SF, McGowan, Melvin
DesDiv108: McNair, Monssen II
TG 58.5 - reformed 45/02/23
CTG RAdm Matthias B. Gardner
CV Enterprise/GF (CVG(N)-90)
CB Alaska
CA Baltimore
CL Flint
DD 9: Longshaw
DesRon54: DesDiv107: Remey/SF
DesDiv108: McNair
TG 58.8 - Destroyer Scouting Group
45/02/11-12
DD DesDiv105: Cushing II, Uhlmann, Halsey Powell, Colahan, Benham II
45/02/15-17
DD 4 DesDivs:
DesDiv105: Cushing II, Uhlmann, Halsey Powell, Colahan, Benham II
45/02/24-2?
DD DesDiv105: Cushing II, Uhlmann, Halsey Powell, Colahan, Benham II
TG 58.? ?Detached > (maybe different TF )?
BB Washington, North Carolina
CA Indianapolis
CL Biloxi, Santa Fe
DD John W. Weeks
TG 58.12
CA Boston, San Francisco
DD DesDiv106: Yarnall, Twining, Stockham, Wedderburn

45/01/10 ?? 58.5 departed Ulithi ??
45/01/26 TF 38 > TF 58
45/02/05 58.4 E Ulithi
45/02/10 departed Ulithi for Japan
45/02/11 58.2 - DesDiv105 detached to TG 58.8
45/02/12 58.2 - DesDiv105 rejoined from TG 58.8
45/02/13 refuel from TG 50.8
58.3 400 Miles NE of Luzon (20-58 N 148-43 E)
45/02/14 refuel from TG 50.8 - Indianapolis joined
45/02/15 sinking guardboats Choyo Maru #3 (30-00N, 141-00E), Santoku Maru #2 (30-00N, 143-00E) off southern Japan 58.2 - DesDiv105 detached to TG 58.8
58.3 SE of Tokyo (29-50 N 146-24 E)
58.4 - refuel - Ingraham II and Barton II damaged in collision off Iwojima (31-45N, 141-54E)
58.8 formed from 4 DesDivs to make screen ahead of TF 58 main forces
45/02/16 strike Tokio area - start operation "JAMBOREE"
58.3 125 Miles SE of Toyko (34-16N, 141-40E)
45/02/17 strike Tokio, Jokohama - Tachikawa motor factory, Kasumigaura
58.2 - DesDiv105 rejoined from TG 58.8
58.3 - Haynsworth sinking guardboat Nanshin Maru #36 SW of Mikimoto light, PC Wafu Maru off Omaezaki light
1330 relieved towards Iwojima
58.8 dissolved ??
45/02/18 off Iwojima, strike Cicijima
sinking PG Hiyoshi Maru #2 at Futami, Chichijima (27-05N, 142-11E)
58.3 75 Miles NW of Iwo Jima (29-44 N 140-29 E): DDs fight with picket boats - damaged Waldron (29-27N, 141-34E), Dortch (30-01N, 141-45E) Dortch sinking PC Ajukawa Maru NW of Iwojima (27-35N, 121-16E)
58.4 - Washington and Hailey damaged in collision
58.4 - Barton II, Ingraham II and Moale sinking guardboats Nanshin M. #35 W of Torishima (30-00N, 137-30E), Kjowa Maru #3 S of Honshu (31-00N, 137-30E), Fukuici Maru #5 off Torishima (30-00N, 141-00E)
45/02/19 D-Day Iwojima
58.? shell Iwojima - Indianapolis damaged in collision with AE Shasta off Iwojima, John W. Weeks damaged by shore battery off Iwojima (25-32N, 141-01E)
strike Iwojima, Cicijima, Hahajima , Tokio - Pritchett transferred to TU 52.2.5
58.1, 58.4 refuel
45/02/20 strike Iwojima
58.2 Uhlmann disjoined to Ulithi, San Francisco, Boston + DesDiv106 detached to join TU 54.1.18
58.3 refuel 75 Miles W of Iwo Jima (25-14 N 140-00 E) - CruDiv17 detached to join TU 54.1.18
58.4 - Biloxi damaged by friendly fire off Iwojima (25-47N, 141-15E)
45/02/21 strike Tokio
58.3 75 Miles W of Iwo Jima (25-14 N 140-00 E) - strike Cicijima, Hahajima
58.4 - Langley II damaged by bomb 58.5 dissolved - Saratoga, McGowan, Melvin and McNair assigned to TF 52 as TU 52.2.4
45/02/22 58.3 strike Iwojima
58.12 created
45/02/23 refuel 200 Miles E of Iwo Jima (25-32N, 145-03E), then departed for strikes on Japan
58.2 - Enterprise with escort detached to reformed TG 58.5
58.12 dissolved
45/02/24 strike Tokio
58.2 - DesDiv105 detached to TG 58.8
58.8 created
45/02/25 strike Tokio
Hazelwood and Murray sinking guardboats Fuji M. #1, Koki M. (31-06N, 141-00E) and Seiun M. #5 off Tori Jima (31-00N, 141-00E)
58.1 - Harrison damaged by storm S of Honshu (33-00N, 141-00E)
58.3 175 Miles SE of Tokyo (30-07 N 142-40E)
45/02/26 strike Tokio, Hacino Is., Nagoja
Stockham sinking patrol craft off Tori Shima
San Francisco, Colahan, Halsey Powell, Benham II, John W. Weeks, Stephen Potter, Preston II. damaged in storm off Iwojima
58.3 - Pasadena damaged by gunfire from guardboat S of Honshu (31-20N, 141-15E)
58.4 - Porterfield damaged by gunfire from guardboat S of Honshu (33-10N, 143-30E)
58.5 strike Cicijima
45/02/27 refueled 100 miles SW of Iwo Jima (23-08N, 140-41E)
58.2 - San Jacinto damaged in collision with AO Merrimack off Iwojima (23-00N, 139-00E); San Francisco, Benham II, Colahan, Halsey Powell, Stephen Potter detached to TG 58.4
58.3 - Waldron rejoined
58.4 departed to Ulithi
45/02/28 58.2, 58.3 refuel
58.4 - Laffey II detached to deliver mail and photos to CinCPac at Guam
45/03/01 strike + reconnaissance Okinawa
sinking:
- off Naha, Okinawa (26-17N, 127-35E): Manazuru, PG Chohakusan Maru, AK Ryukyu Maru
- off Ishigaki Jima (24-23N, 124-12E): CM Tsubame
- in Kuji Bay (28-10N, 129-05E): supply ship Kinezaki and AK Hoshi Maru #11
- off Miyako Retto (24-46N, 125-30E): AP Toyosaka Maru
- off Okinawa: AK Kinzan Maru
- off Miyako Jima: AK Taiken Maru
- off Naze: Luzon Maru
- off Amami-O-Shima: AK Kiku Maru

damaging:
- off Ishigaki Jima (24-23N, 124-12E): escort destroyer Fukue and AM Nuwajima
- off Amami-O-Shima: Tomozuru, AM Seki Maru
- off Ishikiri, Suwanose Island: PC Ch-49

sinking s/s Dosei Maru and Otsu Maru by guns in Kuji Bay off Miyako Jima 58.1.? - shell Okino Daito Shima
58.3 75 miles SE of Okinawa (25-43 N 128-56 E)
58.4 arrived Ulithi
45/03/02 departed for Ulithi
58.1 - CruDiv14 + DesRon61 shell Okino Daito Shima
58.3 - DesDiv109 shell Parece Vela Reef in the Philippine Sea
58.4 - Ulithi - Laffey II rejoined
45/03/03 refuel
58.2 - Ringgold damaged by collision with Yarnall
58.5 strike Cicijima, sinking small AK in Higashi Harbor, Hahajima
PM - support units created TF 59 (OTC - ComBatRon2)
45/03/04 back at Ulithi
45/03/05 sinking PC Cha-224 off Mako, Pescadores
45/03/09 58.5 departed Iwojima for Ulithi
45/03/11 58.4 - Laffey II, Barton II, O'Brien transferred to TF 54
45/03/12 58.5 arrived Ulithi

"ICEBERG" - before 45/04/07 PM
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CTF VAdm Marc A. Mitscher
unassigned ships:
CVL Monterey
CA Indianapolis (03/14 - 03/24)
CL St. Louis (03/15??-03/25?), Atlanta II (from 05/12)
DD Buchanan
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
CV Hornet, Bennington, Wasp II(till 03/19)
CVL Belleau Wood, San Jacinto
BB BatDiv8: Massachusetts, Indiana
CA 4: Baltimore, Pittsburgh
CL San Juan, Vincennes II, Vicksburg, Miami (until 04/30?)
DD DesRon25: DesDiv49: John Rodgers/SF,DF, Harrison, McKee, Murray (till 03/31)
DesDiv50: Schroeder (till 03/31), Sigsbee, Dashiell
DesRon53: DesDiv106: Stockham (from 03/15), Wedderburn (from 03/20)
DesRon61: DesDiv121: De Haven II/SF, Mansfield, Lyman K. Swenson, Collett, Maddox II,
DesDiv122: Taussig, Samuel N. Moore, Brush, Blue II
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm Ralph E. Davison
CV Franklin(GF,CVG-5)(till 03/19), Randolph
BB Wisconsin
CA Pittsburgh
CL Santa Fe
DD English (till 03/20)
        DesRon52: DesDiv103: Miller, Owen, The Sullivans (till 03/20), Stephen Potter, Tingey
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hunt, Lewis Hancock, Hickox
DesRon53 DesDiv105: Halsey Powell (till 03/20), Uhlmann (till 03/20)
DesDiv106: Wedderburn, Twining
TU 58.2.9 45/03/19-45/03/24
CB CruDiv16: Alaska, Guam
CA Pittsburgh
CL Santa Fe
DD 3 DesDiv: Twining, Hunt, Wedderburn, English, Waldron (till 03/22)
DesRon52: DesDiv103: Stephen Potter, The Sullivans, Tingey
DesDiv104: Marshall, Hickox
!!! TG 58.2 - 45/03/20 - 45/04/08 D I S J O I N E D !!!


TG 58.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Bunker Hill/FF, Essex/GF, Hancock (until 04/09),
CVL Bataan, Cabot (untill 05/??)
BB South Dakota (till 05/06), Washington, North Carolina
CL Astoria II
CruDiv17: Wilkes-Barre, Springfield, Pasadena
DD The Sullivans (from 04/0?) Tingey (from 04/0?),
DesRon48: DesDiv95: Erben (from 03/15), Walker, Hale, Stembel
DesDiv96: Kidd, Black, Bullard, Chauncey
DesRon62: DesDiv123: Ault, English (from 04/1?), Charles S. Sperry, Waldron (detached 03/19-03/22), Haynsworth (till 04/06)
DesDiv124: Wallace L. Lind, John W. Weeks, Borie, Hank
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm Arthur W. Radford
CV Enterprise (till 03/18 again 04/05-04/08), Intrepid (CVG-10), Yorktown II (CVG-9)
CVL Langley II, Independence
BB Missouri, New Jersey, Wisconsin
CB CruDiv16: Guam, Alaska (detached 03/19-03/22 to TU 58.2.9)
CL CruDiv16: Flint, San Diego
Oakland (04/02-04/10)
DD DesRon47: DesDiv93: Trathen, Heerman, McCord, Hazelwood
DesDiv94: Hailey, Haggard (detached 03/25-04/24, then 04/29), Franks (till 04/02)
DesRon53: DesDiv105: Cushing II/SF (from 03/25), Uhlmann (from 03/20, detached 03/22-04/05), Colahan, Benham II
DesDiv106: Twining (from 03/27)
DesRon54: DesDiv107: Remey/SF,DF, McGowan, Mertz, Melvin, Norman Scott
DesDiv108: McNair (detached 04/27-05/23), McDermut (from 04/03), Monssen II, Wadleigh (from 05/24)
DesRon62: (till 04/06): Haynsworth, Hank, Wallace L. Lind
TU 58.4.9 - detached 45/03/27 to shell Minami Daito Shima
CTU RAdm F.S. Low (ComCruDiv16)
CB CruDiv16: Alaska, Guam
CL CruDiv16: San Diego, Flint
CruDiv17: Pasadena, Wilkes-Barre, Springfield
DD DesRon62: Hank, Wallace L. Lind
Desron47/DesDiv93: Heermann, Trathen
TG 58.7 - Fast Battleship Bombardment Group - FORMED ONLY 45/03/24 & 45/04/19
BB Wisconsin, Missouri
BatDiv6: Washington
BatDiv7: New Jersey
BatDiv8 (RAdm J.F. Shafroth): Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina
BatDiv9: South Dakota
DD 3 DesDiv: Franks
TG 58.8 - Destroyer Scouting Group
DD ?

45/03/11 Ulithi lagoon - Randolph damaged by kami. - (1xFrances) (10-01N, 139-40E)
45/03/13 58.4 - Remey attacking submarine
45/03/14 departed Ulithi for Japan
45/03/15 Stockham joined
58.3 - Erben joined
45/03/16 refuel
58.3 300 miles SW of Iwo Jima (14-44 N 138-56 E)
45/03/17 en route Kjushu
58.3 300 miles SW of Iwo Jima (14-44 N 138-56 E)
45/03/18 E of Kjushu - strikes on Kjushu, Honshu, Shikoku
attacking convoy KATA-504, escorted by corvette #29 and PC Ch-58: damaging AK Kiyo Maru, sinking AP Kenyo Maru and AO Nansei Maru #1
sinking Okinawa-bound auxiliary sailing vessels Kamo Maru and Tenjin Maru off Noma Misaki (31-24N, 130-07E)
sinking PC Yusen Maru #43 45 miles SW of Satamisaki Light
58.1 - Hornet sinking s/s Nansei Maru #1, damaging Tokuho Maru and Asahi Maru in Yamakawa harbor
58.2 strike Kjushu (Kobe, Kure area) - kami.
58.4 - kami.- disabled Intrepid (30-47N, 133-50E), Yorktown II (30-40N, 133-49E), Enterprise (30-50N, 133-42E)
45/03/19 strike Kjushu airfields, Kure & Kobe:
at Kure:
destroying incomplete I-205 in drydock
damaging BB Yamato, Hyuga and Haruna; CV Ikoma, Katsuragi, Ryuho, Amagi, Hosho; CVE Kaiyo; CA Tone; CL Oyodo; SS I-400, RO-67; PC Cha-229;
at Osaka: damaging DE Kaki

58.2 kami - disabled Wasp (32-16N, 134-05E), Franklin (32-01N, 133-57E) -> departed for P.H.
58.2.9 created - cover Franklin's retreat
58.3 100 miles E of Kyushu (32-10 N 134-22 E) - Essex damaged by friendly fire (32-10N, 134-20E)
45/03/20 CAP over Kjushu
sinking guardboat Kochi Maru #1 E of Hosnhu
58.2 cover Franklin - kami.-damaged Halsey Powell (30-27N, 134-28E) - retired to Ulithi escorted by The Sullivans
58.2 D I S J O I N E D
58.4 refuel - Enterprise damaged by friendly fire (30-01N, 134-30E)
45/03/21 kami.(Ohka)
58.3 300 miles S of Kyushu
45/03/22 refuel 600 miles from Kyushu, photoreconnaissance Okinawa (Bunker Hill, Hornet)
45/03/23 start with daily strikes on Okinawa - 13 CV-L
- 25 miles NW of Okinawa (30-23N, 128-40E): sinking AK Kachosan Maru
- off Sotsukozaki: sinking AK Yamato Maru #19, one midget submarine and damaging another, damaging corvette #29 and PC Ch-58
58.3 80 miles SE of Okinawa Jima (25-15 N 128-50 E) -
58.4 - Haggard sinking RO-41 (ramming) > damaged SE of Okinawa (22-57'N., 132-19'E.)
45/03/24 strike Okinawa, CAP over TG 52.3
sinking AK Seizan Maru and s/s Sanko Maru (29-15N, 125-13E) and Kobe Maru (30-00N, 126-30E)
58.1 - completed destruction of convoy KANA-304: sinking Tomozuru, corvette #68, AM Chitose Maru, Shonan Maru #16, AK Koshu Maru, Soka Maru, Kaijo Maru Tsukushi Maru #3 about 200 miles northwest of Okinawa (28-25N, 124-32E)
58.2.9 - arrived Ulithi - disjoined
58.3 60 miles SE of Okinawa Jima (25-44 N 128-40 E)
59.7 detached only for this day - shell Okinawa
Indianapolis detached into TG 50.1
45/03/25 strike Okinawa
sinking AK Okinoyama Maru #5, Chokai Maru near Naha, Okinawa (26-13N, 127-39E)
58.3, 58.4 refuel 200 miles S of Okinawa
45/03/26 strike Okinawa - Murray damaged by dive bomber (26-20N, 129-46E)
sinking PC Nisui Maru E of Fuku Jima, and AK Daia Maru (previously damaged on 1 March) in Kuji Bay, Ryukyus (20-13N, 127-16E) 58.3 75 miles NE of Okinawa
45/03/27 strike Okinawa
sinking guardboats Choun Maru #13, Yusen Maru #27 and AK Suma Maru #28 in Kuchinoerabu Bay, Osumi-Gunto (30-30N, 130-05E) and Myojin Maru #12 west of Tori Jima (30-00N, 139-30E)
58.3 - Essex damaged by operational casualty off Okinawa (25-10N, 132-05E)
58.4.9 shell Minami Daito Shima
45/03/28 strike Okinawa, Kjushu
58.1 sail N against IJN /false alarm/ - Hornet II sinking corvette #33 18 nm SE of Mijazaki, Kjushu (31-45N, 131-45E)
58.3 strike Minami Daito Shima, refuel 200 miles E of Okinawa Jima (25-00 N 131-50 E)
58.4 refuel
45/03/29 strike Kjushu, search for Jap fleet reported off Kyushu on route to Sasebo
58.1 + 58.3 strike Kagoshima Bay, Kjushu:
sinking: - W of Sata Misaki (31-05N, 130-39E): PC Cha-200
- in Kagoshima Bay: PC Chikuto Maru
- at Kuchinoerabu Jima (30-30N, 130-10E): PC Cha-205
- in Jamagawa Harbor: AK Yusen Maru #5, Ebisu Maru #11, Holin Maru, Genyo Maru, Seizan Maru #8, Koshin Maru #17, Koan Maru #27, Koan Maru #32, Taimokuzan Maru
damaging: - in Yamagawa Harbor: s/s Yamato Maru #3
58.3 125 miles S of Kyushu (29-16 N 131-54 E)
45/03/30 strike Okinawa
58.3 75 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-13 N 129-34 E)
45/03/31 strike Okinawa
Murray, Schroeder disjoined
45/04/01 D-Day Okinawa - Carrier Support
58.3 60 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-41 N 129-23 E)
45/04/02 Oakland joined
58.3 refuel 300 miles SE of Okinawa Jima (23-18 N 132-01 E):
      - Borie and Essex collided 200 nm SE of Okinawa (23-36N, 131-40E)
58.4 - 120 nm ESE of Okinawa - Franks and New Jersey damaged in collsion (25-49N, 130-01E) - Franks detached for repairs
58.4 - sinking corvette #186, APA T-17, LST T-145, damaging PC Ch-49, LST T-146 off Amami-Oshima (28-07N, 129-09E)
45/04/03 strike Okinawa
sinking guardboat Taijin Maru #1, damaging guardboat Hosei Maru #2 225 nm SSE of Shionomisaki, Honshu (30-00N, 137-30E)
sinking AK Imari Maru 35 nm WNW of Fukuoka, Kjushu (33-45N, 129-42E)
corvette #32 is damaged 170nm ENE of Shanghai (31-51N, 124-47E)
58.3 60 to 100 miles E of Okinawa Jima ( 26-38 N 130-02 E)
58.4 - McDermut joined
45/04/04 strike Okinawa
Norman Scott damaged in collision with AO Cimarron 170 nm SSE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (23-46N, 129-25E)
45/04/05 Refuel
58.3 150 miles SE of Okinawa Jima (23-36 N 128-50 E)
58.4 - Enterprise rejoined
45/04/06 strike Okinawa, attacked by kamikaze:
58.1 San Jacinto damaged by kamikaze 105 nm NE of Nakagusuku Wan, Okinawa (26-46N, 129-43E), Harrison damged by friendly fire 95 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (27-05N, 129-22E), Taussig by near-misses of bombs 25 nm NE of N tip of Okinawa (27-07N, 128-39E)
58.2 refuel
58.3 60 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-42 N 129-28 E) - strike Minami Daito Shima:
North Carolina damaged by friendly fire 95 nm NE of Nakagusuku Wan, Okinawa (26-41N, 129-32E), Pasadena damaged by friendly fire 80 nm NE of Nakagusuku Wan, Okinawa (27-00N, 129-00E)
58.4 Haynsworth damaged by kami 100 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-55N, 129-29E)
45/04/07 strike Okinawa
attacking Jamato force:
sinking :
- Jamato, Jahagi, Isokaze and Hamakaze 150 nm SW of Nagasaki (30-40N, 128-03E)
- Asashimo 140 nm SW of Nagasaki (31-00N, 128-00E)
- Kasumi 145 nm SW of Nagasaki (30-57N, 127-57E)

58.3 80 miles E of Okinawa Jima (27-08 N 129-46 E) attacked by kami.
- damaged Hancock 125 nm NE of Nakagusuku Wan, Okinawa (27-00N, 130-00E)
58.4 provide air cover to Okinawa

"ICEBERG" - after 45/04/07 PM
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CTF VAdm Marc A. Mitscher
TG 58.1
CTG RAdm Joseph J. Clark
CV Hornet, Bennington
CVL Belleau Wood, San Jacinto
BB Massachusetts, Indiana, Alabama (from 05/09)
CA Pittsburgh (from 04/16)
CruDiv10: Quincy II/DF
CL San Juan, Vincennes II, Vicksburg, Miami
Duluth(from 05/27)
DD ?Blue II?
DesRon25: DesDiv49: John Rodgers/SF,DF, Harrison, McKee
DesDiv50: Sigsbee, Dashiell, Schroeder (from 05/12)
DesRon53: DesDiv106: Twining (from 05/04), Stockham, Wedderburn
DesRon61: Lyman K. Swenson
DesDiv121: Brush
DesDiv122: Mansfield, Taussig
TG 58.2
CTG RAdm Ralph E. Davison
CV Enterprise (04/18-04/10), Randolph
CVL Independence
BB Washington, North Carolina
CA-L Santa Fe, Pittsburgh
DD Halsey Powell, Twining, Hunt, Marshall, Uhlmann, English
DesRon52: Miller, Owen, The Sullivans, Stephen Potter, Tingey, Hickox
TG 58.2 45/04/16   D I S J O I N E D
TG 58.3
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman (ComCarDiv1)
TU 58.3.1 - Carrier Unit
CTU RAdm Frederic C. Sherman (ComCarDiv1)
CV Bunker Hill/FF (till 05/11), Essex/GF
Randolph(from 04/16, FF from 05/14) (CVG-12), Enterprise (04/10-04/14, 05/06-05/16, FF 05/11 - 05/14)
CVL Bataan (detached 04/17-04/26), Langley (05/10-05/11), Monterey (05/12-05/28)
TU 58.3.2 - Heavy Support Unit
CTU VAdm Willis Augustus Lee
BB South Dakota/UF (till 05/11), New Jersey (till 04/14)
Washington (from 04/15), North Carolina (04/15-04/27), Missouri (05/05-05/07), Alabama (from 05/12)
TU 58.3.3 - Light Support Unit
CTU RAdm J.C. Jones (ComCruDiv17)
CL Oakland(from 04/10)
CruDiv17: Wilkes-Barre, Springfield, Pasadena, Astoria II
TU 58.3.4 - Screen
Cap J.P. Womble (ComDesRon?)
DD DesRon48: DesRon95: Erben, Stembel (detached 04/09-04/21), Hale
DesRon96: Kidd, Black, Bullard, Chauncey (detached 04/30-04/31)
DesRon52: (from 04/17):
DesDiv103: The Sullivans, Miller, Owen, Stephen Potter, Tingey
DesDiv104: Hunt, Marshall, Lewis Hancock
DesRon62: DesDiv123: Ault, English, Charles S. Sperry, Waldron (detached 03/19-03/22), Haynsworth (04/06-04/09)
DesDiv124: John W. Weeks, Wallace L. Lind, Borie, Hank
TG 58.3.10 04/09 - 04/11
CV Hancock
CVL Cabot
DD Stembel, Haynsworth
TG 58.4
CTG RAdm Arthur W. Radford
CV Intrepid (CVG-10), Yorktown II (CVG-9)
Enterprise (from 04/10), Shangri La(from 04/24, FF from 05/18), Ticonderoga (CVG-87 - from 05/22)
CVL Langley II, Independence(from 04/16)
BB Missouri (till 05/05), Wisconsin
Iowa(from 04/24), New Jersey(04/16- 4/19)
CB CruDiv16: Guam, Alaska (detached 03/19-03/22 to TU 58.2.9)
CL San Diego, Oakland (04/02-04/10), Flint (from 04/16)
DD Chauncey (04/30-04/31)
DesRon47: DesDiv93: Trathen, McCord, Heermann
DesDiv94: Haggard (from 04/24, detached 04/29), Hailey
Desron53: Cushing II/SF
DesDiv106: Twining, Uhlmann
DesRon54: DesDiv107: Remey/SF, McGowan, Melvin, Mertz
DesDiv108: McDermut, McNair (till 04/27), Monssen II, Wadleigh (from 05/24)

45/04/08 repaired Randolph rejoined -> 58.2 R E B U I L D
strike Okinawa
58.3 70 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-26 N 129-18 E)
45/04/09 58.3 refuel 350 miles E of Okinawa
58.3.10 detached to Ulithi for repairs
58.4 SE Okinawa - Mertz + Monssen sinking/share 130 nm E of Nakagusuku Wan, Okinawa (26-09N, 130-21E)
45/04/10 58.3 strike Amamishima
58.4 - Oakland transferred to 58.3
45/04/11 58.1 refuel
58.3 100 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-58 N 130-56 E) - strike Amamishima, attacked by kamikaze:
damaged:
- Missouri, Bullard and Kidd 115 nm E of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-00N, 130-00E)
- Essex damaged by bomb 150 nm ENE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-50N, 130-30E)
- Hale damaged by bomb 115 nm E of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-00N, 130-00E) (disjoined for repairs), Hank damaged by strafing (27-00N, 130-00E)
58.3.10 arrived Ulithi - disjoined
58.4 attacked by kamikaze:
- Enterprise disabled 15 nm SE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-00N, 128-00E) - (disjoined for repairs)
- Trathen damaged by friendly fire 145 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (27-13N, 130-15E)
45/04/12 58.3 strike Amamishima, Tokunoshima, Kikaishima
58.4 kami - damaged Remey
45/04/13 58.1 kami.-damaged Sigsbee (27-15N, 130-25E)
58.3 strike Amamishima, Tokunoshima
45/04/14 58.1 - Sigsbee and Dashiell damaged by kamikaze 150 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (27-15N, 130-25E)
58.3 refuel 300 miles E of Okinawa (24-14 N 133-06 E)
45/04/15 58.1, 58.2, 58.3 strike S Kjushu
58.4 refuel
45/04/16 58.1, 58.3 - strike Kjushu
58.2 refuel - D I S J O I N E D
58.3 attacked by kami.
58.4 strike Kjushu - kami.- damaged Intrepid 200 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (27-37N, 131-14E), Missouri 115 nm E of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-00N, 130-00E), McDermut damaged by friendly fire 150 nm NE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (27-30N, 130-20E)
45/04/17 strike Kjushu, Intrepid retired
Benham II damaged by kamikaze and friendly fire 290 nm SE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (24-01N, 132-32E) 58.3 kami - damaged Bataan
45/04/18 58.3 refuel 325 miles E off Okinawa (25-39 N 128-30 E)
58.4 Mertz, McCord, Collett, Uhlmann, Heermann, Bataan shared for sunk I-56 150 nm E of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-42N, 130-38E)
45/04/19 strike Okinawa
58.7 - shell Okinawa
45/04/20 strike Okinawa
45/04/21 strike Okinawa
58.1 - San Juan + DesRon61 shell Minami Daito Shima
45/04/22 strike Okinawa
45/04/23 58.3 refuel 225 miles E of Okinawa (24-56 N 131-30 E)
45/04/24 strike Okinawa
58.4 - refuel - Shangri-La joined
45/04/25 strike Okinawa
45/04/26 strike Okinawa
45/04/27 58.1 departed for Ulithi
58.3 refuel 200 miles E of Okinawa (24-56 N 131-17 E)
45/04/28 strike Okinawa 58.3 100 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-29 N 130-02 E)
45/04/29 strike Okinawa
kami.- disabled Haggard (27-01N, 129-40E), Hazelwood (27-02N, 129-59E)
58.3 attacked by kami
58.4 attacked by kami
45/04/30 58.1 arrived Ulithi
58.3 strike Okinawa - Chauncey detached to TG 58.4
45/05/01 58.3 refuel 250 miles E of Okinawa (23-12 N 131-24 E) - Chauncey rejoined
45/05/02 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/03 58.3 325 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-37 N 129-34 E) - strike Okinawa
58.4 off Okinawa
45/05/04 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/05 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/06 58.3 refuel 250 miles SE of Okinawa (23-58 N 131-29 E) - Enterprise joined, South Dakota damaged by explosion while loading ammunition (26-30N, 129-30E) -> retreat to Guam
58.4 - Trathen rejoined
45/05/07 58.3 125 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-14 N 129-18 E) - strike Okinawa
45/05/08 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/09 Alabama, Monterey joined
58.1 departed Ulithi 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/10 58.3 refuel 250 miles SE of Okinawa (23-59 N 131-34 E) - CruDiv17+DDs shell Minami Daito Shima
45/05/11 58.3 75 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-04 N 120-02 E) - strike Okinawa/Kjushu kami. - disabled Bunker Hill (25-44N, 129-28E)
58.4 departed for Ulithi
45/05/12 4 CV, 4 CVL -
strike Okinawa/Kjushu
58.1 rejoined from Ulithi - Schroeder rejoined
58.3 60 miles E of Okinawa Jima (25-53 N 129-51 E) - strike Okinawa
58.4 departed to Ulithi
45/05/13 strike Kjushu
58.3: Enterprise night strike Kjushu, Bataan damaged by strafing (30-30N, 132-30E)
45/05/14 58.3: Enterprise night strike Kjushu/Shikoku- disabled by kami 110 nm SE of Mijazaki, Kjushu (30-23N, 132-36E)
58.4 arrived Ulithi - Langley II disjoined for overhaul
45/05/15 Randolph new FF
58.3 refuel 200 miles E of Okinawa (24-03 N 130-03 E)
45/05/16 58.3 refuel - Enterprise disjoined for repairs
45/05/17 Vincennes II, Vicksburg detached to TF 54??
58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/18 58.3 strike Okinawa
58.4 - Shangri-La new FF
45/05/19 58.3 refuel 200 miles E of Okinawa (22-11 N 130-32 E)
45/05/20 58.3 80 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-16 N 129-14 E) - strike Okinawa - support troops in Shuri Castle area
45/05/21 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/22 58.1 - Bennington and Hornet II sinking PC Ch-37, Ch-58 and LST T-173 SW of Kjsuhu between Sasebo and Oshima (29-45N, 129-10E) 58.3 strike Okinawa
58.4 - Ulithi - Ticonderoga joined
45/05/23 58.3 refuel 150 miles E of Okinawa (24-58 N 130-48 E)
45/05/24 strike Kjushu/Okinawa
58.3 80 miles E of Okinawa Jima (26-32 N 129-26 E) - strike Okinawa
58.4 departed Ulithi
45/05/25 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/26 58.3 strike Okinawa
45/05/27 58.3 refuel 200 miles S of Okinawa (22-49 N 129-10 E)
58.4 arrived from Ulithi
45/05/28 58.3 strike Okinawa
TF 58 > TF 38

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