Appendix A
Tactical Units of Northern Troops and Landing Force on Saipan

Total Strength 66,779
Unit: Estimated Strength:
Northern Troops and Landing Force Troops 2,296
    Lt. Gen. Holland M. Smith, USMC (to 12 July 1944)  
  Headquarters and Service Battalion, V Amphibious Corps (less detachments)  
  Signal Battalion, V Amphibious Corps (less detachments)  
  Motor Transport Company, V Amphibious Corps (less detachments)  
  Headquarters, Provisional Engineer Group, V Amphibious Corps  
  Headquarters, Provisional LVT Group, V Amphibious Corps  
  7th Field Depot (less detaehments) (reinforced)  
  Medical Battalion, V Amphibious Corps  
  31st Field Hospital  
  2d Provisional Portable Surgical Hospital  
  3d Provisional Portable Surgical Hospital  
  Air Warning Squadron 5 (less detachments)  
  Detachment, 680th Air Warning Company  
  Detachment, 726th Air Warning Company  
  Detachment, 763d Air Warning Company  
  Detachment, Company C, 101st Signal Battalion  
  Mobile Communication Unit, Central Pacific  
  Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion, V Amphibious Corps (less detachments)  
2d Marine Division 21,746
  Maj. Gen. Thomas E. Watson, USMC  
  Headquarters Battalion  
  Tank Battalion  
  Service Battalion  
  Motor Transport Battalion  
  Medical Battalion  
  2d Marines (less 1 battalion)  
  6th Marines  
  8th Marines  
  10th Marines (artillery)  
  18th Marines (engineer)  
  Attached Units:  
  2d Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT)  
  1st Battalion, 29th Marines (reinforced)  
  1st Amphibious Truck Company  
  18th Naval Construction Battalion  
  2d Joint Assault Signal Company (JASCO)  
  2d 155-mm Artillery Battalion  
  715th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT(A))  


Unit: Estimated Strength:
    5th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT)  
  2d Provisional Rocket Detachment  
4th Marine Division 21,618
  Maj. Gen. Harry Schmidt, USMC (to 12 July)  
  Headquarters Battalion  
  Tank Battalion  
  Service Battalion  
  Motor Transport Battalion  
  Medical Battalion  
  23d Marines  
  24th Marines  
  25th Marines  
  14th Marines (artillery)  
  20th Marines (engineer)  
  Attached Units:  
  708th Amphibious Tank Battalion (LVT(A)) (Army)  
  10th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT) (less Company A and plus Company C, 11th Amphibious Tractor Battalion)  
  773d Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT) (Army)  
  534th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (LVT) (Army)  
  1st JASCO  
  121st Naval Construction Battalion  
  2d Amphibious Truck Company  
  311th Port Company (Army)  
  539th Port Company (Army)  
  4th 105-mm. Artillery Battalion (howitzer) (V Amphibious Corps)  
  1st Provisional Rocket Detachment  
  Detachment, Air Warning Squadron 5  
  Detachment, 7th Field Depot  
1st Battalion, 2d Marines (reinforced) 1,084
  1st Battalion, 2d Marines  
  Company A, Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion,V Amphibious Corps  
XXIV Corps Artillery 2,682
  Brig. Gen. Arthur M. Harper, USA  
  Headquarters and Headquarters Battery  
  1st Provisional Gun Group (155-mm. gun, Army)  
  2d Battalion, 55th Coast Artillery  
  32d Coast Artillery Gun Battalion  
  225th Field Artillery Howitzer Group (155-mm. howitzer)  
  145th Field Artillery Battalion  
  225th Field Artillery Battalion  
  477th Amphibious Truck Company  
Provisional Antiaircraft Artillery Group 949
  864th Aircraft Warning Antiaircraft Battalion (less detachments)  
  Battery A, 751st Antiaircraft Battalion  
  Battery B, 751st Antiaircraft Battalion  
27th Infantry Division 16,404
  Maj. Gen. Ralph C. Smith, USA  
  Headquarters, 27th Infantry Division  
  Headquarters, Special Troops  


Unit: Estimated Strength:
  Headquarters Company  
  Military Police Platoon  
  27th Division Band  
  27th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop  
  727th Ordnance Company  
  27th Quartermaster Company  
  105th Infantry  
  106th Infantry  
  165th Infantry  
  Headquarters, 27th Division Artillery  
  104th Field Artillery Battalion  
  105th Field Artillery Battalion  
  106th Field Artillery Battalion  
  249th Field Artillery Battalion  
  102d Engineer Battalion  
  102d Medical Battalion  
  Attached Units:  
    38th Field Hospital  
  98th Portable Surgical Hospital  
  295th JASCO 762d Tank Battalion  
  766th Tank Battalion  
  1165th Engineer Group headquarters  
  34th Engineer Battalion  
  152d Engineer Battalion  
  1341st Engineer Battalion  
  94th Bomb Disposal Squad  
  95th Bomb Disposal Squad  
  88th Chemical Battalion  
  604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company  
  Detachment, 534th Amphibious Tractor Battalion  

Source: TF 56 Rpt FORAGER, Incl C, G-3 Rpt, pp. 8-9; NTLF Rpt Marianas, Phase 1, Incl C, G-1 Rpt, pp. 2-5; 4th Marine Div Opns Rpt Saipan, pp. 3-4.


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