1st Marine Aircraft Wing2 Commanding General MajGen Ralph J. Mitchell
MajGen Louis E. Woods (5 June-1 day)
Col Harold C. Major (from 6 June 1945)
BrigGen Lewie G. Merritt (from 10 June 1945)
MajGen Claude A. Larkin (from 11 August 1945)
Ass't Wing Commander BrigGen Claude A. Larkin Chief of Staff Col Stanley E. Ridderhof W-1 LtCol Carl L. Jolly W-2 Capt William H. Powell W-3 Col Frank H. Schwable W-4 LtCol Otto E. Bartoe
Marine Aircraft Group 123
Commanding Officer Col William A. Willis
Col Verne J. McCaul (from 27 Feb 1945)
Executive Officer LtCol John L. Winston S-1 Maj James C. Lewis S-2 Capt John H. Pratt S-3 LtCol Frederick F. Leek S-4 Maj Samuel S. Logan
Marine Fighting Squadron 115, MAG-123
Commanding Officer Maj John H. King, Jr.
Maj John S. Payne (from 30 May 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Jacob A. O. Stub S-3 Capt Rolfe F. Blanchard
Marine Fighting Squadron 211, MAG-123
Commanding Officer Maj Stan. J. Witomski
Maj Philip B. May (from 31 January 1945)
Maj Angus F. Davis (from 21 March 1945)
Executive Officer Capt Roger A. Haberman S-3 Capt Louis W. Rancourt
Marine Fighting Squadron 218, MAG-123
Commanding Officer Maj R. T. Kingsbury, III
Maj John M. Massey (from 22 January 1945)
Executive Officer Capt Gordon E. Barto S-3 Capt Oscar M. Bate, Jr.
Marine Fighting Squadron 313, MAG-123
Commanding Officer Maj Joe H. McGlothlin, Jr. Executive Officer Maj Theodore Olsen S-3 Capt Jay E. McDonald
Marine Night Fighting Squadron 541, MAG-11, 2d MAW3
Commanding Officer LtCol Peter D. Lambrecht Executive Officer Maj Norman L. Mitchell S-3 Capt Harlin Morrison, Jr.
Marine Aircraft Group 144 Commanding Officer Col Zebulon C. Hopkins
Col Ed. A. Montgomery (from 18 May 1945)
Executive Officer LtCol Carl W. Nelson S-1 Capt Thomas E. Cowell, Jr. S-2 Capt Charles C. Lee S-3 LtCol Curtis E. Smith S-4 Maj Donald S. Bush
Marine Fighting Squadron 212, MAG-144
Commanding Officer Maj Quinton R. Johns
Maj John P. McMahon (from 28 April 1945)
Executive Officer Capt John C. Roach S-3 Capt Joseph T. Allard
Marine Fighting Squadron 222, MAG-144
Commanding Officer Maj Roy T. Spurlock
Maj Harold A. Harwood (from 28 April 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Gerald Geiger S-3 Capt Clinton L. Goudreau
Marine Fighting Squadron 223, MAG-144
Commanding Officer Maj Robert F. Flaherty
Maj Robert W. Teller (from 25 March 1945)
Maj Howard E. King (from 17 April 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Robert W. Teller S-3 Capt Warren J. Turner
Marine Fighting Squadron 251, MAG-144
Commanding Officer Maj William C. Humberd
Maj William L. Bacheler (from 10 Feb. 1945)
Maj Thomas W. Furlow (from 15 April 1945)
Executive Officer Maj William L. Bacheler S-3 Capt Harold C. Wallace
Marine Aircraft Group 245
Commanding Officer Col Lyle H. Meyer
Col W. E. Sweetser, Jr. (from 1 June 1945)
Col Ed. A. Montgomery (from 10 August 1945)
Executive Officer LtCol John H. Earle, Jr. S-1 2dLt Edward J. Gebhardt S-2 Capt William H. Cohron S-3 LtCol K. B. McCutcheon
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 133, MAG-245
Commanding Officer Maj Lee A. Christoffersen
Maj Floyd Cummings (from 9 March 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Floyd Cummings S-3 Capt Ernest Zalay
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241, MAG-245
Commanding Officer Maj B. B. Manchester, III
Maj Jack L. Brushert (from 20 Feb. 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Jack L. Brushert S-3 Capt Horace C. Baum, Jr.
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 236, MAG-245
Commanding Officer Maj Fred J. Frazer Executive Officer Capt Glen H. Schluckebier S-3 Capt Lorenz H. Goehe
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 341, MAG-246
Commanding Officer Maj C. F. Irwin, Jr.
Maj Robert J. Bear (from 4 May 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Robert J. Bear S-3 Capt John W. Canaan
Air Warning Squadron 3, MAG-246
Commanding Officer Capt Harold W. Swope
Capt Freeman R. Cass (from 2 July 1945)
Executive Officer Capt Ernest C. Dowell
Marine Aircraft Group 325
Commanding Officer Col Clayton C. Jerome
Col Stanley E. Ridderhof (from 4 July 1945)
Executive Officer LtCol John L. Smith S-1 Capt Richard J. Lyttle S-2 Capt James I. Best S-3 LtCol Wallace T. Scott
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 142, MAG-325
Commanding Officer Maj Hoyle R. Burr
Maj James L. Fritsche (from 9 June 1945)
Executive Officer Capt Carl F. Eakin, Jr. S-3 Capt Austin Wiggins, Jr.
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 243, MAG-325
Commanding Officer Maj Joseph W. Kean, Jr. Executive Officer Maj James L. Fritsche S-3 Capt Elton D. Boone, Jr.
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 244, MAG-325
Commanding Officer Maj Vance H. Hudgins Executive Officer Maj John L. Dexter S-3 Capt John L. Blumenstein
Marine Bombing Squadron 611, MAG-327
Commanding Officer LtCol George A. Sarles (KIA 30 May 1945)
Maj Robert R. Davis (from 31 May 1945)
Maj David Horne (from 20 June 1945)
Executive Officer Maj Robert R. Davis S-3 Maj Prescott D. Fagan
Air Warning Squadron 4, MAG328
Commanding Officer Capt Charles T. Porter Executive Officer Capt John M. von Almen
CARRIER BASED MARINE SQUADRONS PARTICIPATING IN STRIKES AGAINST THE PHILIPPINES--USS ESSEX
Marine Fighting Squadron 1219
Commanding Officer LtCol Wm. A. Millington Executive Officer Maj William E. Crowe S-3 Capt Alfred H. Agan
Marine Fighting Squadron 213
Commanding Officer (forward echelon) Maj David E. Marshall Executive Officer Maj David E. Marshall S-3 Maj Mitchell L. Parks
1. Changes in commanding officers only are shown. Officers listed in other staff positions are those who originally arrived with the unit in the Philippines. Original entry date of each unit in the Philippines is indicated by footnote as unit is listed.
2. Command and staff as of 20Oct44.
3. Flight echelon arrived Leyte 3Dec44.
4. Arrived Samar 2-12Jan45.
5. Arrived Lingayen Gulf 9-27Jan45.
6. Landed Malabang, Mindanao, 17Apr45.
7. Flight echelon arrived Zamboanga, Mindanao, 30Mar45.
8. Landed Zamboanga, Mindanao, 10Mar45.
9. Carrier-based strikes on Luzon targets 6-7Jan45.
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