(31 January 1944-8 February 1944)
V Amphibious Corps2
Commanding General MajGen Holland M. Smith Chief of Staff BrigGen Graves B. Erskine G-1 LtCol Albert F. Metze G-2 LtCol St. Julien R. Marshall G-3 Col John C. McQueen G-4 Col Raymond E. Knapp G-5 Col Joseph T. Smith
4th Marine Division
Commanding General MajGen Harry Schmidt Asst. Div. Commander BrigGen James L. Underhill Chief of Staff Col William W. Rogers D-1 Col Merton J. Batchelder D-2 Maj Gooderham L. McCormick D-3 Col Walter W. Wensinger D-4 Col William F. Brown
1st Armored Amphibian Battalion
Commander Officer Maj Louis Metzger Executive Officer Capt Richard G. Warga Bn-3 1stLt Thomas M. Crosby
4th Amphibian Tractor Battalion3
Commanding Officer LtCol Clovis C. Coffman
10th Amphibian Tractor Battalion4
Commanding Officer Maj Victor J. Croizat Executive Officer Maj Warren H. Edwards
4th Tank Battalion
Commanding Officer Maj Richard K. Schmidt Executive Officer Capt Francis L. Orgain Bn-3 Capt Leo B. Case
Commanding Officer Col Louis R. Jones Executive Officer LtCol John R. Lanigan R-1 Capt Frank E. Phillips, Jr. R-2 Capt Richard W. Mirick R-3 Maj Edward W. Wells R-4 Capt Henry S. Campbell
Regimental Weapons Company
Commanding Officer Capt George W. E. Daughtry Executive Officer Capt Raymond C. Kraus
1st Battalion, 23d Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Hewin O. Hammond Executive Officer Maj Hollis U. Mustain Bn-3 Capt James R. Miller
2d Battalion, 23d Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Edward J. Dillon Executive Officer Maj Lawrence V. Patterson Bn-3 Capt James W. Sperry
3d Battalion, 23d Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol John J. Cosgrove, Jr. Executive Officer LtCol Ralph Haas Bn-3 Maj Robert J. J. Picardi
Commanding Officer Col Franklin A. Hart Executive Officer LtCol Homer L. Litzenberg, Jr. R-1 Capt Kenneth N. Hilton R-2 Capt Arthur B. Hanson R-3 LtCol Charles D. Roberts R-4 Maj Clyde T. Smith
Regimental Weapons Company
Commanding Officer Maj Richard McCarthy, Jr. Executive Officer Capt Edward J. Schofield
1st Battalion, 24th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Aquilla J. Dyess (KIA 2 February)
Maj Maynard C. Schultz
Executive Officer Maj Maynard C. Schultz (to 2 February) Bn-3 Capt Gene G. Mundy
2d Battalion, 24th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Francis H. Brink Executive Officer LtCol Richard Rothwell Bn-3 Maj Claude M. Cappelmann
3d Battalion, 24th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Austin R. Brunelli Executive Officer Maj John V. V. Veeder Bn-3 Capt Webb D. Sawyer
Commanding Officer Col Samuel C. Cumming Executive Officer LtCol Walter I. Jordan R-1 WO Daniel H. Nelson5 R-2 Capt Charles D. Gray R-3 LtCol William F. Thyson, Jr. R-4 Capt Edward Sherman
Regimental Weapons Company
Commanding Officer Capt James T. Kisgen Executive Officer Capt Thomas H. Rogers
Capt Delbert A. Graham (from 1 February)
1st Battalion, 25th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Clarence J. O'Donnell Executive Officer Maj Michael Davidowitch, Jr. Bn-3 Capt Fenton J. Mee
2d Battalion, 25th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Lewis C. Hudson, Jr. Executive Officer Maj William P. Kaempfer Bn-3 Capt Victor J. Barringer
3d Battalion, 25th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Justice M. Chambers Executive Officer Maj James Taul Bn-3 Maj John H. Jones
Commanding Officer Col Louis G. DeHaven Executive Officer LtCol Randall M. Victory R-1 1stLt Cecil D. Snyder R-2 Capt Harrison L. Rogers R-3 Maj Frederick J. Karch R-4 Maj Richard J. Winsborough
1st Battalion, 14th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Harry J. Zimmer Executive Officer Maj Clifford B. Drake Bn-3 Maj Thomas M. Fry
2d Battalion, 14th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol George B. Wilson, Jr. Executive Officer Maj William McReynolds Bn-3 Capt Ralph W. Boyer, Jr.
3d Battalion, 14th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Robert E. MacFarlane Executive Officer Maj Harvey A. Feehan Bn-3 Maj Donald M. Love, Jr.
4th Battalion, 14th Marines
Commanding Officer Maj Carl A. Youngdale Executive Officer Maj John B. Edgar, Jr. Bn-3 Maj Roland J. Spritzen
Commanding Officer Col Lucian W. Burnham Executive Officer LtCol Nelson K. Brown R-1 Capt Martin M. Calcaterra R-2 Capt Carl A. Sachs R-3 Maj. Melvin D. Henderson R-4 Capt Samuel G. Thompson
1st Battalion, 20th Marines
Commanding Officer Maj Richard G. Ruby Executive Officer Capt George F. Williamson Bn-3 Capt Martin H. Glover
2d Battalion, 20th Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Otto Lessing Executive Officer Maj John H. Partridge Bn-3 Capt George L. Smith
3d Battalion, 20th Marines6
Commanding Officer LtCdr William G. Byrne Executive Officer LtCdr Thomas H. Flinn
15th Defense Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Francis B. Loomis, Jr. Executive Officer LtCol Peter J. Negri Bn-3 Capt Guy L. Wharton
7th Infantry Division
Commanding General MajGen Charles H. Corlett Asst. Commanding General BrigGen Joseph L. Ready Chief of Staff Col LeRoy J. Stewart G-1 LtCol Charles V. Wilson G-2 LtCol Robert G. Fergusson G-3 LtCol George B. Sloan G-4 LtCol David X. Angluin Adjutant General LtCol Arthur J. Salisbury
7th Medical Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Robert J. Kamish Executive Officer Maj Alan B. Eaker S-3 Capt Sidney Cohen
7th Reconnaissance Troop
Commanding Officer Capt Paul B. Gritta
13th Engineer Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Harold K. Howell Executive Officer Capt George G. McCormick S-3 Capt Myrl A. Reaugh
17th Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer Col Wayne C. Zimmerman Executive Officer LtCol William B. Moore S-1 Capt Henry R. Sievers S-2 Maj Harry L. Beatty S-3 Capt James E. Simmons S-4 Capt Paul S. Foster, Jr.
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Albert V. Hartl Executive Officer Maj Maynard L. Weaver S-3 Capt Robert H. Johnson
2d Battalion, 17th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Edward P. Smith Executive Officer Maj Delbert L. Bjork S-3 Capt Robert J. Edwards
3d Battalion, 17th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Lee Wallace Executive Officer Maj Earl W. Nelson S-3 Capt Mervin A. Elliot
32d Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer Col Marc J. Logic Executive Officer LtCol John M. Finn S-1 Capt Jack L. Oliver S-2 Maj Charles F. Manov S-3 Maj Leigh H. Mathias S-4 1stLt Wayne K. Yenni
1st Battalion, 32d Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Ernest H. Bearss Executive Officer Maj Leonard E. Wellendorf S-3 Capt James R. Hurt
2d Battalion, 32d Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Glen A. Nelson Executive Officer Maj Charles A. Whitcomb S-3 Capt Robert E. Goodfellow
3d Battalion, 32d Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Francis T. Pachler Executive Officer Maj James H. Keller S-3 Capt John P. Connor
184th Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer Col Curtis D. O'Sullivan Executive Officer LtCol Merl W. Bremer S-1 Capt Charles J. Simon S-2 Maj Jackson C. Gillis S-3 Maj James K. Bullock S-4 Maj Otto G. Niemann
1st Battalion, 184th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Roy A. Green Executive Officer Maj Cortez A. Kitchen S-3 Capt Clark G. Campbell
2d Battalion, 184th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol Carl H. Aulick Executive Officer Maj Richard W. Robison S-3 Capt John R. Palmer
3d Battalion, 184th Infantry
Commanding Officer LtCol William P. Walker Executive Officer Maj Daniel C. Maybury S-3 Capt Paul L. Smith
Division Artillery Group
Commanding General BrigGen Archibald V. Arnold Executive Officer Col William C. Lucas S-1 Maj Waldo W. Montgomery
S-2 Maj John W. Pritchard S-3 Maj Ara G. Lindley R-4 Maj Waldo W. Montgomery
31st Field Artillery Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Stanley Sawicki Executive Officer Maj Clement B. Harts S-3 Capt Edward L. Smith
48th Field Artillery Battalion
Commanding Officer Maj Harold S. Dillingham Executive Officer Capt Stanley C. Anderson S-3 Maj Ray D. Free
49th Field Artillery Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Francis B. Harrison Executive Officer Maj Jack D. Beck S-3 Maj Carroll Mitchell
57th Field Artillery Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Donald F. Slaughter Executive Officer Maj Stuart M. George S-3 Maj John F. Hanson, Jr.
145th Field Artillery Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol George D. Preston Executive Officer Maj Ralph W. Morgan S-3 Maj George F. Seacat
767th Tank Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol William G. Bray Executive Officer Maj Walter S. Hahn S-3 Capt Joseph L. Lohner
708th Provisional Amphibian Tractor Battalion
Commanding Officer Maj James L. Rogers Executive Officer Maj William Rossing S-3 Capt John D. Kooken
50th Engineer Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Leonard L. Kingsbury Executive Officer Capt George S. Baumgartner S-3 Capt Charles J. Bainum
3d Army Defense Battalion7
Commanding Officer LtCol Ralph W. Oakley
4th Army Defense Battalion8
Commanding Officer Col Clifford R. Jones
(31 January 1944-1 February 1944)
2d Battalion, 106th Infantry9 Commanding Officer LtCol Frederick B. Sheldon Executive Officer Maj Almerin C. O'Hara
1st Defense Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Lewis A. Hohn Executive Officer Maj Jean H. Buckner Bn-3 Capt Charles S. Roberts
V Amphibious Corps Reconnaissance Company
Commanding Officer Capt James L. Jones Executive Officer 1stLt Merwin H. Silverthorn, Jr.
(17 February 1944-24 February 1944)
Tactical Group-1 Commanding General BrigGen Thomas E. Watson S-2 Maj Robert W. Shaw S-3 LtCol Wallace M. Greene, Jr. S-4 Col Robert J. Straub Artillery Officer Maj Joseph L. Stewart Naval Gunfire Officer Maj Ellsworth G. Van Orman
D Company (Scout), 4th Tank Battalion
Commanding Officer Capt Edward L. Katzenbach, Jr. Executive Officer 1stLt James R. Barbour
V Amphibious Corps Reconnaissance Company10
Commanding Officer Col John T. Walker Executive Officer Col Merlin F. Schneider R-1 Capt Curtis G. Callan R-2 Maj Paul H. Bird R-3 LtCol Floyd R. Moore R-4 Capt Roland A. Wright
Regimental Weapons Company
Commanding Officer Maj Theodore M. Sheffield Executive Officer Maj Cecil D. Ferguson
1st Battalion, 22d Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Walfried H. Fromhold Executive Officer Maj Crawford B. Lawton Bn-3 Capt Peter R. Dyer
2d Battalion, 22d Marines
Commanding Officer LtCol Donn C. Hart Executive Officer Maj Robert P. Felker Bn-3 Capt William B. Koren
3d Battalion, 22d Marines
Commanding Officer Maj Clair W. Shisler Executive Officer Maj William E. Sperling, III Bn-3 Capt Leighton M. Clark, (KIA 20 February)
Capt Harry D. Hedrick
2d Separate Pack Howitzer Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Edwin C. Ferguson
Maj Alfred M. Mahoney (from 17 February)
Executive Officer Maj Alfred M. Mahoney
Maj Nathan C. Kingsbury (from 17 February)
Bn-3 Maj Nathan C. Kingsbury
Capt Robert T. Gillespie (from 17 February)
2d Separate Engineer Company
Commanding Officer Maj Paul F. Sackett Executive Officer Capt Frederick G. Bloomfield
2d Separate Medical Company11
Commanding Officer Lt Llewellyn E. Wilson
2d Separate Tank Company
Commanding Officer Capt Harry Calcutt Executive Officer 1stLt Robert Hall
2d Separate Transport Company12
Commanding Officer Maj Joseph A. Meyer
10th Defense Battalion
Commanding Officer LtCol Wallace 0. Thompson Executive Officer LtCol Robert E. Hommel Bn-3 Maj Paul A. Fitzgerald
106th Infantry Regiment
Commanding Officer Col Russell G. Ayers Executive Officer LtCol Joseph J. Farley S-1 Capt George E. White S-2 Capt William A. Foxen S-3 Capt. George H. Temme, Jr. S-4 Capt Jacob Ludwig
1st Battalion, 106th Infantry13
Commanding Officer LtCol Winslow Cornett Executive Officer Maj John M. Nichols
3d Battalion, 106th Infantry14
Commanding Officer LtCol Harold J. Mizony Executive Officer Maj Ernest C. Delear
104th Field Artillery Battalion15
Commanding Officer LtCol Van Nostrand
708th Provisional Amphibian Tractor Battalion16
3d Army Defense Battalion17
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1. Tactical Group-1 was in reserve for the FLINTLOCK Operation. Inasmuch as this unit participated in CATCHPOLE its command and staff organization is listed only under the latter operation.
2. In the case of VAC staff, the officers shown herein occupied their respective billets during the important planning phase of FLINTLOCK, although not all of them accompanied MajGen Holland M. Smith on the Rocky Mount to Kwajalein.
3. Executive Officer and Bn-3 not shown in available records.
4. Bn-3 not shown in available records.
5. WO Nelson was actually assistant R-1 of the 25th Marines. He accompanied the regiment to Kwajalein, however, while Capt Francis A. Norton, R-1, remained with the rear echelon.
6. Bn-3 not shown in available records.
7. Executive Officer and S-3 not shown in available records.
8. Executive Officer and S-3 not shown in available records.
9. S-3 not shown in available records.
10. Command and staff for this unit shown under Majuro Operation.
11. Executive Officer not shown in available records.
12. Executive Officer not shown in available records.
13. S-3 not shown in available records.
14. S-3 not shown in available records.
15. Executive Officer and S-3 not shown in available records.
16. Command and staff for this unit shown under Kwajalein Operation.
17. Command and staff for this unit shown under Kwajalein Operation.