Diagram, Task Organization, Central Pacific Force, November 1943
Diagram, Task Force 50
Task Organization, Task Force 53
Diagram, Task Force 57
Task Force 53
TRANSPORT GROUP 41
Capt. H.B. Knowles, USN
TransDiv 4 CT 2 (2d Marines) APA Zeilin LT 2/2 (2d Bn., 2d Marines) APA Heywood LT 2/8 (2d Bn., 8th Marines) APA Middleton LT 3/2 (3d Bn., 2d Marines) APA Biddle LT Hq/2d Marines APA Lee LT 1/2 (1st Bn., 2d Marines) AKA Thuban Detachments CT 8 TransDiv 18 CT 8 (8th Marines) APA Monrovia LT 3/8 (3d Bn., 8th Marines) APA Sheridan LT 1/8 (1st Bn., 8th Marines) APA La Salle Division Troops APA Doyen Division Troops AKA Virgo Detachments CT 8 LSD Ashland2 Medium Tanks TransDiv 6 CT 6 (6th Marines) APA Harris LT 3/6 (3d Bn., 6th Marines) APA Bell LT 2/6 (2d Bn., 6th Marines) APA Ormsby LT Hq/6th Marines APA Feland LT 1/6 (1st Bn., 6th Marines) AKA Bellatrix Detachments CT 6
Task Group 53.4
Rear Adm. H.F. Kingman
Fire Support Section 1: Tennessee BB 43 Mobile CL 63 Birmingham CL 62 Bailey DD 492 Frazer DD 607 Fire Support Section 2: Maryland BB 46 Santa Fe CL 60 Gansevoort DD 608 Meade DD 602 Fire Support Section 3: Colorado BB 45 Portland CA 33 Anderson DD 411 Russell DD 414 Fire Support Section 4: Ringgold DD 500 Dashiell DD 659 Fire Support Section 5: Indianapolis CA 35 Schroeder DD 501
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1. From 2d Marine Division Special Action Report, Tarawa, p. 1.
2. Joined the transport group at Vila Harbor, Efate.