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TF 62.6

October 29 2010 at 1:30 AM
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Bob Burns  (no login)


Response to War Diary for USAT Frederick Funston

 

Hi Nelson: Here is a break down of TF 62.6 I pulled from War Diary's, Admin logs from the President Adams, President Jackson, President Hayes, Crescent City, Libra, Hunter Ligett, but not for Frederick Funston. In a letter I received the FF war diary was not available and the first WD for this ship start in April 24, 1943.

The information below is from the WD of the USS President Adams:

TASK FORCE 62, TASK GROUP 62.6: New Caledonia to Guadalcanal
(January 2, 1943 to January 5, 1943)

Task Organization: Task Group 62.6 - Captain Reifsnider.

(a) Transport Unit No. l (62.6.1) - Captain Kiland.

USS PRESIDENT JACKSON (FLAG)
USS PRESIDENT ADAMS
USS PRESIDENT HAYES
USS CRESCENT CITY

(b) Transport Unit. No2 (62.6.2) - Captain Reifsnider.
USS HUNTER LIGGETT (FLAG)
USS LIBRA
USAT FUNSTON

(c) Landing Unit No. 1 (62.6.3) - Colonel Jackson.
Sixth Marines, Reinforced.

(d) Landing Unit No. 2 (62.6.4) - Lieut. Col. Landers.
221st Field Artillery Battalion.
Third Echelon, 25th Division.
Battery F, 214th Coast Arti11ery Battalion.
Battery H, 244th Coast Artillery Battalion.
Section, Advanced Depot, 7th Medical Supply.
Detachment Co. C, 60th QM Laundry Battalion.
Rear Echelon, Americal Division.
51st Ordnance Co.
Marine Air Depot Squadron.
Naval Construction Battalion Personnel.
Miscellaneous Naval Personnel.

(e) Embarkation Unit No. 1 (62.0.5) - Colonel Sims.
Seventh Marines, Reinforced (JACKSON, ADAMS, HAYES)
Aviation Group, Cub CUE (CRESCENT CITY).



(f) Embarkation Unit No. 2 (62.6.6) -Lt.Comdr. BLUNDER.
Sixth Construction Battalion (HUNTER LIGGETT)

(g) Escort (62.6.7) - Commander BELL.
USS GRAYSON (FLAG)
USS GANSEVOORT
USS RUSSELL
USS HUGHES
USS FRAZIER

 
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  • Funston references - Stan Yucikas on Feb 18, 2011, 8:16 PM
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