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244th CA (AA)

August 18 2011 at 2:56 AM
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Response to 3rd Battalion, 244th Coast Artillery in COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL


Great tread and information: FYI-information taken from the USS President Adams representing Task Group (TG) 62.6 movement form Noumea New Caledonia to Guadalcanal (Jan 1-4, 1943). You will note a sister unit from the 244th CA (AA) was aboard-Battery H, 244th CA (AA):

On 1st January, under Secrete Operations Orders A26-42, Task Group (TG) 62.6 was formed to transport reinforcements to Guadalcanal. Captain Reifsnider was in command of the five transports: USS President Jackson (flag ship), USS President Adams, USS President Hayes and USS Crescent City, USS Hunter Liggett (flag ship), USS Libra and USAT (Frederick) Funston. The Task Group was escorted by the destroyers: USS Grayson (flag ship), USS Gransevoort, USS Russell, USS Hughes and USS Frazier, USS Hovey and USS Manley. (27. p. 2 "President Adams")

Colonel Gilder D. Jackson will oversee the Sixth Marines, Reinforced disembarking and Lieutenant Colonel Landers will oversee disembarking: the 221st Field Artillery Battalion; 25th Division Third Echelon; Battery F, 214th Coast Artillery 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, and miscellaneous Naval Personnel to Guadalcanal. (27. p. 2;"President Adams")
I may have posted this before but will add this info to this tread for convenience.

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