Historical Order of Battle for 1944

of the United States Marine Corps

Historical Order of Battle (as at 31.8.1944):

 

Unit

Type

Base

MAWPac

  n/a
Marine Observation Squadron 1   Guadalcanal
Marine Observation Squadron 3   Russell Islands
MAW-1   Torokina, Bougainville
Headquarters Squadron 1   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Fighter Squadron 222   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Bombing Squadron 413   Munda, New Georgia
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 241 Sons of Satan   Munda, New Georgia

MAG-14

  Green Island
Headquarters Squadron-14   Green Island
Service Squadron-14   Green Island
Marine Fighter Squadron 218   Green Island
Marine Bombing Squadron 423   Green Island
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 235   Green Island
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 244 Bombing Banshees   Munda, New Georgia
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 341 Torrid Turtles   Green Island

MAG-24

  Torokina, Bougainville
Headquarters Squadron-24   Torokina, Bougainville
Service Squadron-24   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Fighter Squadron 212   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Fighter Squadron 223   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Fighter Squadron 251   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 133 Flying Eggbeaters   Torokina, Bougainville
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 236 Black Panthers   Torokina, Bougainville

MAG-25

  Noumea and Tontouta, New Caledonia
Headquarters Squadron-25   Noumea and Tontouta, New Caledonia
VMR-152 R4D-1 Torokina/Bougainville
Marine Transport Squadron 153   Torokina, Bougainville
     
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MAW-2   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Headquarters Squadron 2   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Air Warning Squadron 3   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Fighter Squadron 312   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 232   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Bombing Squadron 611   Oahu
Marine Bombing Squadron 612   Oahu

MAG-11

  Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Headquarters Squadron-11   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Service Squadron-11   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Fighter Squadron 114   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
VMF-121 Green Knights F4U Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Fighter Squadron 122   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 541   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 134   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides

MAG-12

  Emirau
Headquarters Squadron-12   Emirau
Service Squadron-12   Emirau
Marine Fighter Squadron 115   Emirau
Marine Fighter Squadron-215   Emirau
Marine Fighter Squadron 211   Guam
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 243   Emirau

MAG-15

  Kwajalein
Headquarters Squadron-15   Kwajalein
Marine Transport Squadron 252   Kwajalein
Marine Transport Squadron 253   Guam
Marine Transport Squadron 353   Kwajalein

MAG-21

  Guam
Headquarters Squadron-21   Guam
Service Squadron-21   Guam
Air Warning Squadron 2   Guam
VMTB-131 Diamondbacks TBM Guam
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 242   Guam
Marine Fighter Squadron 216   Guam
Marine Fighter Squadron 217   Guam
Marine Fighter Squadron 225   Guam
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 534   Guam
Marine Transport Squadron 952   Emirau

MAG-22

  Engebi
Headquarters Squadron-22   Engebi
Service Squadron-22   Engebi
Air Warning Squadron 1   Engebi
Marine Fighter Squadron 113   Engebi
Marine Fighter Squadron 422   Engebi
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 533   Eniwetok
VMSB-151 Ali Baba SBD Engebi

MAG-23

  Midway
Headquarters Squadron-23   Midway
Service Squadron-23   Midway
Marine Fighter Squadron 314   Midway
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron-333   Midway

MAG-31

  Roi-Namur
Headquarters Squadron-31   Roi-Namur
Service Squadron-31   Roi-Namur
Marine Observation Squadron 155   Majuro
VMF-111 Devil Dogs F4U Makin
Marine Fighter Squadron 224   Roi-Namur
Marine Fighter Squadron 311   Roi-Namur
Marine Fighter Squadron 441   Roi-Namur
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 532   Saipan
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 331   Majuro

MAG-33

  Miramar
Headquarters Squadron-33   Miramar
Service Squadron-33   Miramar

MBDAG-43

  El Centro/CA
Headquarters Squadron-43   El Centro/CA
Service Squadron-43   El Centro/CA
Marine Fighter Squadron 461   El Centro/CA
Marine Fighter Squadron 462   El Centro/CA
Marine Fighter Squadron 471   Camp Pendleton
Marine Fighter Squadron 472   El Centro/CA

MBDAG-45

  Santa Barbara
Headquarters Squadron-45   Santa Barbara
Service Squadron-45   Santa Barbara
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 542   Santa Barbara

MAG-61

  Emirau
Headquarters Squadron-61   Emirau
Service Squadron-61   Emirau
Marine Bombing Squadron 433   Emirau
Marine Bombing Squadron 443   Emirau
Marine Photographic Squadron 254   Emirau
     
MAW-3   Oahu,HI
Headquarters Squadron-3   Oahu,HI
Service Squadron-15   Oahu,HI
Marine Observation Squadron 2   Saipan
Marine Observation Squadron 4   Saipan
Marine Observation Squadron 5   Oahu,HI
Air Warning Squadron 4   Oahu,HI
Marine Airborne Aircraft Warning Squadron 5   Oahu,HI
Marine Transport Squadron-953   Oahu,HI
Marine Fighter Squadron 321   Oahu,HI
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 343   Oahu,HI

MAG-13

  Majuro
Headquarters Squadron-13   Majuro
Service Squadron-13   Majuro
Marine Fighter Squadron 313   Oahu,HI
Marine Fighter Squadron 322   Oahu,HI
Marine Fighter Squadron 323   Oahu,HI
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron-332   Oahu,HI
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 231   Majuro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 245   Makin

MAG-32

  Oahu,HI
Headquarters Squadron-32   Oahu,HI
Service Squadron-32   Oahu,HI
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 142   Oahu,HI
     
MAW-9   Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-9   Cherry Point
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 531   Cherry Point
Marine Photographic Squadron 154   Camp Kearney/CA
Marine Photographic Squadron 354   Cherry Point
Marine Transport Squadron 352   Cherry Point

AWG-1

  Cherry Point
Headquarters & Service Squadron-1   Cherry Point
Air Warning Squadron 13   Vero Beach
Air Warning Squadron 14   Oak Grove
Air Warning Squadron 17   Cherry Point
Air Warning Squadron 18   Cherry Point

MAG-34

  Newport
Headquarters Squadron-34   Newport
Service Squadron-34   Newport
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 334   Newport
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 342   Newport
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 344   Newport

MAG-35

  Corvallis
Headquarters Squadron-35   Corvallis
Service Squadron-35   Corvallis

MAG-51

  Majove/CA
Headquarters Squadron-51   Majove/CA
Service Squadron-51   Majove/CA
Marine Fighter Squadron 511   Majove/CA
Marine Fighter Squadron 512   Majove/CA

MAG-52

  Congaree
Headquarters Squadron-52   Congaree
Service Squadron-52   Congaree
Marine Fighter Squadron 521   Congaree
Marine Fighter Squadron 522   Congaree
Marine Fighter Squadron 523   Congaree
Marine Fighter Squadron 524   Congaree

MAG-53

  Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-53   Cherry Point
Service Squadron-53   Cherry Point
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 514   Cherry Point
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 543   Cherry Point

MAG-62

  Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-62   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 453   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 463   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 473   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 483   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 613   Newport
Marine Bombing Squadron 614   Newport
Marine Bombing Squadron 621   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 622   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 623   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 624   Cherry Point

MAG-91

  Kinston
Headquarters Squadron-91   Kinston
Service Squadron-91   Kinston
Marine Fighter Squadron 911   Kinston
Marine Fighter Squadron 912   Kinston
Marine Fighter Squadron 913   Greenville
Marine Fighter Squadron 914   Kinston

MAG-92

  Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-92   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 513   Oak Grove
Marine Fighter Squadron 514   Oak Grove
Marine Fighter Squadron 921   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 922   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 924   Cherry Point

MAG-93

  Bogue,NC
Headquarters Squadron-93   Bogue,NC
Service Squadron-93   Bogue,NC
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 931   Eagle Mountain Lake/TX
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 932   Eagle Mountain Lake/TX
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 933   Eagle Mountain Lake/TX
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 934   Bogue,NC
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 941   Bogue,NC
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 942   Bogue,NC

MAG-94

  Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-94   Cherry Point
Service Squadron-94   Cherry Point
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 944   New River/NC
     
Marine Fleet Air, West Coast San Diego

AWG-2

  Miramar/CA
Headquarters & Service Squadron-2   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 6   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 7   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 8   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 9   Miramar/CA
Marine Airborne Air Warning Squadron 10   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 11   Miramar/CA
Air Warning Squadron 12   Miramar/CA
Marine Airborne Air Warning Squadron 15   Miramar/CA
Marine Airborne Air Warning Squadron 20   Miramar/CA

MBDAG-41

  El Toro
Headquarters Squadron-41   El Toro
Service Squadron-41   El Toro
VMTB-132 Crying Red Asses TBF El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 144   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 141   Camp Gillespie
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 234   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 454   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 464   El Toro

MBDAG-42

  Santa Barbara
Headquarters Squadron-42   Santa Barbara
Marine Fighter Squadron 112   Santa Barbara
Marine Fighter Squadron 123   Santa Barbara
Marine Fighter Squadron 214   Oxnard
Marine Fighter Squadron 221   Santa Barbara

MBDAG-44

  Majove
Headquarters Squadron-44   Majove
Service Squadron-44   Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 124   Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 213   Majove
VMF-451 Blue Devils F4U-1D Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 452   Majove

MBDAG-46

  El Toro
Headquarters Squadron-46   El Toro
Service Squadron-46   El Toro
Marine Fighter Squadron 481   El Toro
Marine Fighter Squadron 482   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 474   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 484   El Toro

MBDAG-48

  Santa Barbara
Headquarters Squadron-48   Santa Barbara
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 143   Santa Barbara
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 233   Santa Barbara
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 943   Santa Barbara
     

Figures in brackets indicate number of aircraft flown in each squadron.

 


VMB = Marine Bombing Squadron

VMD = Marine Photographic Squadron

VMF = Marine Fighting Squadron

VMF(N) = Marine Night Fighting Squadron

VMJ = Marine Utility Squadron

VMO = Marine Observation Squadron

VMOT = Marine Operational Training Squadron

VMP = Marine Patrol Squadron

VMPB = Marine Patrol Bombing Squadron

VMR = Marine Transport Squadron

VMRF = Marine Ferry Squadron

VMRS = Marine Service Squadron

VMS = Marine Scouting Squadron

VMSB = Marine Scouting Bombing Squadron

VMT = Marine Torpedo Squadron

VMTB = Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron

VMW = Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron

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