Historical Order of Battle for 1945

of the United States Marine Corps

Historical Order of Battle (as at 30.4.1945):

 

Unit

Type

Base

MAW-1   Torokina, Bougainville
Headquarters Squadron   Torokina, Bougainville
Air Warning Squadron 3   Mindanao
Air Warning Squadron 4   Mindanao

MAG-11

  Peleliu
Headquarters Squadron-11   Peleliu
Service Squadron-11   Peleliu
Marine Fighter Squadron 114   Peleliu
VMF-121 Green Knights F4U
Peleliu
Marine Fighter Squadron 122   Peleliu
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 541   Peleliu
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 134   Peleliu

MAG-12

  Mindanao
Headquarters Squadron-12   Mindanao
Service Squadron-12   Mindanao
Marine Fighter Squadron 115   Mindanao
Marine Fighter Squadron 211   Mindanao
Marine Fighter Squadron 218   Mindanao
Marine Fighter Squadron 313   Mindanao

MAG-14

  Samar
Headquarters Squadron-14   Samar
Service Squadron-14   Samar
Marine Fighter Squadron 221   Samar
Marine Fighter Squadron 222   Samar
Marine Fighter Squadron 223   Samar
Marine Fighter Squadron 251   Samar

MAG-25

  Torokina, Bougainville
Headquarters Squadron-25   Torokina, Bougainville
VMR-152 R4D-1 Torokina/Bougainville
Marine Transport Squadron 153   Torokina, Bougainville

MAG-32

  Mindanao
Headquarters Squadron-32   Mindanao
Service Squadron-32   Mindanao
Marine Bombing Squadron 611   Mindanao
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 142   Mindanao
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 236 Black Panthers   Mindanao
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 243   Mindanao
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 341 Torrid Turtles   Mindanao
     
     
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MAW-2   Okinawa
Headquarters Squadron 2   Okinawa
Marine Observation Squadron 6
  Okinawa
Marine Observation Squadron 7
  Okinawa

MAG-21

  Guam
Headquarters Squadron-21   Guam
Service Squadron-21   Guam
Air Warning Squadron 1   Guam
VMTB-131 Diamondbacks TBM Okinawa
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 242   Tinian
Marine Fighter Squadron 225
  Guam
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 534   Guam
Marine Bombing Squadron 612   Saipan
Marine Observation Squadron 1   Guam
Marine Observation Squadron 2   Saipan
Marine Observation Squadron 8   Guam
Marine Transport Squadron 252   Guam
Marine Transport Squadron 253   Guam
Marine Transport Squadron 353   Saipan
Marine Transport Squadron 952   Guam
Marine Utility Squadron 2   Guam

MAG-22

  Engebi
Headquarters Squadron-22   Engebi
Service Squadron-22   Engebi
Air Warning Squadron 1   Engebi
Marine Fighter Squadron 113   Engebi
Marine Fighter Squadron 314   Guam
Marine Fighter Squadron 422   Engebi

MAG-23

  Midway
Headquarters Squadron-23   Midway
Service Squadron-23   Midway
Marine Fighter Squadron 324   Midway
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 343   Midway

MAG-24

  Lingayen
Headquarters Squadron-24   Lingayen
Service Squadron-24   Lingayen
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 133 Flying Eggbeaters   Lingayen
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 241 Sons of Satan   Lingayen
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 244 Bombing Banshees   Luzon

MAG-31

  Okinawa
Headquarters Squadron-31   Okinawa
Service Squadron-31   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 224   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 311   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 441   Okinawa
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 542   Okinawa

MAG-33

  Okinawa
Headquarters Squadron-33   Okinawa
Service Squadron-33   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 312   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 322   Okinawa
Marine Fighter Squadron 323   Okinawa
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 543   Okinawa
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 232   Okinawa

MAG-43

  Okinawa
Headquarters Squadron-43   Okinawa
Air Warning Squadron 6   Okinawa
Air Warning Squadron 7   Okinawa
Air Warning Squadron 8   Okinawa

MAG-45

  Ulithi
Headquarters Squadron-45   Ulithi
Service Squadron-45   Ulithi
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 245   Ulithi
     
MAW-3   Oahu,HI
Headquarters Squadron-3   Oahu,HI
VMO-4   Oahu,HI
VMO-5
  Oahu,HI
Service Squadron-14   Oahu,HI
Marine Transport Squadron-953   Oahu,HI
Marine Utility Squadron-1   Oahu,HI
Marine Utility Squadron-3   Oahu,HI

MASG-44

  Oahu,HI
Headquarters Squadron-44   Oahu,HI
Service Squadron-14   Oahu,HI
Marine Fighter Squadron-215   Oahu,HI
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron-332   Oahu,HI
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron-333   Oahu,HI
     
MAW-4   Kwajalein
Headquarters Squadron-4   Kwajalein
Marine Observation Squadron 3   Okinawa
Marine Photographic Squadron 354   Guam

MAG-15

  Kwajalein
Headquarters Squadron-15   Kwajalein

MAG-41

  El Toro
Headquarters Squadron-41   El Toro
Service Squadron-41   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 141   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 464   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 474   El Toro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 484   El Toro
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 943   El Toro

MAG-42

  El Centro
Headquarters Squadron-42   El Centro
Marine Fighter Squadron 112   USS Bennington (CV-20)
Marine Fighter Squadron 123   USS Bennington (CV-20)
Marine Fighter Squadron 214   El Centro
Marine Fighter Squadron 452   El Centro

MAG-46

  El Toro
Headquarters Squadron-46   El Toro
Service Squadron-46   El Toro
Marine Fighter Squadron 461   El Toro
Marine Fighter Squadron 462   El Toro
Marine Fighter Squadron 471   El Toro
     
MAW-9   Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-9   Cherry Point
Marine Bombing Squadron 614   Newport
Marine Photographic Squadron 154   Kingston
Marine Photographic Squadron 254   Greenville
Marine Photographic Squadron 954   Kingston

MAG-34

  Oak Grove
Headquarters Squadron-34   Oak Grove
Service Squadron-34   Oak Grove
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 931   Oak Grove
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 932   Oak Grove

MAG-35

  El Centro
Headquarters Squadron-35   El Centro
Service Squadron-35   El Centro
Marine Transport Squadron 352   El Centro

MASG-51

  Majove/CA
Headquarters Squadron-51   Majove
Service Squadron-51   Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 124   Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 213   Santa Barbara
Marine Fighter Squadron 321 F6F-3(11), F6F-3P(1), F6F-5(6) Majove
Marine Fighter Squadron 472   Santa Barbara
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 514 F6F-3(9), F6F-3P(2), F6F-5(7) Majove
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 144 TBM-3E(12) Majove
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 454 TBM-3E(12) Majove
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 621   Majove
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 622   Majove
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 623   Santa Barbara
Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 624   Majove

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   Parris Island

MNFG-53

  Eagle Mountain Lake,TX
Headquarters Squadron-53   Eagle Mountain Lake
Service Squadron-53   Eagle Mountain Lake
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 531   Eagle Mountain Lake
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 532   Eagle Mountain Lake
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 544   Eagle Mountain Lake

MAG-62

  Port Hueneme/CA
Headquarters Squadron-62   Port Hueneme

MAG-91

  Cherry Point
Headquarters Squadron-91   Cherry Point
Service Squadron-91   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 911   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 912   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 913   Cherry Point
Marine Fighter Squadron 914   Cherry Point

MAG-92

  n/a

MAG-93

  Bogue,NC
Headquarters Squadron-93   Bogue,NC
Service Squadron-93   Bogue,NC
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 933   Bogue,NC
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 934   Bogue,NC

MAG-94

  Engebi
Headquarters Squadron-94   Engebi
Service Squadron-94   Engebi
VMF-111 Devil Dogs F4U Eniwetok
Marine Fighter Squadron 155   Kwajalein
Marine Night Fighter Squadron 533   Engebi
VMSB-151 Ali Baba SBD Engebi
Marine Bombing Squadron 613   Kwajalein
     
Marine Fleet Air, West Coast San Diego
Marine Photographic Squadron 354   San Diego
Marine Fighter Squadron 217   Miramar

MASG-48

  Santa Barbara/CA
Headquarters Squadron-48   Santa Barbara
Service Squadron-48   Santa Barbara
     

MAG-13

  Majuro
Headquarters Squadron-13   Majuro
Service Squadron-13   Majuro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 231   Majuro
Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 331   Majuro
     

MAG-61

  Emirau
Headquarters Squadron-61   Emirau
Service Squadron-61   Emirau
Marine Bombing Squadron 413   Emirau
Marine Bombing Squadron 423   Green Island
Marine Bombing Squadron 433   Emirau
Marine Bombing Squadron 443   Emirau
     

MCVG-1

   
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 233 TBM-3(10), TBM-3P(1) USS Block Island (CVE-106) (deployed SWPac)
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 511 F4U-1D(5), F6F-5N(5), F6F-5P(1) USS Block Island (CVE-106) (deployed SWPac)
     

MCVG-2

   
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 143 TBM-3(9) USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107) (deployed SWPac)
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 512 F4U-1D(6), FG-1D(8), F6F-5P(2) USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107) (deployed SWPac)
     

MCVG-3

 

USS Vella Gulf (CVE-111)/

Pearl Harbor

Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 234 TBM-3E(12) USS Vella Gulf (CVE-111)/Ewa
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 513 F4U-1D(16), F6F-5P(2) USS Vella Gulf (CVE-111)/Ewa
     

MCVG-4

   
VMTB-132 Crying Red Asses TBM-3(10) USS Cape Gloucester (deployed WCenPac)
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 351 FG-1D(11), F6F-5P(2) USS Cape Gloucester (deployed WCenPac)
     

MCVG-5

  USS Puget Sound (at Tacoma)
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 144 TBM-3(12) Majove
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 514 F6F-3(9), F6F-3P(2), F6F-5(7) Majove
     

MCVG-6

  USS Salerno Bay (at San Diego)
Marine Carrier Torpedo-Bomber Squadron 454 TBM-3E(12) Santa Barbara
Marine Carrier Fighter Squadron 321 F6F-3(11), F6F-3P(1), F6F-5(6) Santa Barbara
     

CVG-84

  USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
Marine Fighter Squadron 221   USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
VMF-451 Blue Devils F4U-1D USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
     

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
Det = Detachment

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