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Cockrell organized the craft defense for both Tinian Town and unit, which he turned over to Lieutenant North Field, from which B-29s took off with the atomic bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Colonel Joseph W. Earnshaw in July 1944. Under Earnshaw, the 52d the unit deployed to the Marshalls, arriving in October to man the antiaircraft defenses of Majuro Atoll and Roi-Namur in Kwajalein Atoll. Lieutenant Colonel David W. Silvey assumed command battalion from the elements of the 5th Defense Battalion on Tulagi, which inspired the nickname "Five: Fourteenth:' Lieutenant Colonel Jesse L.

Ponents to serve with brigades or di- Holmes, a veteran of the defense bat- visions, as at Iceland, Samoa, or talion that fought so gallantly at Guadalcanal, or to operate under Wake Island, said that, in his opincorps-level commands, as at New Ge- orgia. Finally, especially after the transition to antiaircraft artillery battalions, the units tended to perform base-defense or garrison duty under the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. S. " 1st Defense Battalion (November 1939-May 1944) The unit, formed at San Diego, California, deployed to the Pacific as one of the Rainbow Five, the five defense battalions stationed there in accordance with the Rainbow 5 war plan when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

The unit became the 13th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 15 April and was disbanded after the war. 14th Defense Battalion (January 1943-September 1944) Colonel Galen M. Sturgis organized this been stationed there. Lieutenant Colonel Bruce T. Hemphill took over in July 1943 and turned the unit over to Lieutenant Colonel August F. , in March of the following year. Redesignated the 16th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 19 April 1944, the outfit went to Hawaii by the end of August. It subsequently deployed to Tinian, remaining there until moving to Okinawa in April battalion operated on Tulagi and sent a detachment to Emirau, St.

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