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1st Battal Action Iwo Jima

1st Battal Action Iwo Jima

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APPENDIX
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ITEM
FIRST
BATTALION,
FOURTEENTHMARINES,
OPERATION
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I
PLANNING
AND
OPERATION
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A
Organization
and
Planning
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B
--
Training
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C
Rehearsal.
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SECTION
II
REHABILITATION,
SHIP-BOARD
TRAINING,
AND
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FORWARD
AREAREHEARSAL
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Rehabilitation..
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B
Ship-board
Training
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Forward Area
Rehearsal
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SECTION
111
SHIP-TO-SHORE
MOVEMENT
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A
Tactical
Plan
for
Landing
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Description
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SECTION
I.
PLANNING
AND
PREPARATION
A.
ORGANIZATION
AND
PLANNING:
(1)
Personnel:
The
personnel
of
this
battalion
were
distributed
as
follows:
0101
FFICERSFFICERSOFFICERSOFFICERS
ENLISTED
ENLISTEDENLISTED
ENLISTED
2222
314314
APAAPA
GroupGroup
MM
77
168168
LSTLST
GroupGroup
(o)(o)
44
AKAAKA
GroupGroup
(d)(d)
22
1212
AssignedAssigned
BLT.BLT.
I-25I-25
(c)(c)
22
88
AssignedAssigned
BLTBLT
2-252-25
(f)(f)
(6)(6)
22
1212
11
AssignedAssigned
BLTBLT
3-253-25
CarrierCarrier
M29-CM29-C
driverdriver
atat-
tached
for
tached
transportation
for
transportation
to
14th
to
Regiment.
14th
Regiment.
(h)(h)
11
Aerial
Observeron
Carrier,
Aerial
Observeron
Carrier,
(i)(i)
11
Aerial
Observer on
Cruisejr
Aerial
Observeron
Cruisejr
OTALOTAL
>
>
3737
519519
(*)
-
Two
(2)
enlisted
men
received
promotion
to
Second
Lieutenant
enroute
to
target
The
battalion
was
organized
into
three
(3)
main
groups
for
this
operation.
The
first
was
the
personnel
aboard
the
LST
originally;
the
second
was
the
personnel
that
were
on
the
APA
and
transferred
to
the
LST
at
the
staging
area;
the
third
group
remainedaboard
the
APA
to
the
target.
Since
practically
all
of
the
combat
equipment
was
loaded
on
the
LST,
the
personnel
on
the
LST
werechosen
so
that
they
could
function
as
a
battalion
in
oase
the
APA
was
lost.
The
LST
was
loaded
originally
as
follows:
BATTERY
C
BATTERY
C
OFFICERSOFFICERSBMLISTEJBMLISTEJ
"H&S""H&S"
33
4545
?t
»
?t
n
»
n
XiXi
11
4242
"B""B"
22
4141
it
c
it
«
c
«
11
4242
total:
lstßn,l4th
total:
Marines
lstßn,l4th
Marines
77168168
4th
Amphibious
4th
Truck
Amphibious
Truck
CompanyCompany
22
7272
total
on
total
LST:
on
LST:
99
240240
The
officer
from
each
firing
battery
was
the
Executive
Officer,
The
enlisted
personnelfrom
the
batteries
included
six
(6)
men
from
each
gun
section
The
remaining
firing
battery
personnel
were
from
the
ammunition,
instrument,
com
munication,
and
machine-gun
sections.
The
officers
from
"H&S"
Battery
were
the
Battalion
Executive
Officer,
the.
Battalion
Surgeon,
and
the
Battalion
Supply
Officer.
The
enlisted
personnelfrom
"H&S"
Batteryincluded
one
(l)
complete
Fire
Direction
Center
team,
one-third
(l/
3)
of
-"H&S'V
Battery
communication
personnel,
one-half
(•§•)
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