SJM/cmHEADQUARTERS,FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFICC/O FLEET POST OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO.Confidential1 March, 1946From :Officer in Charge, Japanese Defense Study Group.To :The Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas,Via :The Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific,Subject:TRUK, transmittal of Japanese defense study of.References:(a) CinCPOA dispatch 162329 of November,1945.CinCPOA dispatch 220315 of November, 1945.(b) --(c)CinCPOA dispatch 270316 of November, 1945,1* Upon completing its survey of CHICHI JIMA the Japanese DefenseStudy Group proceeded to TRUK on board the USS Castle Rock (AVP 35) in accordancewith references
The Group was organized as set forth belowto carry out its mission of reporting on the Japanese defenses on TRUK, Available intelligence material was studied enroute.2.The Study Group was organized as follows:(a) Supervisory group.NAMERANKORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINGDAVIS,Leonard L.Brig. Gen.,USA2273d AAC (Hawaii)AFMIDPACMARSHALL, St.Julien R.Colonel, USMCHdqts, FMF,PACFMF,PACREEVE, Parker M.Colonel,USAOahu Engr. Ser.AFMIDPACWEINTRAUB, Daniel J.Captain, USNPHIBSPACPHIBSPACPETERS, James M.Commander, USNCOMAIRPACCOMAIRPAC•RIDGE, Thomas L.Lt.Col., USMC3rd MarDivFMF,PACMEDINNIS, Charles L. P.Lt.Col., USAOahu Ord. Ser. AFMIDPACPOPE, Albert L.Captain, USMCHdqts, FMF,PAC FMF,PACPORTH, Alfred M.1st Lt., USMCRHdqts,FMF,PACFMF,PAC•Assembly and Publicationof Report.(b) For the purpose of collecting information and preparation ofthe final report the Study Group was divided into sections with the senior officerin charge of each section,(l) Engineer. (Fortifications, Installations, Roads, Railroads, Bridges, Explosives, Demolitions)NAMERANK ORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINGREEVE, Parker M,Colonel, USAOahu Engr, Ser. AFMIDPACJAMES, David E.Captain, USA2805th Engr.Gen.Sr.Bn. AFMIDPACJAEDTKE, Gilbert H,Lt (jg), USNR5th Naval Cons. Brig. COMMARIANASHIROKI,Howard K.2nd Lt., USAHdqts, MIDPAC AFMIDPACNAHLIK, Sylvester R.Carpenter, USNR5th NavalCons.Brig. COMMARIANAS(2) Artillery and Ordnance. (CD,AA, and DP Guns: Tanks, andVehicles)NAMERANKORGANIZATION REPRESENTINGMEDINNIS, Charles L. P. Lt.Col.
USA Oahu Ord. Ser.
AFMIDPACDORR, William R. Lt.Col.
USMC Hdqte, FMF,PAC
FMF,PACHARRISON, Edward P. Lt.Col.
USAOahu Ord. Ser.
AFMIDPACMENDENHALL, George E. Lt (Jg)
JICPOAWYCOFF, DeWltt D. 2nd Lt.
FMF,PAC(3) Beaches and Hydrography; Naval Vessels and Installations.NAME RANK ORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINqWEINTRAUB, Daniel J.Captain, USNPHIBSPAC PHIBSPACGUTHRIE, James T.Lt..USC & GS PHIBSPAC PHIBSPACHELANDER, MelvinLt (jg), USNRINTERPRON 2 COMMARIANASZIRKELBACH, Harry W.Ensign,USNR MEIU 4 MEIU 4(4) Signal Communications.NAMERANKORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINGPOPE,Albert L.Captain, USMCHdqts, FMF PACFMF,PACCLARK, John A. Lt (Jg), USNRJICPOAJICPOAHURLBUT, Franklin C.Ensign, USNRCOMMARIANASCOMMARIANASEVANS, William A.Rad. Elec.NOB,GUAMCOMMARIANAS(5) Strategic and Tactical Subjects;(History; Order of Battle;Panoramic-Photographic Terrain Study; Tactical Dispositions;Infantry Weapons Dispositions; Medical and Sanitary Condi
NAMERANKORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINGGOWER, Elmer B.Major, USAHdqts,AFMIDPACAFMIDPACMALLON, James R.Captain, USMCR3rd MarDivFMF,PACSHEEHAN, Richard G.Ensign, USNRJICPOA JICPOA(6) Aviation,NAMERANKORGANIZATIONREPRESENTINGPETERS,James M. Commander, USN COMAIRPACCOMAIRPAC3. The Study Group arrived at TRUK on 13 December, 1945 and commenceda study of the Japanese defenses Immediately. The desired data was collected by23 December, 1945 and the Study Group departed.ST.JUKEEN R. MARECblonel, USMCHEADQUARTERSFLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFICC/O FLEET POST OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO.Confidential2 March, 1946.1st Endorsement on ltr fr OinC, JapaneseDefense Study Group to CINCPAC-CINCPOA,dtd 1 March, 1946.From :The Commanding General,To :The Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas.Subject:TRUK, transmittal of Japanese defense study of.1.Forwarded,ROY S. GEIGER
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