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1st Marine Raider Regiment

FEB ’42 – FEB ’44 (1-2 p61-62)

15 Mar 43 1st Marine Raider Regiment organized on Espiritu Santo Is., New Hebrides Islands. Regiment Composed of Headquarters and Service Company, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Raider Battalions.
l Jun 43 H&S Company embarked aboard the USS Penn (APA-32), at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, and disembarked on 2 Jun 43, at Tetere, Guadalcanal, BSI.
4 Jul 43 H&S Company embarked aboard the USS Schley (APD-14), At Kukum,Guadalcanal, and arrived and disembarked at Rice Anchorage, New Georgia, BSI., on 5 Jul 43.
Jul to 28 Aug 43 Participated in action against the enemy on New Georgia, BSI., and on 29 Aug 45, embarked aboard the USS Waters (APD-8), at Enogai, New Georgia, and debarked at Tetere Point, Guadalcanal, on 30 Aug 43.
4 Sep 43 H&S Company boarded the USS American Legion (APA-17), at Tetere, Guadalcanal, and disembarked at Noumea, New Caledonia, on 8 Sep 45.
12 Sep 43 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional), organized on New Caledonia. Composed of Headquarters and Service Company, the 2nd Raider Battalion and the 3rd Raider Battalion.
29 Sep 43 1st echelon of H&S Company boarded the SS. Marmacport at Noumea, New Caledonia, and debarked at Auckland, NZ, on 4 Oct 43. Rest and rehabilitation. On 19 Oct 43, H&S Company embarked on the USS Tryon (APH-1), at Auckland, NZ, and arrived at Noumea, New Caledonia, on 22 Oct 43. Encamped at Mission St. Louis.
19 Oct 43 2nd echelon of H&S Company embarked aboard the USS Rixey (APH-3), at Noumea, New Caledonia, sailed, and debarked at Auckland, NZ, On 2l Oct 43. Rest and rehabilitation. On 16 Nov 43, H&S Company boarded the AUST. Maui, at Auckland, NZ, And disembarked at Nounea, New Caledonia. At Mission St. Louis.
2l Jan 44 Regimental H&S Company boarded the MV. Bloemfontain at Noumea, New Caledonia, and disembarked on 24 Jan 44, at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal.
26 Jan 44 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional) disbanded at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal. H&S Company disbanded. 2nd and 3rd Raider Battalions reverted to the 1st Marine Raider Regiment.
1 Feb 44 Designation of H&S Company, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, changed to H&S Company, 4th Marines.