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Commanding Officers

(1-2 p68-69)

1st Marine Raider Battalion
Lt Col Merritt A. Edson 16 Feb 42 – 31 Mar 42
Maj Samuel B Griffith, II 1 Apr 42 – 13 Apr 42
Lt Col Merritt A. Edson 14 Apr 42 – 4 May 42
Maj Samuel B. Griffith, II 5 May 42 – 9 May 42
Lt Col Merritt A. Edson 10 May 42 – 13 May 42
Maj Samuel B. Griffith, II 14 May 42 – 3 Jul 42
Lt Col Merritt A. Edson 4 Jul 42 – 19 Sep 42
Lt Col Samuel B. Griffith, II 20 Sep 42 – 26 Sep 42
Maj Ira J. Irwin 27 Sep 42 – 13 Jan 43
Lt Col Samuel B. Griffith, II 14 Jan 43 – 8 Sep 43
Maj George W. Herring 9 Sep 43 – 2 Oct 43
Maj Charles L. Banks 3 Oct 43 – I Feb 44

 

2nd Marine Raider Battalion
Lt Col Evans F. Carlson 19 Feb 42 – 21 Mar 43
Lt Col Alan shapley 22 Mar 43 – 30 Aug 43
Lt Col Joseph P. McCaffery 1 Sep 43 – 1 Nov 43
Maj Richard T. Washburn 1 Nov 43 – 25 Jan 44
Capt Bernard W. Green 26 Jan 44 – 31 Jan 44

 

3rd Marine Raider Battalion
Lt Col Harry B. Liversedge 20 Sep 42 – 14 Mar 43
Lt Col Sarnuel S. Yeaton 15 Mar 43 – 15 Jun 43
Lt Col Fred D. Beans 16 Jun 43 – 14 Jan 44
Maj Ira J. Irwin 15 Jan 44 – 31 Jan 44

 

4th Marine Raider Battalion
Lt. Col. James Roosevelt 23 Oct 42 – 28 Apr 43
Maj James R. Clark 29 Apr 43 – 3 May 43
Lt Col Michael S. Currin 4 May 43 – 14 Sep 43
Maj Robert H. Thomas 15 Sep 43 – 1Feb 44

 

lst Marine Raider Regiment
Col Harry B. Liversedge 15 Mar 43 – 26 Dec 43
Lt Col Samuel D. Puller 27 Dec 43 – 25 Jan 44
Lt Col Alan shapley 26 Jan 44 – I Feb 44

 

2nd Marine Raider Regiment
Lt Col Alan shapley 12 Sep 43 – 26 Jan 44