Who commanded the First Marine Aircraft Wing on Guadalcanal?

Who commanded the First Marine Aircraft Wing on Guadalcanal?

1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Engagements World War II * Battle of Guadalcanal * Philippines campaign (1944–45) Korean War Vietnam War
Commanding General MGen Brian W. Cavanaugh
Assistant Wing Commander Col Matthew C. Shortal

Where did the 1st Marine Division fight in ww2?

The 1st Marine Division (Headquarters) participated in authorized operations and engagements in the Asiatic-Pacific Area as follows: Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings (including First Savo) – 7-9 August 1942. Capture and defense of Guadalcanal – 10 August to 8 December 1942.

What regiments made up the 1st Marine Division?

The 1st Marine Division comprises a Headquarters Battalion, the 1st, 5th, 7th, and 11th Marine Regiments, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st and 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions, 1st Tank Battalion, and 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion.

What kind of unit is the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing?

The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing is an aviation unit of the United States Marine Corps that serves as the Aviation Combat Element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force.

What are the colors of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing?

Always a force in readiness, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stands poised to strike at a moment’s notice to seize the initiative. The fourteen streamers attached to the 1st MAW battle colors are a testament to the organization’s engagement in over seventeen years of combat on many battlefields, and the tenacity of its Marines and Sailors.

Who was the commander of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing?

Aviation pioneer, veteran Guadalcanal Campaign, as commanding officer of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Sanderson accepted the Japanese surrender of Wake Island in 1945.

Who is Staff Sgt for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing?

— For Staff Sgt. Michael P. Burnham and Sgt. Blaine E. Garcia, a trailer-sized workspace filled with sweltering heat and the constant whine of over a dozen machines running at full speed is simply the setting for just another day.