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ORGANIZATION OF THE
5307TH COMPOSITE UNIT (PROVISIONAL)
TO 27 APRIL 1944


5307TH COMPOSITE UNIT (PROVISIONAL)
Commanding General
Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill

Second in Command
Col. Charles N. Hunter
COMMAND POST GROUP
Executive Officer
Maj. Louis J. Williams

REAR BASE
SUPPLY OFFICER
Maj. Edward T. Hancock

1st BATTALION
Commanding Officer
Lt. Col.
William L. Osborne

RED COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
*Maj. Edward M. Ghiz
Capt. Tom P. Senff

WHITE COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
Maj. Caifson Johnson
2nd BATTALION
Commanding Officer
Lt. Col.
George A. McGee, Jr.

BLUE COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
Maj. Richard W. Healy


GREEN COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
Cpt. Thomas Bogardus
3rd BATTALION
Commanding Officer
Lt. Col.
Charles E. Beach
ORANGE COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
**Maj. Lawrence Lew
Maj. Peter A. Petito

KHAKI COMBAT TM
Commanding Officer
Maj. Edwin J. Briggs
* Commanding Officer to 6 April 1944
** Commanding Officer to 4 April 1944

ORGANIZATION OF BATTALIONS

(This Table of Organization does not include supply base detachment at Dinjan.)

 

Battalion
Headquarters

Combat teams

Total

No. 1

No. 2

Officers

3

16

16

35

Enlisted men

13

456

459

928

..Aggregate

16

472

475

963

Animals (horses and mules)

3

68

68

139

Carbines

6

86

89

181

Machine guns, Heavy

 

3

4

7

Machine guns, Light

 

2

4

6

Machine guns, Sub

2

52

48

102

Mortars, 60-mm

 

4

6

10

Mortars, 81-mm

 

4

3

7

Pistols

 

2

2

4

Rifles, Browning Automatic

 

27

27

54

Rifles, M-1

8

306

310

624

Rockets (Bazookas)

 

3

3

6




General Composition of each Combat Team:


Headquarters Platoon
Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon
Pioneer and Demolition Platoon
Medical Detachment
Communications Platoon
Heavy Weapons Platoon (3 heavy machine guns, 4 81-mm mortars)
1 Rifle Companies
Company Headquarters





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