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TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK &KOUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR,

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YORKTOINN, Flagship.

OPERATION ORtM

CoraCarDiv FNo.

TASK ORGANIZATION

2-45

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TASK GROUP 53,4

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Rear

ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

A February

1945, 1200.

t£

Admiral Radford

(461)

(a)

TASK UNIT 53.4.1

(Carrier Unit) Rear

Admiral Radford

(461)

(b)

(CV-10) YORKTOWN (F)

(CV-15) RANDOLPH

(CVL-27) LANGLB3T

(CVL-23) CABOT

Combs

Baker

V/egforth

Mi&hacl

$<*n»

Air Group

3

Air Group 12

Air Group 23

Air Group

29

2 CV

2 CVL

TASK UNIT 58.4»2

(Heavy Support

Unit) Rear Admiral Cooley (547)

BatDiv 6 (less

SOUTH DAKOTA) Rear

Admiral Cooley (547)

(c)

(88-56)

WASHINGTON (F)

Good

(88-55)

NORTH CAROLINA

Fahrion

TASK UNIT 53.4,3 (Light Support Unit) Rear

2 BB

Admiral Deyo (117)

CruDiv 13 (less MOBILE) Rear

(CL-60) SANTA FE (F)

or

(CL-62)

(CL-80) BILOXI

BJRMINGHAM

Admiral Deyo (117)

Fitz

Power

Heineman

2

CL

Note:

BIRMINGHAM reports

late,

reporting

of BIRMINGHAM.

SANTA FE released

(CL-53) SAN DIEGO

(d) TASK UNIT 53.4*4

(Screen

Unit)

TASK SUBUNIT 53.4.4>1

Desßon

47

DesDiv 93 (less

HOEL)

DRillan

Freseman

Nunn

(1421)

(1764)

Nunn (1764)

Nunn (1764)

(DD-534)

(DD-530)

(DD-531)

(DD-532)

McCORD

Michael

TRATHEN

Millett

HAZELWOOD

Douw

HEERMANN

Hathaway

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-SIGHT,

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U.S.S. YORKTOfN, Flagship

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(d)(d)

TASK UNIT.sg4.fr

(Screen

Unit)

DesDivJi (less

JOHNSTON)

(DD-555)

HAGGARD

(T)lr*ss!x)

FRANKS

(DD-556)

H/iILEY

-

Cont'd

Reynolds

Soballe

Stephan

(2346)

McCornock

3

DD

TASK SUEUNIT 58.L.L.2

Desßon

60

Freseman

Freseman

(1421)

(1421)

DesDivJJ^

(less

WALKS and O'DRIBW)

Freseman

(DD-772)

(DD-724)

(DD-770)

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BARTON

LAFFEY

LOWRY

Dexter

Becton

Miller

DesDiv 120

(IIIWW

X

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(lfsl K ALLEN M. SUMNER and

COOPER)

(1421)

jl

?TDD

Zahm (2724)

(DD-693)

MOALE

(DD-694;

INGRAHAM

Foster

Harper

TASK SUBUNIT 58.4.4.3

Desßon

50 (less DesDiv 100)

DesDiv 9^

Wilkinson (1695)

Wilkinson (1695)

Wilkinson (1695)

(DD-668)

(DD-669)

(DD-670)

(DD-671)

(DD-672)

CLARENCE K. BRONSON COTTEN DORTCH GATLING

HEALY

58,8

58.858.8

58,8

58,8

58,8

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Meola

Cohan

2 DD,

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OPERATION ORDER

ComCarDiv

6 No. 2-45

UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT POUR,

U.S.S.

YORKTOW, Flagship.

ULITHI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

4. February

1945, 1200.

•m

1. General Situation.

(a) As given in Commander

Order No, 1-45

and current

First Carrier

dispatches.

Task Force,

Operation

Enemy Forces.

(a)

As given in Commander

First parrier

No, 1-45 and current

Own Forces.

dispatches.

Task Force , Operation

(a) This operation

order is based

on Commander

First Carrier

Hfcsk Force,

Operation

Order No. 1-45

dated 1 January

1945,

serial 0001.

(b) The operation

covered

by this order is termed

DETACHMENT.

Order '

2. This Task Group -will operate in accordance with Commander First

Carrier Task Force, _Ope ration Order No. 1-45 to supporETthe

capture

and occupation

oT"l¥i0

,d to obtain

photographic

reconnaissance of OKINAWA GUNTO By:

(a) Destroying

and

(b)

aircraft,

air facilities, naval forces,

shipping

defenses in the TOKYO Area, NAGOYA Area, and NANSEI SHOTO.

Conducting photographic reconnaissance of OKINAWA SHOTO.

(c) Furnishing

JIMA.

direct air support

for landing

operations

on IY/0

3.

(d) Providing air reconnaissance

W Task Unit

1. Conduct

as

directed.

58.4.1 (Carrier Unit)

to destroy

strikes

enemy aircraft, air facilities,

naval

forces,

shipping

and defenses

as prescribedjj^Annex

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ComCarDiv

6 No.

2-45

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FIEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIOTT,

M

M

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£%TASK

GBDUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT POUR,

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H\^fl Pv^lip.S.S. YORKTOYiN, Flagship.

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4 February

1945, 1200

2. Conduct photographic reconnaissance Appendix Ito Annex Able.

3. Furnish direct air support prescribed in Annex Able.

as prescribed

for landing operations

in

as

/

4» Provide

combat

air patrol,

anti-snoop

air patrol,

and

anti-submarine

submarine

air patrol in accordance

with

Annex Able or as specified by signal.

5. Provide night fighter air patrols

6. Provide night fighter airplanes

as ordered.

for heckler/intruder

7.

missions

as ordered.

Conduct

air search,

observation,

and scouting as

directed.

8, Be prepared

ordered.

to conduct hunter-killer

operations

as

9. Provide aerial tow target service as required for anti­ aircraft practice firing.

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10. Be prepared

at

sea.

to

conduct

fueling and rearming

operations

11, Be prepared

to

tow damaged

surface

12.

by other

surface

Conduct

scheduled

emits

if damaged.

training

exercises

03)0

Unit)

(°) Task Unit iii^.4 ,g (Light Support Unit)

3 ) TasJLUni& 58.4.2 (Heavy Support

M

units and to be towed

as ordered.

1. Support

surface

and defend

attacks.

this Task Group against

enemy air and

2. Be prepared

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to provide VO/VCS aircraft

required.

4

for gunfire

#

OPERATION ORDER

CornCarDiv

6 No, 2-45

#

UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHTY POINT FOUR,

U.S.S.

YORKTOM, Flagship.

ULITHI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

4. February

1945, 1200.

3. Provide VO/VCS air-sea rescue services in accordance •with CiaCPOA Standard Operating Procedure, serial 30P-2.

4. Provide VO/VCS for anti-aubmarine patrol if required.

(<0

5, Ships

cquippsd

with VHF radio and Fighter Director

Officers be prepared

to assume

fighter direction.

6. Be prepared

to proceed

destroy

damaged

enemy

in company

with destroyers

surface

units.

to

7. Be prepared

to conduct

fueling operations

at

sea.

8. Be prepared

to tow

damaged

surface

9.

by other

surface

Conduct

scheduled

units

if damaged.

training

exercises

Task Unit

5%./fA

4

(Screen

Unit)

units and to be towed

as

ordered.

1™

Screen

this Task Group

against

enemy submarines.

2.

Support

and

defend

this Task

Group against

enemy

air

and

surface

attacks.

3. Be prepared to proceed independently

to

destroy

minor

enemy

operations at night.

forces

or crippled

ships

and to conduct

harassing

4. Be prepared

to conduct hunter-killer operations.

5. Provide air-sea rescue services as required and in ac­ cordance 7±bh CinCPOA Standard Operating Frocedure,

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6. Destroyers

officers

be

equipped

prepared

to assume .fightevj^BK^Lon.^,-" JJ^jMpHrector

with VHF radio and

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specj.al

gr.OUp rendezvous

pickets

pickets

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for prv^dawn/'^atfirohp^s

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ComCarDiv

0002

6 No, 2-45

UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR,

U.S.S.

ULITHI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

IORKTOM, Flagship.

4. February

1945, 1200

•«•*»•*

8. Provide linking destroyer for relay of voice and visual communication between this Task Group and other Task

Groups

in company.

9» Conduct

scheduled

training

exercises.

10. Be prepared

to conduct

fueling operations

at

sea.

11. Provide messenger

service

for expeditious

delivery of

passengers,

mail, and freight to ships

in this and

other Task Groups in company

as required.

12. Be prepared to toy; damaged surface units and to be towed by other surface units if damaged.

(x) 1. This order

is effective

upon receipt.

2. Sortie in accordance

with Appendix 11,

Zero hour, OJBbO KING, 10 February 1945.

Annex C, hereto*

3. USF 10A, including Pacific

Fleet

Supplement

thereto,

and Commander First Carrier Task Force Instructions

(First Car TFI-1A) are effective.,

.

i+r Should

this group encounter

enemy

surface

units in force

while operating

independently,

TASK UNITS 58.4*2 and

58.4.3 willbe detached with TASK SUBUNITS 58.4.4.1 and

58,4*4.3

as

screen,

to engage

the

enemy

forces

as

directed by Commander TASK UNIT 58.4,3.

58.4.1, screened by

TASK SUBUNIT 58,4.4.2

TASK UNIT will retire to

the unengaged flank and furnish air support. If TASK

FORCE 59 is formed, units assigned be prepared

in accordance

Order No. 13-44*

to operate

with Commander

Annex J.

Fifth'

Fleet

Operation

5 Contemplated movements of this and other Task Groups of TASK FORCE 58 are given in Annexes B and C of Commander First Carrier Task Force. Operation Order No. 1-45.

This Operation Order willbe reclassified to SECRET by

holders in the

operations, and by other holders after initiation of

operating

area

upon initiation of the

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE

TASK GROUF FIFTY-EIOTT POINT FOUR,

U*S.S* YORKTOTvU, Flagship

ULITHI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

rPAOv

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FIFTY-EIGHT,

t?tt?t»v

t?tnuT

J, February

1945, 1200

the operations

scheduled

for D plus 4 day.

7. D day is 19 February

are

received.

1945 unless

orders

to the contrary

8» Commanding

to insure

Officers will take such steps

as

are necessary

that pilots

are given information only on a

day by day basis

plans.

and are given no information on future

4. Logistics

in accordance

with Annex H to Commander

Operation Plan No. 13 44 > and

Annex Ito

Task Force , Operation

Order No. 1-45.

Commander

Fifth Fleet First Carrier

5* (a)

Communications

in accordance

with Annex F to Commander

Fifth Fleet Operation Plan No. 13-44 > CentComTwo

Annex Eto

Change

Commander

First Carrier

Task Force « Operation

2,

Order

No» l-45> and Annex B to this Order.

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(b) Rendezvous

to Commander

and navigational

data

are

contained

in Annex B

First Carrier

Task Force , Operation

Order No. 1-45.

(c) Use Zone ZERO time in time-date

group of dispatches.

When

time is used in the body of dispatches or in correspondence,

include the appropriate

Zone description.

West of Longitude

157-30

E use

Zone

minus^lo (King) time.

(d) Commanded

%?oO^&.U in YORKTOWN.

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A. 17. RADFORD, Admiral, U.S. Navy,

Rear

Task Group FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR,

Commander

Carrier Division SIX,

U. S. Pacific Fleet

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Operating

Instructions

D

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E - Logistics

F Public relations

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AUTHENTICATED:

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Lie.ut.Comdr., USKR,

Flag Secretary*

S.

HENDERSON,

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK.CSOPP

FIFTY-EIGHT POINT POUR,

U.S f S.

YORKTOWN, Flagship

ULITKI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS,

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APTHEyiCATED:

Qtiantico

W. S. HENDERSON, Lieut. Comdr., USNR,

Flag Secretary.

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET ,

TASK FORCE FIFTY-EIGHT,

TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR,

U.S.S. YORKTOWN, Flagship.

ULITHI ATOLL, CAROLINE ISLANDS, *

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COMMkKDER Ti.SK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION ORDBR 2-45

.JR

OPERATIONS

AND INSTRUCTIONS

Th-ese

operations

will be

conducted

in accordance

with USF-748

and TFI-IA, and

instructions

with the following

to

Group Instructions*

the

Group

which relate

TFI->IA will have

specific

paragraph

number

personnel

become

of TFI-1A in the

thoroughly

use

left hand column.

Until

>

familiar with TFI-1A it is recom­

the

be read.

To refer

to

paragraph

number

preceded

a

by

to

mended that the referenced paragraph

paragraph in this Annex,

CCD6 instead of TFI-1A which should be used when referring

\u25a0paragraphs

in that

document.

5100 Definitions and. Abbreviations

3113

The Group willuse exactly the same

Avoid possible

confusion

terms

and

meanings

as

TFI-lA*

between

TCAP and DCA^'aad

other

similar sounding

necessary*

RCAP

For

example,

abbreviations

by

"Tare Charlie

spelling

out,

where

Able Peter",

etc.

Normally 4VF willbe used

protection

of

the

be

alert

for RCAP.

submarine

Their

and

primary

respons­

ibility is

but

downed

as

personnel,

they must

to assist

by acting

communication

relay and as lookouts

for enemy aircraft

crossing

their area*

3115 RLP&d?

3U7

Recovery

upwind.

of RAPCAP with DCAP is necessary

Carriers

must

therefore

catapult

15 minutes

wind

can be

briefed

on

be

in order

to

reduce

time

relief

prepared

to launch

time

HAPC^P by

prior to

obtained.

importance

schedule

provided

RAPCAP

a satisfactory

pilots must

be

of expeditious

relief and

JACKS

return

tc base.

In flying the

be

made

'

JACK figure

eight,

th

turn will

this

the

always

planes

away

from the dispositj;

Will never

be headed

directly at-.4±s

p6'sition > v/hich

will assist

lookouts

in distinguishing i^2& I

1W

V

from other aircraft*

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3211

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flowin in accordance

they

willbe

attacks

with specified

armed

plan

in USF 748.

rockets and no

against submarines willin accordance with FI?P 225u»

If VP are used,

depth

bomb,

with solid-head

and Hunter-Killer operations

j

Pre~dawn

Launch

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First

plane

off each

carrier

will immediately

report

to

base

on weather (conditions"

in rendezvous

area,

unless conditions are obviously good»^

giving the

ceiling,

t

3216 Aircraft Approach Procedure

3300

In addition

to observing

prescribed

procedures,

returning

aircraft must

closed

join up in as large

confuse

the

Escort

groups

radar

as

possible,

keeping

astern

in.

Stragglers

suicide

screen

and invite

area

undetected

attacks.

VF must

search

frequently

while returning

to base

i

tailing the forma

tioiu

v

If a contact

to eliminate

is sighted

enemy -aircraft .

it shall bo

investigated

Strike

In case

of strikes

immediately.

Operations

disposition

the ships

or sweeps,

to

are

attacked

during launching

or

sweep

(normally

or recovery

will

reciprocal

airborne

disengaged

strike

side

aircraft

the

clear

of Target

Bearing

Line) unless

otherwise

directed,

VB arid VT

will remain concentrated

for mutual

support,

VP will, be

prepared

to

receive

instructions

transferring. them

to CuP duties^

3310 Composite oiypf Deck

Load

Strlkos

It is

contemplated

certain

that

strikes

may be

composed

to

only of VF

of

and

the greater cruising speed available when VTB. are

VB under

conditions,

in order

take .advantage

not included.

3311 Peckload

Strike Procedure

Strikes

and-

Sweeps

are

numbered,

chronologically

according

to their b£(se f

V/hen th© "Strike" or

with number alone, it includes all units with

For

example,

w Strike 1" includes

IA, 18,

lC ad

'lettered i

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On the

indicate

Routine

Air Plans,

"Target

the

word "Target"

Coordinator"

Air Patrols

is used

throughout

to

The

standard

times

of launching

routine

such

operations

are

not

plans,

etc.,

will be:

sub ject

to Strike

First Patrol

Second

Patrol

Third Patrol

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Fourth Patrol

Zero

Minus

Zero

Plus

Zero

Plus

Zero

Plus

:30

2:30

5s 30

8:30

patrols

Schedules,

on

days

when

fueling

Zero Hour

will be

by signal*

time

of Sunrise,

3372 Composition

of CAP on Strike Days

which will normally bo given

3373

On Strike

days,

the

defense

requirements

must

be met first,

and

sweeps

or. strikes

the

will be

reduced

as

requirements,

necessary

the

to

do this.

In order

scheduled

tion 10, and

to meet

"Condition"

the

carriers 4F in condi­

the

to launch

the

relief CAP will each keop

of planes

scheduled

remainder

to relieve

CAP,

and

the i^PC^P and

RCAP will be

kept

in condition 11.

These conditions will of necessity

and recoverries.

It is permissable

be modified

to

use

during

launches

pianos

scheduled

for strikes or sweeps for these conditions, and in such case

pilots should be instructed that

they

are

to

jettison

on

rockets

and/or bombs

clear

of

formation,

if ordered

out

G*JP.

Stationing

4332

willbe

and

Relieving

and

CCD6

CAP

3115

TFI-1A 3373

also.

appear

to conflict.

See

TFIjJLA

In practice,

it is expected that the relief &J>(X. P

turning

into wind in

be

the first

wi^j

launched

catapulted

prior to

with CCD6 3115, on the scheduled

and DCiiP will then

turn, up

wind in accordance

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338,0

Any CAP,

PuiF.C4B-or

JACK developing

trouble

must

be relieved

as soon as^^o^sible, unless, it is within ono hour of scheduled

time of relief

until next 'scheduled,

Disabled

of the

planes

willnot be

landed

aboard

stationed

unless

necessary,

and will be

by F.P,CU

;*ir Group

clear

disposition.

Rendezvous

Sectors

Each carrier

is assigned

a

rendezvous

sector

of 90°,

the

median

from the

line of which is the bearing

center

of disposition.

(2?rue)

of that

carrier

The point

of > origin of the

sector

is

the

carrier

itself and HOT the

Do not let pilots

become

confused

about

center

of disposition*

those

sectors

because

of failure

to understand

the

effect

of changes

in Group

Xjcis,

Group i^Xis will normally be kept

within 20

degrees

of wind.

3510

Night Fighter Put

3532

One

CV will be

assigned

VFN duty

The other

will keep

deck

spotted

forward until required

spot.

to rVspot

for morning launch -^op

VPN in conditions

spotted

forward

by the

conditions.

as

The GV with VFN duty

by TPI-1& 3510.

VFN in, Condition

The

13

will keep

prescribed

its

GV with deck

so

far as

will keep

forward

permitted

Glow Lights

Carriers

are

assigned

by night

operations:

Carrier

YORKTOWN

RANDOLPH

CABOT

LuNGLSY

following lights

Glow J4ghfr

All ItodVoAfe

All Green

All Amber

All Blue

for use

when required

Red

Truck

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ir

Two Flashes

Three

Four Flashes

Flashes

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island

distinctive.

structure

special

homing

lights