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COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT POUR OPERATION ORDER 2-4? ,
PHOTOGRAPHY

Part One
1. REFERENCES
yl'^lgUi^iSifity
ComAirPac Letter No, 6CL-44.

First Car TFI-1A Part V 5300-5325 inclusive.

ComFirstCarTaskForPac Op-Order 1-45 Annex «D M .

2. GENERAL
The above references are quite complete and are to be followed in
all instances. Each carrier must be thoroughly familiar with them.
3. FIRST PHOTO MISSION
Complete tactical vertical photographic coverage shall be obtained
by each carrier of the fields assigned it as early as practicable on •
the first day. On the second and succeeding days photographs are required
of all airfields except those definitely incapable of operating aircraft.
All fields and their dispersal areas must be covered completely at a scale
of one to ten thousand or larger
(See First Car TFI-1A Part V 5312)

4. COVERAGE OTHER THAN ASSIGNED PHOTO MISSIONS


Photos for target analysis and damage assessment shall be taken as
practicable during the day.

5. LAST FLIGHT TARGET COVERAGE


During the last strike, complete tactical vertical coverage will
be obtained by each carrier of the target assigned it in the same manner
as the first photo mission.

6. EXPEDITION
(a) Every effort must be made to make available as expeditiously
as possible photographs and the information derived therefrom.

(b) Photographic planes should . land first each strike, or as soon


as possible without delaying landings.

(c) Photographs must be produced as soon?^s possible. .^jjjsjjtfjaELnts


of important target photographed on th,e first^hMjß&nu^ion
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(d) Photo evidence of damage and plane counts should be used in
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special flash reports as soon as available and at every
opportunity

7. AIRFIELDS HAVING INCOMPLETE COVERAGE


Photo coverage of the following airfields is incomplete and photo­
graphs must be obtained as soon as possible.

TOKYO BAY AREA NAGOYA AREA

(1) Utsunomiya (1) Kamezaki


(2) Sekimoto (2) Meiji
(3) Ishioka (3) Mikatagahara
(4) Yatabe (4) Tenryu
(5) Ryugasaki
(6) Kitaura seaplane station (36-OON 140- 34E)
(7) Ishibashi (36-26N 139-SOE)
(8) Dojojuku (36-33N 139-59E)
(9) litomi (36-27N 340-26E)
(10) lida (36-27N HO-26-30E) (May be same as litomi)
(11) Mawatari (36-23N 140-37E) (Previously listed as Mito, the corrected

location of which willbe provided by CTF-38)

(12) Himima (36-19N UO-28E)


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(c) Photos for ship damage report (2 copies of each attached to
ship damage report).
(d) Target photos for distribution as requested by CTG 58,4
(15 copies of each).
For CTF-53.
(a) Selected set via CTG 58.4 (see First Car TFI-1A Part V
6450), For Com sth Fleet.
(a) Selected set via CTG 58.4 and CTF 58 •

For Com Photo Group Two, Guam.

(a) Allnegatives plus one set of prints via CTG 58.4 and CTF 58.
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Complete stereo set; Tius^^jyj|j|j(|p|f photos of target area

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(d) Photo evidence of damage and plane counts should be used in


special flash reports as soon as available and at every
opportunity •
7. AIRFIELDS HAVING INCOMPLETE COVERAGE

Photo coverage of the following airfields is incomplete and photo­


graphs must be obtained as soon as possible.

TOKYO BAY AREA NAGOYA AREA

(1) Utsunomiya (1) Kamezaki


(2) Sekimoto (2) Meiji
(3) Ishioka (3) Mikatagahara
(4) Yatabe (4) Tenryu
(5) Ryugasaki

Complete vertical coverage must be obtained of all previously

unre ported fields in the area.

a. IRED PHOTOS
For CTG 58 »4
(a) Selected set including complete stereo plus such obliques
as pertinent (31 set) t accompanied by first phase P.I, Report.
(b) Report photos as requested by CTG 58.4 0& copies of each).
(c) Photos for ship damage report (2 copies of each attached to
ship damage report).
(d) Target photos for distribution as requested by CTG 58*4
(15 copies of each) •

For CTF-58.

(a) Selected set via CTG 56.4 (see First Car TFI-1A Part V
6450). For Com sth Fleet.
(a) Selected set via CTG 58*4 and CTF 58*

For Com Photo Group Two, Guam.

(a) Allnegatives plus one set of prints via CTG 58.4 and CTP 58.
For CincPac-CincPoa (Guam). ,
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9. DEFINITION OF SETS
Complete stereo set: Thls^^j^jjJUggQJphotos of target area
necessary for making a photo inysß9e^tionrepoj:W
coverage of every part of the target. '

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9. DEFINITION OF SETS (Cont<d
Target photos for distribution; This includes photos of ships, air­
fields and other ground objectives chosen by CTG 53,4 for distribution to
other carriers and commands for briefing purposes.
Report Photos; Report photos are those photos chosen by CTG 58»4
for certain copies of his action report showing any or all of the following:
(a) Burning and destroyed enemy aircraft,
(b) Damage to enemy ships.
(c) Damage to important ground installations.
(d) Action near the formation.
(c) General view of target visited for the first time,
harbors, airfields, etc.
(f) Items of special interest such as new type of enemy
camouflage.

Ship Damage Reports Photos; Ship damage report photos are photos
attached to Ship Damage Reports to identify the ship on which damage is
reported.

10. TIME OF DELIVERY OF REQUIRED PHOTOGRAPHS


(a) Selected set including complete stereo plus such obliques as
pertinent by message drop to CTG 58.4 the morning following day of strike.
(b) Ship d&'nage report with attached photos by message drop to CTG
58.4 no later than 1800 following day of strike.
(c) All remaining photos for CTG 58*4 plus all photos and negatives
vfor CTF 58, Com sth Fleet and Com Photo Group Two, Guam are ready for
delivery by 1200 D day (for photos taken on D*-3 and D-2) and D plus 6 (for
photos taken on D plus 4 and D plus 5) •

11• TITLING OF PHOTOGRAPHS


(See First Car TFI-1A Part V 5322) .
In addition it is emphasized that each p»il\of film must bear its
own sortie number. Furthermore each ai££M&' should be named and not in-
eluded with several others ir^s^ ;geneg§p|Pea name
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12. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS '(\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 V

(See First Car TFI-1A Part V 5324).


Sufficient copies of the forwarding letter should be included so
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13. BRIEFING OF PHOTO PILOTS


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All photo pilots are to bo thoroughly briefed previous' to their


mission regarding flight lines, altitude, necessary changes in intervelo­
meter setting etc. (Note: A photo plane equipped with two cameras of
different focal length should have two intervalometers) .
14. FIGHTER COVER
(See First Car TFI-IA, Part V 5319).

Part Two

1. GENERAL

The photographic reconnaissance of Okinawa Gunto will be as ordered


by ComFirstCarTaskForPac Op-Order 1-45 Annex "D". In order to cover all
possible weather conditions several area assignments are made.

2. ASSIGNMENTS
A. Ceiling
- 10,000 feet or better.
Special 4-plane photo team: All1/5, 000 verticals, black and white
and color, of the areas indicated using the split K-17-24".
Yorktown;
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All low and high angle obliques of areas indicated
using the K-17-24 mounted 6° below horizontal and K-17-6"
mounted 30° below the horizontal.
1/5000 black and white verticals of the southern
area indicated K-17-12" camera.

Randolph : 1/5,000black and white verticals of the northern


area indicated unless ordered to another area by the leader
of the 4-plane photo team. Split K-17-24" camera.
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1/5,000 color verticals of the area indicated.
K-17-24 camera.
Cabot: Low angle obliques of the area indicated using the
K-17-24" mounted 6° below the horizontal.
1/5,000 black and white verticals of the central
area indicated, K-17n12" camera.

Langley: High angle obliques [Hicated^u%ing the


K-17-6" mounted 30° below tne 6.

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In the event that complete coveragq^Pnox Qbtainejs^e§*she morning


the afternoon mission willcomplete the coverage and rljSeaX as much of the
morning coverage as possible with the re^mji^in^film.
If complete coverage is obtained xn the morning, the afternoon

B. Ceiling 5000 10000 feet.


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black and white
verticals of northern and central areas (ZANPA IUSAKI to NAHA)
plus both high and low angle obliques using the K-17-24" mounted
6o from the horizontal and the K-17-6-" mounted 30° from the
horizontal.

Yorktown: 2 VF(P) Obtain 1/5,000 black and white verticals

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of the southern area (NAHA TO OKINAN KAKU), Be prepared to
take low angle obliques

Randolph: 2 VF(P) Obtain 1/5,000 color verticals of area


indicated including as much of the beach and reef to the
south as possible. Be prepared to take high angle obliques.

Lang3.ev^ 1 VF(p) standby to take 1/5,000 color verticals as


directed. If not needed as standby obtain as much coverage as
possible of area indicated. Complete the coverage in the after­
noon. Be prepared to take low angle obliques.

JSafeSii. ! st andby to take 1/5,000 black and white verticals


VF (p )
as directed* If not needed as standby obtain coverage of central
area (CHANTAN to NAHA) first pud as much as possible of southern
area (NAHA to OKINAN KAKU) as second choice. Be prepared to take
high angle obliques.

Note: All vertical cameras are K-17-12".


3. ADDITIONAL COLOR COVERAGE
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1/5,000 color verticals ofthe beach and reef to the south of
the indicated area are to be obtained with all remaining unexposed color
film.
4, DELIVERY .**'\u25a0 f*^^NjitHJ*^^^'
All exposed film from this special "mission 'w&LlgEfe picked up by
destroyer the morning following the completidnv of the' mission* It is to be
accompanied by a plot sheet which shall include all d ata listed in Com
FirstCarTaskForPac Op-Order 1-45 Appendix HD I! under "Processing Film'1 *
The film is not to be developed* A plot of all runs is to be wrapped
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5S*4 is to be given an estimate of the area covered and quality



coverage one hour following return of photo planes.

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Photo co-v-race of the following airfields is incomplete
and photographs must be obtained as soon as possible.

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1. Ronchi
\ 2. Kokubu
3. Wakimoto

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4. Kagoshima
5 Taniyama
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6 Shikine
7 Chiran
8 Byu
9. Ibusuki
10. Ibusuki SS
11. Kanoya East
12. Sakita
13. Takayama
14. Miyakonojo
15. Ohiro
16. Inujo

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COMMANDER_TASK__GRQUP FIFTY-EIGHT PfrlJp^OUß OPEHATION OfiDER 2-45


COMMUNICATION PLAN

1000. GENERAL
(a) Communications willbe in accordance with this plan
and the following current directives;
(1) USF 70(A)
(2) CentComTwo and an exes thereto
(3) Annex "P lf to ComPIPTH Fleet OpPlan No.
13-44
(4) Annex lfE tf to ComFirstCarTaskForPac Op Order
1-45
(5) FirstCar TFI-1A

herein for emphasis .


(b) Repetitions of parts of the above willbe restated
(c) Be prepared for troop support as well as strike
missions.
1120, This ComPlan effective concurrently with CTG 58.4 Operation

Order 2-45.

2120. Radio Silence.

Unless otherwise ordered by O.T.C. following conditions

effectives

Condition ONE
- On departure from one area until beginn­
ing of strikes in another area. TBS and
VHF above 116 mcs may be used for
necessary transmissions or emergencies.

ondition TWO

otej (1) When under attack


attack cm^oo^a oj^pradio silence
are lifted,, 30pQjJ^P^ 2p^Mgps may be used,
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(2) MiiN may be used .££om\9j)&
(2) .^rpni \sj)& hour after sunset until
one hour before> sunrise in all radio silence
conditions tt Ae'eded for IFD use.
, ,-»..«\u25a0. ! Para 2121 CentComTwo is used for prescribing
*'^l|tf h i'- ACa a«H^«Hf l silence conditions. TBS-2 is considered as
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SSVI.U.* IAX^J '4 l^ove 70 mcs.

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2130.
Unless otherwise direc t e^Sy O.T^U^a pres crib ed in APPENDIX
TWO of this annex.

2131. Fighter director


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TWO to this annex.


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2200. Radio frequency plan contained in APPENDIX ONE to this plan.


See APPENDIX THREE to this plan for Support Aircraft
Communications.

A. Lost Plane
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2218. Emergency and Special Communications.
in accordance PirstCar TFI-IA. O.T.C. will
decide in each case whether to relax radio silence condi­
tions.

B* Lifeguard
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remember submarines may be able to listen
but not to transmit.

C. Emergency Communications have portable units set on TP


Common and TBS Primary if available.

D. MIKE NAN may be authorized for use on specific days by


O.T.C. otherwise it can be used only on STRIKE Di».YS.
2400. Authenti cation.
In accordance with CentComTwo.

Note that ship based aircraft do not carry CSP 1270. Do not

use shackle with submarines.

2500. Calls.
In accordance PacCall (Pac 71).

Note that "CW Combat Calls" are for use during assault phase

only.

This does not restrict their use on TBS-2 only on frequen­


cies below that.

3000. Visual.
I. Relay Responsibility.
A. Relay responsibility will 6rdance^ith diagrams
as shown in appendices to in asir ©fcfe&e than
dispositions illustrated, x,
>^COMINST, 1944 willbe
effective.
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B. Compliance with Art. 706|in%0MINST, 1944 is mandatory.

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C. If difficulty is experienced in rela^i^SjjPß^ia^^- flag


hoist, it should be relayed by flflfijffip^E.ght^N"^^"
D. When any vessel of the screen is on-the dividing line of
another screen sector, the heayy^^hi^ responsible for the
adjacent odd-numbered screen sob-tor|Stfmll^l|e ii6^?]^!)^^^^
Visual Security,
ll. jjl*?*jfoo^Sf %T. II
A. Conical adapters shall be used on all 12" signal search­
lights unless the necessity for rapid communications out­
weighs the security angle involved.

B. Colored filters and adapters will be placed on all lights


one-half hour before sunset and will not be removed until
one-half hour after sunrise with the exception of those
lights used for $JAN equipment. Green filters have proven
more satisfactory than red.
C. Visual Silence (less NAN) is effective from sunset until
sunrise.

lll.
Emergency Measures.

A. Only an essential minimum of the signal force should be in


exposed stations when attack is imminent. Those not
absolutely required on the bridge or in the auxiliary sta­
tions will take stations below decks

IV. Wording of Dispatches.


4. Particular attention must be paid to the wording of dis­
patches, in order to expedite the handling of traffic via
the overburdened viaual system.

V. General Signal Book.


A* The following signals shall be entered in pencil in the
General Signal Book.
(000)
1. Z Form to Change (rotate) CARRIE IS to RIGHT to
direction indie at e,cUlli
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(359)
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Z to Form Change to LEFT to
(359) direction indicated.
This signal will permit reorientation of the carriers
within a Task Group so as tov>ermit efficient flight
operations without requiring the support and screening
ships to reorient during period of light and variable

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2. AFFIRM V TACK FOLLOWED BY NUMERALS SEPARATED BY TACK.


Meaning: Ihave launched VF, VT, VB.

AFFIRM ZG TACK FOLLOWED BY NUMFRALS SEPARATED BY TACK.


Meaning: Ihave recovered VF, vr, VB,

In both the above signals NEGAT willbe used for omissions.


The signals will be used by all carriers to advise TGC of
numbers of A/C launched or recovered after each individual
carrier operation. This signal willalso be made whenever
all planes in the landing circle have been taken aboard and
when deck becomes fouled for more than L minutes.

3. In addition to the meanings assigned to FOX flag by USF-IQA


when the formation is not headed into the wind. "FOX at the
dip11 willmean, "Iam now ready to conduct the next sched­
uled flight operation". FOX willbe so used for each sched­
uled operation. It willnot be hoisted more than ten min­
utes prior to the scheduled time for the operation, except
in response to a signal to land aircraft (ZEERA GEORGE).
After receipt of this signal FOX willbe dipped when ready
to conduct the designated operation. The latter case is
designed to cover the situation where a strike returns
earlier than scheduled and the Task Group Commander wishes
to land it. Dipping FOX during the progress of flight
operations will continue to mean a delay in operations.

AOOO. NAN Operating Procedure,


1. Two methods of NAN operation are prescribed for use by this Task Group.
Until further directed NANCY PLAN ONE is effective.

A. NAN PLANS.
1. NANCY PLAN ONE
This plan is the basic one which involves the use of the code
word "NANCY H/INKS" on TBS. **•

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2. NANCY PLAN TWO


Each ship in the Task Group wxfdT set a fivo (5) minute
receiving watch, comme<^c;Uig every hour, on the ship
responsible for her Iti'the chain of visual responsibil­
ity. ;
Example: Destroyer in Screen Sector ONE will train
receiver on the heavy ship responsible for Screen
Sector ONE. The necessity for the use of "NANCY KINKS'!
calls should thus be eliminated. Each Task Unit
Commander shall prescribe a N^N schedule for use with­
in his units.
11. Receiving procedure is revised to the extent that a continuous,
beam will bo focused on the transmitting ship by the receiving
ship, to be broken by dashes as groups are received. This
procedure enables the transmitting ship to have a definite
spot on which to train her light.

111. While it is a useful addition to visual communications, NAN


equipment is difficult to operate. Too much reliance should
not be placed on the ability of any ship to clear-up its
accumulation of visual traffic during darkness.
use N*tN for operational traffic ONLY .
Endeavor to

5230. Aircraft Approach and Recognition Doctrine,


The approach and recognition procedure in para. .5231, USP 70
(A.) will be used by returning aircraft.
5435. IPP Silence and Guardships.
As prescribed in **PPENDIX TV/0 unless otherwise ordered by
O.T.C.

5500. Radar and Radio Countermeasures.

ComßatDiv 6 will control for this group, issuing any plan


necessary. If ComßatDiv 6 detached^ ArPENDIX POUR to this
annex will be effective and TGC will control.
Jamming will be commenced only on orders from O.T.C.

X. Mis cellaneous •
A» TBS traffic MUST be reduce^, L-i '"'So not use
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general signals on TBS unless
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vessels as necessary. Linking
relay all changes of course and - s£>e&d'o*'f
the adjacent
group ending transmission w^JKVXIKOUT lt • Before relaying
messages requiring acknowledgement wait a reasonable
time for the TGC to acknowledge in case he might have
received the transmission direct. lifting m
Add paragraph C. Whenever planes supplied with AN/ARC-1 'IJhM^HH *' l
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VHF are transferred tho TG common crystal will be removed
and the original crystals that come in the set willbe H^^^^B
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replaced and transferred with the plane. |HHH^


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- Fighter Director Instructions,
THREE-Support Air Communications.
POUR -RCM Plan.

FIVE -Visual Responsibility Diagrams.

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Lieut.Comdr., USNR,

Flag Secretary.

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COLANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT EOUR OPERATION ORDSR

A. Radio Frequency Plan.


1. Radio frequencies in accordance APPENDIX ONE to ANNEX "E"
ComFirstCarTaskForPac OpPlan 1-45, CentComTwo and ANNEX "F"
to ComFifthFlt OpPlah 13-44. Necessary frequencies are
repeated here with supplemental data.

2. When frequencies are ordered set up or changed, column numbers


from ComFirstCarTaskForPac ComPlan may be used. These numbers
are included herein.
COLUMN CIRCUIT FKSQUEMCY \u25a0•/HO, HOW WHEN
1 PacFlt TFC 4205 (C7J) TGC and Detached Units guard f
ComFifthFlt .will send his
outgoing messages on this
frequency as well as on the
proper harraonic of 4295 •
7 NPM HO?/ Fox 26.1, 4HS(S) All ships intercept.

6370, 9440

a NPM JUMP Fox 106, 4125(5) All ships less destroyers


6355, 9330 intercept.

9 NPM HAIKU PV»c 16.68, 4525 WASHINGTON Intercept basegram


6380, 9^15 schedule and inform CTG 58 .4
14390, 17370 of pertinent dispatches TGC
intercept 22M and weather.

GUM rebroadcast 4265 (5)(H0W) All ships intercept as


416O(S)(JUMP) necessary to back up NPM
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12 Distress-"Gibson Girl" 500 NORTH CAROLINA intercept.


15 Air Warning 3000 (V) TGC guard, all ships listen,
detached units cover. This
circuit will be activated
when radio silence is broken.
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17 tBS Primary 72.1 mcs(V) All ships guard.

18 TBS Secondary 65.34 mcs(MoVt) All ships having two or


more IBS sets guard • QMO fs-.
allowed ifcircuit is quiet «
30 Task Force IBD aftd 37.6 'mos (V) Al}.snips with two MAN sets
Air Control Primary GUARD, H) ships should have
(MAN) twp sets* Allowed Ihr
after sunset to 1hr before
sunrise in all conditions
of radio silence ifneeded
for IFD use.

35 Task Group 58.4 IFD 35.6 mcs (V) All ships guard* Allowed at
night same as 37.6 mcs if
needed for IFD use*
s

31 TP IFD and AiaMkakrol 2096(V) All carriers and fighter


-Secofldary- director ships guard*
1
Others optional.^fc^ji^

13 Air-Op-Intel 4385(S)(CS) TGC and all flag officers


intercept* Others optional.

19 TF !?& TGG Secondary 2,642 (V) TGC guard. Carriers and FD


ships intercept. Others
optional.

ZQ TF 58 Common Setondary 2642 (CW) All ships §uard during GQ,


when ordered* or when
separated.

21 TF 58 Coaunon Primary 399 (CW) All ships cover* \

26 TG 58 \u26 6 4 common '461 (CW) T&.alerted or

40 Lifeguard, Target 44fe (V) TGC^-|3S carriers apd FD


Coord, etc* „ > •­ ' . shi^s guard when planes
v --vy a-
A
airborne. Others optional*
\

812
Comm
tiS**8 *?-*

to ANNEX »B" CTG 58.4 OpOrder


APPENDIX I 2-4^ i^||

41 TF 58 Search TGC, guard. Ships and flag


officers intercept while
searches airborne*

42 TF 58 Search and attack Be prepared to shift to #


mm AIL POUR DAY GROUPS
.IRE OPERATING IN SAME AREA
TG 58.4 WILL USE THIS AS
SECONDARY STRIKE FREQUENCY
EXCEPT FIGHTER3USE 4475
at all times.

39 T? 58 Air Observer TGC guard when Air Observer


is airborne. Others
optional*

14 ?HF Fleet Common RANDOLPH intercept when


group is near Amphibious
Forces, using RBK. Inform •

TGC of pertinent messages.

X TG 58,4 Tactical Allships guard using the.


233 A installation. .This is
a ship circuit to relieve
load on TBS- If Practicable '
will b^ used for tactical
as well as Administrative
traffic, &X~ <L*nd*JL^<z~A o*^
COLUMN AIRCRAFT FREQUENCIES

51. TG 58.4 CAP Primary 121.50 mes (V) All Carriers and FD ships
Channel 1-A guard when 6AF is airborne.
airborn

56 Coirmon CAP and TGC 142,02 mes (V) j^ljcarriers and FD ships
CAP Secondary Channel 2-B "^jSSSv when planes airborne.

'
B-I-3 . > v>
Comm
ft
• •
fc
r;

43BRV1UUW^_

APPENDIX Ito ANNEXE" CTG 53. 4'0j?Gr$er


AQ^lfoil
64 '. Air/Sea Rescue- . 140.58 mcs (V) Allcarriers, FD ships and
Lifeguard etc. Channel-
-W- t&vJMUm
)FP detached uhits
3*ooydi. guard.
DD s unless otherwise
!
-All
ordered, T6- ss-**¥~~~~~iS~&f±
65 Strikes, 88/DD/CL CAP 142.74. mcs (V) Allcarriers, FD ships and
A/N CAP Conmon* TG 58.4
Strike-Sweep.
Channel k~O detached units guard.
All VF(N) and.VT(N) launch
narmal
initially on this frequen­
cyP VF(N) may \>s shifted
to 142.02 and VT(N) to
140,58. TG 58*5 may use
.
123.66.
55 TF 58 VB and VT Common 142.56 mcs (V)
B. High Frequencies

40 Lifegua rdi-Target 4475 (V) Fighters use this as HF at


Coor4. etc. all times « Normal Strike-
Sweep for VB and VT.

41 TF 58 Search 6420 (V/Cff)

ViU

k2 TF 58 Search and Attack 6740 (V/m) GTG 58*4 2aM- guard during
strikes. Strike leaders
use for reports if 4475 too
or as duplication
..'
for ijnportant reports \u2666 TG
58.4 Sec. strike frequency
when four day groups

15 ASP
- AIR Warning 3000 (V)
concentrated.

All Anti-sub planes guard.


39 Air Observer 3065 (V) Air Observers guard.
Note: 1. Tune all fighter HF to 4475 kcs prior to leaving > port ,
emitting as little as possible. Fighters will stay on
this HF regardless o£ mission.

2. The Ten channels for VB and VT, ATC transmitters, will be:
l.3000 V^Z2SS$^ - - sr im '

s 2.3065: m&&^ ufctfti ftCCtEMrii


"
st* 4235 V^^iO ****\u25a0
'

Set channels as numbered above. Shifts of Frequency


will be ordered by channel numbers.
Brl-4 GoMa !
APPENDIX Ito ANNEX "B" CTG 58 .4* OpOrdei^fgjTff /iuK^-lrJlll
v

-YE, YJ, YM. \C\v-*-*


TG 58.4 YE modulation 785 kcs
YM code 3-1
Set all ZBX on all the following six frequencies
GROUP

TG 58,1

TG 58.2

TG 58,3
TG 58.4
TOMC&C No* 1 545 (Right hand end of Radar

TOMOII.No*. 2 575 (Left hand end of Radar

YJ IDENTIFICATION LETTERS
YORKTOWN TV

RANDOLPH TD
LANGLEY ZB

CABOT YL

YE IDENTIFICATION, LETTERS

YORKTOWN OP'

.R/iNDOLPH XJ (Assigned TICONDEROGA 1 s call


temporarily)
LANGLEY PJ

C/iBOT XV

B-I-5
v
w \Y
I

APPENDIX Ito ANNEX "B" CTG 56.4 OpOrder 2-45


w •\u25a0
*
: \
There is only one frequency for the Task Group and only one YE will
operate at one time. Standby carrier willmonitor continuously the duty carrier
and take over IE instantly when necessary, advising duty carrier and TGC immediately*,
Standby carrier is one with next day*s duty.

YE duty ..will be stood in rotation in the following order

YORKOTJN
CABOT
RANDOLPH
LANGLKY
'JJJAu^Q^U^K,
(&£2-ol ~> local time.
YORKTOWN has the duty on the day Of so rtie . d^i/ %e*U&v
Duty /fchangos at midnight

AIRCRAFT CALLS;
In accordance CentComTwo and TFI-IA.
Note 1. Particularly paragraphs 3410 and 3411 (Search) 3420 (linking
, planes), Diagram 3-A (JACKS), Diagram 3-C (Force SNASP in Disp.
% or SXT) and Diagram 3-D (Force SN*SP in Disp # 5-W). TFI-IA.
Note 2. In CentComTwo new plane numbers are 101-199 for,VF, 201-299 for
VB> 301-399 for VT, 99 for Air Group Commander.
Note 3» Flight Leaders will use calls authorised in paragraph 2541 (c)
ANNEX »C", CentComTwo.

t
00ff^
\ **•>*\u25a0
topper-"'?*

\u0084,B*i-e ||| |
|||^|^^j|^4^°|C^
'•m^r-\u25a0*<***"
COMMANDER TASK -EIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION^ ORDER NO. 2-A5.
fight: iction mtilu&h doctr:
Fighter Direction and Radar Doctrine stated her|ij%3p#ta a<pq«|^H£§ ff^ifp'f't

(c) FirstCar TFI-IA.


(d) ComFlßSTGarTaskForPac Operation Plan 1-4-5 •

Any repetitions stated herein are only restated for emphasis. The follow­
ing notes supplement the above referenced.

1. Control: The control of fighter direction, air and surface search radars,
air search, VHF and IKD radio communications, radar counter-measures **; ,
and conditions of radar and IFF silence and security within the Task
Group willbe exercised and controlled ty the Task Group Commander
through the Task Group Fighter Director Officer,

2 Dpties of the Task Group Fiflhfcgr J3ir.ector Officer; As outlined in


FirstCar TFI-IA, Pprt IV, paragraph 4321.
The Task Group Fighter Director will:
(a) Normally control the Combat Air Patrol through the fighter director^
of the ship with the patrol airborne. The Task Group Fighter
Director Officer will allocate Combat Air Patrols to Carrier
Fighter Directors for interception of the enemy. The ship with
the best information on an enemy raid will be assigned the inter­
ception. Control of the Combat Air Patrol will not be shifted
except by order from the Task Group Fighter Director Officer,
(b) Designate the raids.
(c) Originate alerts of impending attack over primary TBS if the raid
is closing; this task group. Task Group MAN will also be used to
supplement these reports. Warnings will also be transmitted over
3000 kes, if the condition of radio silence permits and the task
groups are not tactically concentrated.
(d) Keep the Force Fighter Director Officer informed at all times,
usipg KAN or 2096 kes, if the condition of radio silence permits.
(c) Transmit to this task group ranges and bearings of other task
groups when they open beyond SG radar range.

3. :c6rdance,;3gsi;h First-

Each ship in this Task Group will submit $h&? following information to
the Task Group Commander prior to sortio^&f' delivery is impossible
prior to sortie it shall be made by message drfegg^^^e^r^ye^L^me^- g,-*-­
l^lvl*''^ \."*V SaTF!
B
-
senger at the earliest practicable time,
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II 1
?* -I
Fighter Director.
APPENDIX IITO ANNEX "B" of CTG 58. L QpQrder 2-A5. iW&MIH C?f*101*11
3. Duties of the Ship Fighter Director Qfl|i|PffT^nt d^^
f iIJLILf
(a) Each carrier furnish a roster of its Air Group^embarked with
particular emphasis in the, fc^ptvicbl organization and voice calls

.
of the Fighter Squadron, delude diagram of aircraft tail
markings
(b) Each ship submit a complete list of all ships
radar and IFF
1
equipment. Where feasible include operational expectations and
limitations. Also indicate any blind areas in radar coverage.

4« Fighter direction Ships;


(a) The Task Group fighter direction control will be in the YORKTOWN
unless otherwise directed «, The normal sequence of Task Group
fighter director relief will be RANDOLPH, LANGLEY, CABOT, WASH­
INGTON, and NORTH CAROLINA.
(b) Iffor any reason, tactical command must,
be shifted to the next
responsible Commander, in the normal succession of command, the
Task Group fighter direction control will be assumed automatically
by the Fighter Director Officer of this commander 1s flagship. This
responsibility will continue until the emergency is under control,.
(c) The visual fighter direction duty willbe rotated between the
'

I/ASHJNGTON .and NORTH CAROLINA; This -duty will be assumed only


whexr'as signed by the Task- Group^Fighter director.
5. Radar and IFF Silence; Conditions of Radar and IFF silence are in
accordance with Annex Baker Cent Com Two, Change Two, The General
signals "Brker Sppus" and "Charlie Queen George" will be used on cir­
cuits in setting conditions of silence.
Unless otherwise directed by the OTC or CTG 58. U9 the following con­
ditions of Radar and IFF silence are in effect:
(a) Normal cruising: No conditions of radar silence. To reduce
maintainance and upkeep, carriers may secure one air search radar
at night (sunset to sunrise) at the discretion of Commanding
Officers. One Able Radar Guardship -and One Baker Radar Guardship
and ships of the screen net assigned picket duty may also secure

.
air search radars at night. Radars should be secured in standby
status
(b) During night V
strike \©r£-each objective:
Radar silence i*TBO EASY). During
this condition the Flagship of the Task Group Commander assumes
the low altitude SM responsibility. The first standby fighter
director ship with SM radar assumes the medium and high altitude
responsibility. This is not to be interpreted as limiting the
search of any SM radar, but assigns primary responsibility.
All conditions of radar and IFF silence are |*^#?'^e|t|^c^m|s|?^(if If
close to the Task Group.
B II
- -
with the first launch and also when enemy p3Jp|seJ^^e Jm^ftt^fco&be,^ l|^

2 Fighter
U|
Director,
||§^
APPENDIX IITO ANNEX 1!BH CTG 58.4- OpOrder 2-45

5. Radar and IFF Silence (Cont*d)


(c) BLs Only fighter director shisfs
tind designated radar guardsh:
A

will operate their BL equipment. Guard ships should energize their


BL only when challenging. Carriers may energize more frequently to

authorized to operate their BL equipment


6. Radar Guard and Radar Guardships;
.
check for emergency IFF. Pickets and other detached ships are

All guards shall be in accordance witjti


Annex MBI! CentComTwo, Change 2. Attention is directed to paragraph B2o|
of this annex. Z
(a) Radar Guard Able is assigned to the SANTA FE, BIRMINGHAM afid BILOXJ.
(b) Radar Guard Baker is aasigned to the WASHINGTON and NORTH CAROLINA^
}

(c) Radar Guard Fox is assigned to the WASHINGTON and NORTH CAROLINA.
(d) Radar Guard Charlie is assigned to the WASHINGTON and NORTH CAROLINA \u26 6
(c) Radar- Guard Dog will be assigned bythe Screen Commander. One
destroyer in each quadrant will be assigned this guard.
(f) Radar Guard Easy will be assigned by the Screen Commander. One
destroyer in each quadrant will be assigned this guard.
(g) Radar Guard George. This guard is in addition to those established
t>y Annex Baker, CentCom Two, Change 2. It is an altitude determin­
ing guard. This guard willbe assigned by the Task Group Fighter
Director Officer to the ships with SM, SP, MK4, 12 and/or 22 radars.
The primary responsibility is to determine the bogey's altitude.
It sould be noted that the duties of radar guards Baker and Fox are
allied short range radar search combined with a careful plot of friend­
ly aircraft flying at close ranges. Therefore these two guards are
assigned to the same guardships.
Any changes in radar guards Dog and Easy willbe forwarded by dispatch
to CTG 58.4,
All radar guardships shall immediately report any, failures of radar or
communication equipment to tie Task Gm^ja^j^Jlfcer Director^
sM "^*
Officer over
the task group IFD circuit. .<**^^^^/s,r -^/ ,
s
rr -^^ s

All ships not assigned radar guards "liai^iialrr comprehensive plot of all
contacts comensurate with existing conditions of radar silence.
These ships are not permitted to operate their BL equipment.

B
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APPENDIX IITO ANNEX "B11 TO CTG 58,U OpOrder 2-45. iftvf^f %
7. Radar Picket Shir^t
Cm tuvlil ftlli ™
These are considered fighter direction snips and mmm r
as such are free to use air and surface rada»siSs|\pbtain maximum cover­
age, Their mission is to search •p
con­
tacts. Screen Commanders, in as: shal*

select ships vdth best C.I.C. eg

Pickets should, in addition to the abowe.. to:


i

guarcfcjj3J>s and be prepared to conduct radar


(a) Act as ROM .intercept
jamming to the extent of equipment installed.
(b) Conduct Visual intercepts.
(c) Relay task group information to and from the tr.sk group, piokets^
and planes.
(d) Control ASP, SNASP, or Jacks.
(c) Assist in homing lost planes.
When a Combat Air Patrol reports on station to a picket ship, said
picket will have control of that CAP until he is released from duty.
8, Communications Communications will be carefully monitored and con­
;
trolled by the Task Group Fighter Director Officer. Proper voice pro­
ceedure and strict radio discipline must be observed. Fighter Directors
can do more than anyone else to keep the circuits clear and usable.
They will insist on:
(a) Correct radio procedure.
(b) Keeping radio transmissions down to an absolute minimum, and will
not permit unnecessary transmissions to be made.
(c) Observance of strict radio discipline on all circuits at all times,
(d) Use of each channel for its assigned and designated purpose only.
They shall be prepared to log any VHF channel assigned by the Task Group
Fighter Director Officer.
Once communications have been satisfactorily established, preliminary
call ups will not be made. This applies to base~to-sLane transmissions
as well as base-to-base. However, communications should be re-establish­
ed before the transmission of lengthy messages,
.
All information messages should end with "outM -^o^* ->*&

If routine reports, made from plane-tobase, iirM'readably i#iey will not


be relayed to the Task Group Fighter Director Officer r The Task Group
Fighter Director Officer will monitor all aircraft' and fighter director
circuits assigned this task group. Howe^ejt^ "Che parent carrier willbe
prepared to give an amplifying report if requested.

B
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II U Fighter Director.
AHTODH IITO ANNEX "B" TO CTG 58.4- OpOrder 2-45.
.^*»

**
Only properly assigned calls will bemused, r^ *^.fr*
All transmissions to the Task Group v^&gh&cr Director Officer requir!
action, or for information of the^ask Group Fighter Director Officer,

willbe addressed toUie Task Group Commander of Task Group 58,4. Ships*

Fighter Directors willuse the voice call of the ship. The word

"Base 11 may be added, but is not necessary.

9* C.I.C. Reporting; Reports of aircraft launched or landed willbe made


immediately upon the completion of the operation on the IFD circuit.
Use Deck Condition Code as per First Car TFI-IA, Part IV, paragraph
4-350, On condition w JigH reports include condition "Fox", or as soon
thereafter as planes are in condition uFoxtt #

Example.; "Hello Russia this is Phanton. Condition Jig Phantom 1


and 2 angels 20, Phantom 3 and 4- angels 10, Condition Sugar U ( or
Jack 1 and 2), Condition Fox 5 and 6 out 1."; In the above example
Phantom 1 would be senior and the flight leader.
Any ship detecting enemy air attacks (or suicide attacks) which develop
suddenly at close range shall immediately report it to the Task Group
Commander on TBS No, 1, the Primary Ytfarning and Maneuvering circuit.
At the same time this ship shall alert the Combat Air Patrol and
Jacks. After the initial alert all subsequent transmissions will be
handled on MAN,
Any fighter director ship having a close in radar bogey contact shall
commence interception immediately and then inform the Task Group Fighter
Director Officer of the action taken, "Close in" shall be interpreted
as 30 miles or less. Doubtful bogey contccts shall be included in
this category and investigated promptly by the Combat Air Patrol,
All bogey reports are to be made in plain language to the Task Group
Fighter Director Officer over the irf) channel. Bogeys outside of 45
miles will be carefully checked before reporting as such reports sjbart
a long series of transmissions. There has been a flagrant disregard of
ordinary common sense in the reporting of flash, single plot bogeys
during recent operations. At this range no single plot, flash bogey
indication should be reported. Check each bogey contact carefully.
When it is evaluated as bogey report it to the ?ask Group Fighter
Director Officer. When a bogey report is made one Fighter Director

.
Ship or Radar Guardship will confirm or deny the v,report with a trans­
mission ending with "out 11 Once a bogey and con­
firmed all subsequent reports should c«gj|
Fighter Director Officer directs the repfess the
Jack or ASP plane is reported as bogey^ an 4the
T.asWJroup
sh^pfo^»Hold v If a
tracking ship knows it
.
to be a friendly patrol plane, that^hip^wili come up immediately
«it& #£Q^a^ spk salJLs at (Range) aM^Bearing),"

B-11-5 Fighter Director


V
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APPENDIX IITO ANNEX "B« TO GTG 58.4 OpOrder 2-45 .-•#*r


m •

9# QIC
9» Reporting
Rer)orting (Cont'd) Ij1 1 1£^^/41% \ff"iff§
Fighter Director Officers will not withold s?£p6rts of bogies or
possible bogies from their commands pending a discussion of the con­
tact by Fighter Director Officers,
Any destroyer, assigned Radar guardship duties, having a bogey contact
shall immediately inform the Task Group Fighter Director Officer
using the IFD channel.
Altitude reports will be made as follows;
(a) Ifderived from SM or SP radars, "Raid One JeejD angels three."
(b) Ifderived from fade charts, "Raid One estimated angels three."
When fighter director ship reports, "Bogey faded for me !r any ship
still having contact will immediately report range and bearing of
both bogey and Combat Air Patrol.

10. Combat Air Patrols;


(a) Stationing: Combat Air Patrols will be fully instructed before
they leave the deck as to station, communications, and procedure
of reporting in to controlling bases. The normal stations, un­
less otherwise directed, will be in accordance with FirstCar
TFI-IA, Part 111, paragraph 3372. Local weather and the tact­
ical situation will govern any changes in station. CCotobat Air
Patrols on oxygen willexchange their station with the lower
Combat Air Patrols midway in the patrol period. The top Combat
Air Patrol willnot drop down until the relieving Combat Air
Patrol has reported in at altitude. Planes will be instructed in
this before leaving the deck. A single transmission from the
Combat Air Patrol going to altitude and the acknowledgment will
constitute all the transmissions necessary. Example; "Hello
Cobra 1 this is Phantom 3, on station angels 20, over." "Hello
Phantom 3 this is Cobra 1, Roger, out;" Cobra 1 will then drop
down to the lower station assigned.
(b) Report ing-in Procedure: Routine reporting procedure for relieving
Combat Air Patrol willbe for the section leader to report on
station and the division leader to report weather. Other divis­
ions will report in by call only. A single acknowledgment from
base will constitute the communication eh "Hello
Cobra this is Cobra 1-3 on station angels to^pbra 1-1."
"This is Cobra 1-1, weather 10-2-3-6, osrg f(f^bbra:s## «This
fe

"ffilsA
is Cobra 2-1, over tc Cobra 2-3. tt Cobra over to
Cobrr. Base." A single acknowledgment&from base is ell thst is
required. If any plane fails to check !Ln after a short interval

*h'
s.'* s
"*
?',m V; -?*•
V
* s;
\u25a0"'

a
one next
the reporting plane
next reporting
re-establish the
plane sfrall
chain*
s he alert to pick up his
i

B
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II 6 Fighter Director.
APPENDIX IITO ANNEX "Bv TO CTG 55,4 OpOrder 2-4.5.
«\u25a0 «• m

10 •
'
v Air^Patr.2.l s :(Cont d )
(b) (Contk!)
This shall net bo interpreted
fV'ozr. establishing satisfy Tboiycptoiii.iifi.tT.ons with, the Combat Air
P'ii-re 1,. If the ebove method j%tdisya direct call to the division
may lo made by in? base until Satisfactory communications are
GB'/abl.ishGil with each division.
When th3flight leader of the relieving Combat Air Patrol going
to potion at the highest assigned angels reaches the halfway
alt.f-ivjde, ho shr.ll report in to base, ending his transmission with
M oiif,u ,,
This shall "be interpreted as meaning that the patrols have '
:

Charlie'- by the parent carrier cy radio .


beer, relieved on station, and the patrols will bo given a "Prep
This without further
incj+.r actions from the Task Group Fighter Director Officer, unlesa
otherwise directed, Combat Air Patrols shall expedite their
dilnto to h&jf~way altitude so that airborne patrols may be re-
lievod proirtpoly*
..
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(c) \^:^4^J^^^^jyp^% "Prep Charlie 11 will constitute thf= only


lanijxg Jn^r.j'uc'oions to be given to any plane (excopt VFN) by
rr.dio., o>::oc-pt in cases of emergency. ,
No ''Chorrilo 11 ''Expedite
, :l ,
Chr.r'Li.o'' Fa/i:ick^" or '-Khat is your present position' 1 will be
'

tT'VQf-^.r'.'r^rt by radio except in cases of emergency,


ri.vi:.L!i7 onfercsd "oy the Task Group Fighter Director Officer.
This Fillbe

Lie'bu^ Q'id .sisals onjy v/d'll be used. Air Groups will he in»
docL^iraccl in tho Reedy Rooms and not. in the air by radio. No
i^lo-rt/rinrvi;ion neysagoo will bo transmitted by radio.

(d) R.r;.d:*3r A]l.Btx-iko ar.d search pianos vjill report in by radio


g:i\"ir.f< tbcn.r conpostlion :).:i plai.i. langoage and shackling their
ETA o-s Tj'l'.zz j'lii'cri.-.ction nay bo val-uabie to the enoiny. Bases will
not originate ratio crl^s jcsq^iasting this infermati -n from return­
ing pianos, vTI? chaoi.elfo abs:".;?ned the Combat Air Patrol are for
fighter direct ilon orJ;.<» ]-]ach fi.ghter director willkeep all other
pianos off these channels, /Vny single patrol plane -rithout oper­
ationa]. ::adic tshail l.iave a replacement launched. This does not

.
arris' if only one hour or less of the scheduled patrol period
remains
All Combat Air Patrols on Vector willmonitor 44.75 kes, which may
be used by permission of the OTC in event of material failure to
VHF.
All planes will check their transmitter tS^trke-off to
ir.r'.i.v::'v i:\u25a0•>.\u25a0:, b Vnx,y arc off., If i,Ms fa-c
1
eVe'lopes -^fille patrols

ar^ .La tbs e^ch flight leader i&llimmediately exeroioe every


mc.nn cvdilable to locate the defective radio "and take remedial

B
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/

APPENDIX IITO ANNEX »Bn TO CTG 58.4 OpOrder 2-45,

10. Combat Air Patrols :(Cont y d ) H


(c) Formation and Patrol Instructions:' Combat Air Patrols will be
fully instructed in "Formation X-ray11 and expect to fly same.
Formation X-ray shall be one-half of the Combat Air Patrol on
Vector flying at a lower altitude than the vectored altitude.
The flight leader shall assign the lower altitude taking into
consideration clouds and weather*
Combat Air Patrol should be instructed to fly a semi-tight orbit
and remain over this task group, unless otherwise directed. Base
should be sighted at intervals to remain on station properly* If
patrols cannot sight base sufficiently to stay on proper station
they shall inform their controlling base.
When two or more divisions of Combat Air Patrol are stationed at
the same altitude they will join up on the designated flight lead*?
-
er and become a single flight and will be addressed as one flight'
(USF IOA 6375), Only the flight leader Tall acknowledge for
vectors. The flight shall stay closely joined up. Pilots will
receive these instructions prior to take-off. If only one sectis&
or division is to be detached, the Fighter Director will select
the last section or division in the flight.
(f) Fuel Report: Any place having fifty gallons of fuel remaining
shall report, "Condition Queen". If less that fifty gallons
remain they shall Report, "Condition Queen" followed by the total
number of gallons remaining. It willbe assumed by base that
planes have more that fifty gallons if condition queen is net
reported. Bases will not originate messages requesting amount pf
fuel except in cases of emergency. Example : "Condition Queen
Meaning, "Ihave a total of thirty-five gallons of gasoline
3P%
remaining,".
(g) Scrambles: All scrambled Combat Air Patrols will be launched on
the secondary Combat Air Patrol frequency and controlled by their
parent bases. Scrambled fighters will rendezvous promptly in
their assigned rendezvous sector and report into base as soon as
join-up is completed. They willthen proceed to^pels fifteen.
(h) Control of CAP: If any fighter director sliM|jfßrassigßj|^ an
intercept and its information becomes jpo^i^^h^^a^^roup Fighter
Director Officer will be notified immediately i^^nat control
may be shifted to a base with better, ixf^ojnS&tfion. This shift
shall be made as expeditiously as jJSfes^fcle. This task group will
operate as a team and willnot rely on individual effort.
(i) Use of Emergency IFF: When there is a confused radar screen the
Conbat Air Patrol may be instructed to turn en their emergency
IFF for one minute in order to get a fix.
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n. Weather: Weather information willbe stated by a series of numerals in


the following order:
(a) Visibility in miles, »*jMtiM»Wrel--'tf^lft4% I
(b6 Cloud coverage in tenths. \u25a0""\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0%
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(d) Bottom of clouds in thousands' C^J^^bWT^^ll^
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(d) Top of clouds in thousands of feet, :'*^»~ M^\ w?^l#
This report willbe made as, "Weather'^o^2-3-6.
"
Flight leaders willbe alert to inform controlling bases of changes in
cloud layers and weather conditions, both on station and while on Vector,

12. Jacks; Jacks willbe assigned calls as follows: Base call first, Jack . .
second, and number third. Jack to the north will be Jack 1, to the
east Jack 2, to the south Jack 3, and to the west Jack 4, Each Jack
will fly to its assigned cardinal point, flying close alongside (200
yards) the three destroyers stationed on or near the cardinal point.
The destroyer having control willflash a series of single flashes by
light (northern control), or a series of double flashes (eastern con­
trol) or a series of tripple flashes (southern control), or a series of
quadruple flashes (western control). As soon as the Jack patrol spots
his controlling destroyer he willrock his wings. The destroyer will
then cease his flashes and originate the communication check. One call
from the controlling destroyer and an acknowledgement from the Jack will
constitute the communication check. The Jack willthen proceed out to.
its station.
A Jack willnever fly its patrol above angels one point five nor will
it open more than five miles from its controlling destroyer. A Jack
must be within visual range of the visual Fighter Director Officer at
all times. When controlling destroyer passes control: to another des­
troyer, the Task Group Fighter Director Officer need not be informed as
he will intercept the message on Channel Charlie or MAN, whichever is
the IFD circuit at that time.
Ifcommunications cannot be established with the Jack plane, the des­
troyer will promptly notify the Task Group Fighter Director Officer,
who will immediately order a relief for the Jack from the Combat Air
Patrol. A Jack, so relieved, will join the Combat Air Patrol. The
controlling destroyer assumes the responsibility of keeping the Jack
on station with a minimum of radio transmissions. However any ship
making a visual bogey contact will give a "snapper or" to the
nearest Jack.
\V

The Screen Commander willdesignate the 'oliin^r^fCroyers at least


fingLTlS
one hour before scheduled launching times, using £$& Ng.
launch and the IFD circuit at all subsequent launches
Nq. 1 at the first
In assigning
controlling destroyers the first consideration should be good radio, the
.
second fighter director personnel. It is preferable to keep control iri
the same des troyers,

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APPENDIX IITO ApEX "B" TO C3JG 58.4 OpOrder 2-45. 11l IP* f|1?C?1OO 1
13, Visual Fighter Direction; All ships shall nakerffroV^sfons''for visual
fighter direction and shall be prepared to alert the Jacks to visual
- Bogey contacts. Therefore steps should be taken to improve visual
fighter direction in every way possible. Promptness in alerting the
Jacks is a prime necessity. Any ship sighting suspicious aircraft
should immediately call the Jacks nearest to the contact, as follows:
.
ttCobra Jack Two, alert, Bogey my port beam, this is Evergreen out 11 The
initial alert should be followed as quickly as possible with a magnetic
vector to fly, or a relative vector if Jacks are in sight. All sub­
sequent vectors should be relative to the planes 1 heading (port or
starboard and number of degrees). Always prefix relative bearings
with "Port" or "Starboard", If visual intercepts are to be made by the
uso of magnetic headings, preceed each course change with the word
"Vector". Pilots will then know they are flying their compass and not
relative courses, "Vector" will never TDea^yMlMLf intercept is being
made "by relative headings. The lowesi^|MflpßstW Cqj^at Air Patrol
may also be used for visual figft «l*rm

On strike days, fueling days, low flying attacks


may be anticipated, the Task^Gr^pjfighter Director Officer may de­
signate one ship to assume visual fighter direction duty. Ship so de­
signated will usually be a Battleship. Visual fighter direction lay other,*
ships willsupplement that of the ship so designated, ,

Destroyers will fire warning bursts in the direction of the approach­


ing Bogey to alert the Task Group and the Jacks and inform them of the,
approach bearing of the Bogey, :

14. IJF: All Mark IIIFF is to be considered as enemy. Any plane on rout*
me patrols, operating singly and not showing IFF, will be recalled aijdi
a replacement launched. Replacements will not be launched if one hour:'
or less of the scheduled patrol remains. Any plane showing Mark 111
IFF, but of a suspicious nature, shall be investigated upon instructions
from the Task Group Fighter Director Officer, Any evidence of enemy use
of IFF shall be promptly reported to the Task Group Fighter Director
Officer, \u25a0i

15, Night Fighters: Tactical control of all VF(N) willrest with the Task
Group Fighter Director Officer, All night intercepts willbe directed
"by qualified night intercept officers. Night intercept officers Yfill
be prepared to pass control (or accept control) to other bases when so
directed by the Task Group Fighter Director Officer, All VF(N) willbe
assigned regular base calls of their parent carrier. The YORKTOWN and
RANDOLPH will rotate night intercept duty commencing with first night
of sortie. The carrier with the Ready Deck will have the night inter­
cept duty, *^^K\

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APPENDIX IITO ANNEX UBI! TO CTG 58.4 OpOrder 2-4-5.

16 • Lost Plane Procedure: Lostplanes will usually be honed by the parent


carrier. However, if several planes are lost simultaneously, the Task
Group Fighter Director Officer will designate one carrier to coordinate
and control the homing of all lost planes. During this period no plane
shall show emergency IFF until directed to do so by the homing carrier.
This willalleviate the confusion of emergency IFF and homing problems,
Refer to FirstCax TFI-IA, Part 111, paragraphs 3600, 3610, 3611, 3612,',
3613.

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COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-BIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION ORDER 2-45

AIR SUPPORT COMMUNICitTIOIfei^JI IR \\fc?« t*» JU


1* air Support Communications arc in accordance witn CentComTwo,
USF~7O(A), PacCall(Pac-71), Annex "F" to ComFif thFloot OpPlan 13-44
and ComPhibPac OpPlan A25-44, Annexes lfC M and "I",

Ne 3ossary data is repea


2. Necessary

Necessary \u25a0
repeated here for convenience and emphasiss »f

3. Nets
3. hfl and
uo and
emu .Frequencies:••

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A. Support Air Direction (S.uD-2)


A. ,142,03 Mcs/
(Primary SAD) (VHF)
\u25a0h
Support Air Direction (SAD-1) (VHP)
(VHP) 140 \u26 6 58 Mcs^;
B. Support Air Direction (Si*D-S) (HP)
B. 5155 Kcs»
(Secondary)
C. Support Air Request
C. (Si*R-l) 5465 Kcsi
Kcs|
D. General Warning Net
D.
E. Fighter Direction
E.
- Objective Area (VHP) -
3000

Support

P. Fighter Direction Emergency


P.
-
aircraft use only in EMERGENCY
Objective
142.74 Mcs.

area (P) 142,02 Mcs»

G. Direct Support Group (VHP)


G. 142.02 Mcs.
H. Special Strike Aircraft (VHP)
H. 142.02 Me 3.
I. Itinerant and Army Aircraft (VHP)
(VHP) 140.58 Mcs.
J. Air-Sea Rescue
J. (ASR) 4475 Kcs,
K. Local Air Warning (LAW-P)
K. 3465 Xcs #

L. air Support Command Net (uSC) (to carriers) 2620 Kcs.


4. All Direct Support and Special Strike aircraft reporting to
*"

CASCU . shall use 142.02 Mcs, and may be directed to shift to


other SAD frequencies after j-^peportinftjgi^gymijjAle operate 142*02 Mcs»
**>

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Support- VB and VT will be preset on 511ajK§i^sbe|;cys£w. f^"*r»i^


"
leaving deck, IIP'! Ift\,\ ?^» I
' * ""* ' * '
VP use 4475 Kcs. at all times.
TGC and all carriers will guard SAD -2 and S;*D-S during
day.

TGC Guard 2620 Kcs. and carriers intercept when practic­


able.

5. Note that Support Group Leaders report to Commander Air


Support Control Unit (GLACIER) on arrival and departure from ob­
jective area giving number of planes by type in his group. On
arrival give /additional date, required. Orders should come from
Commander air Support Control Unit (GLACIER) or Air Coordinator
(GEORGIA ).

6. AIR SE,* RESCUE:


If in distress report direct to Com Air Support Control
Unit on any of the following:

142.02 Mcs.
140.58 Mcs.
4475 Kcs.

5135 Kcs.

If reporting plane crash, precede message by saying C RASH


three times.
7. • Some calls from .uiinex I, ComPhibsJ^ac OpPlan A25-44 are
listed here for convenience.
Air Coordinator, sth. PhibPor GEORGL. (plus
number of flight
i.e. 3rd Air
Coord, for day
GEOHJIA-3)

Air Laison Observer


*!
(4th Marine Div ) . RIFLES
v: -;, Aj.r Laison pb-s^r^fr (sth Marine Div.) 30CKEYE
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APPENDIX 111 to ANNEX *OTG 58.4 OpOrder 2-45 § ||Vi j|,J $j \*f -IP !lI

Air Laison Observer (3rd Marine Div.) AUDITION


Comiiir Support Control Units, PhibsPac
Com Air Support Control Unit, TG 51.10 GLACIER (CxiSCU
after D-Day)

CoiruUr Support Control Unit, TG 52.10 EUTCHET (Fro-D-


Bay CASCU)
Comiar Support Control Unit, TG 53.10 8..NJ0
Conuiir Support Control Unit, TG 51.1 IRISH
Conkxir Support Control Unit, LanForHdqts. D*U"DY
'
CTP 51 \u0084NZAC
CTP 52 TROJ,',N

CTP 53 BUCKEYE
CTP 54 RUGBY
CTG 51.1 (Reserve) VICEROY
ComGen Exped Troops (CTF 56) MAINSPRING
ComGen Landing Force (CTG 56.1) IGLOO
ComGen Baker Landing Group HARLEM
ComGen Able Landing Group CONVENT
CTG 52.2 (CVE's) GAMECOCK
i.*ir Sea Kescue Motor Torpedo Boat WINCHELL (plus
number)

Shore Base Fighter Director

Air Defense Control Center and Fighter Director


— **GATE

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Control Tower Calls:


Field 1 MAPLE
Field 2

Field 3

Carriers Objective Area:


BIS!L*RK SEA

HOGGx^TT BAY
KITKUN BA'iY

LUNGA POINT
M-JCIN ISIi»ND
NEHEKTA BAY
ffiTROF BAY
S^GIIIVW BAY
S^L^IAUA
WAJCE ISK.ND

JJIZiIO

Fighter Directors Units:


AUBURN (AGC 10) 3RSKINE
ELDOiiADO (AGC 11) DELEGATE

SSTES (AGC 12) CRISSCKOSB


FREMONT (aPA 44) GOODLUCK
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--^]T^MjMOW
Plus several DD's and LST's not^^gp^fffere.
AppenaiXT
8. PYROTECHNIC CODE in paragrapKp^ "*' '" 'CT, "SNNEX .\u25a0
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III to
CoraPhibsPac OpPlan A25-44. KT*-^
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COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION ORDER NO. 2-45
Radar Countermeasureslffi^rl'^l »» ink
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1. General

a. Radar countermeasures willbe in accordance with Cent Com Two, Annex


Baker Change Two as modified or supplemented by Annex Fox to ComFifth
Fit OpPlan 13-44 and Part IV of ComFirstCar TFI-1A and Appendix TWO to
Annex »EH of ComFirstCarTaskForPac OpOfder 1-45- These should be studied
carefully by all interested personnel.

b, RCM jamming operations will be conducted ONLY on order from OTC

or TGC.

?
c. Radar countermeasures within Task Group 58.4 willbe controlled

by ComßatDiv 6 when present.

This plan will be put into effect only in


d. Code vthe absence of ComßatDiv 6 when TGC will control. Assign­ —
and informati ments will be made b^ despatch.., „. i-ts^^* ww
w *+*/*/
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Enemy radar intercept characteristics (Freq # PRF, pulse width, etc.)

XiJa, 4-ni vyj. ._^

can be reported by using General Signal Book, page 138 A and following.

2. Shipborne RCM

a. Ships assigned barrage jamming frequencies should always keep

their jammers tuned to their assigned frequencies.

b# All ships should realize that the APR-1 and SPR-1 intercept recei­
vers radiate somewhat and under certain operating conditions may cause
local interference with VHF, IFF, or air search radars. Careful intercept
receiver operation, including turning off hetrodyne oscillator if necess­
ary, willminimize any interference. Radar operators should learri to
recognize this interference, if present.

c. Intercept watch will be maintained when within range of enemy

'
_Otherv ise maintain 1^­

Airborne RCM
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a. Every effort willbe^ maci©


to install available RCM gear in suitable
aircraft. This gear should be manned by RCM personnel where practicable.
Keep TGD supplied with up to date information on status of airborne RCM
installations.
It is intended to furnish RCM gear for SVT on each carrier. One
m RQU 'Plaj^^w^U-d*%^ent with each strike, if possible.
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COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION ORDER NO.


TO

Radar Count erme asur e siliftiff£% 1 Jl


2-4?
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1. General

a. Radar count ermeasures willbe in accordance with Cent ComTwo, Annex


Baker Change Two as modified or supplemented by Annex Fox to ComFifth
Fit OpPlan 13-44 and Part IV of ComFirstCar TFI-1A and Appendix TvVO to
Annex "E" of ComFirstCarTaskForPac OpOfder 1-45. These should be studied
carefully by all interested personnel.

b f RCM jamming operations -will be conducted ONLY on order from OTC


or TGC.

c. Radar count ermeasures within Task Group 58*4 will be controlled


by ComßatDiv 6 when present.

d. Code words and plans for ordering and reporting RCM operations
and information are listed in Paragraphs 4500 and 4530 to 4537 of TFI-IA. -^^^m
Enemy radar intercept characteristics (Freq., PRF, pulse width, etc.)
can be reported by using General Signal Book, page 138 A and following.
l^^H
2. Shipborne RCM
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a. Ships assigned barrage jamming frequencies should always keep


their jammers tuned to their assigned frequencies.
b. All ships should realize that the APR-1 and SPR-1 intercept recei­
vers radiate somewhat and under certain operating conditions may cause
local interference with VHF, IFF, or air search radars. Careful intercept
receiver operation, including turning off hetrodyne oscillator if necess­
ary, willminimize any interference. Radar operators should learrl to
recognize this interference, if present.

c. Intercept watch willbe maintained when within range of enemy


search planes.

d# - Ships should carry radar decoy balloons (gulls) as follows: CV


- 30;
OVL 10.
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Airborne RCM -*•'!.

a. Every effort willbey macle to install available R(M gear in suitable


aircraft. This gear should be manned by RCM personnel where practicable «
Keep TGC supplied with up to date information on status of airborne RCM
installations.
It is intended to furnish RCM gear for SVT on each carrier. One
| g% g R<M|g^aw|gyiU.iJirtejent with each strike, if possible.
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APPENDIX 4 TO ANNEX "B" to CTG ss\% OpOrder 2-45


?: V \
3. Airborne RCM (Con ft
,b # Airborne intercept guards willbe assigned on every strike in
order to obtain up-to-date information on enemy radar frequencies. New
frequencies found should be reported immediately.

c. Initially airborne jajro&ers should be tuned for 200 MC, New


frequencies willbe designated when found* Be sure .jammers are turned
OFF when leaving AA area^
d. All VT and VB strike planes should carry at least 1/2 carton
of window* Half of the planes carry 200 MC window and the other half
carry 10 CM window*

c. Calculating from best available information, it is believed that


optimum protection can be obtained by dropping two sleeves of 200 MC
window every four seconds and one unit (32*000 dipoles) of 10 CM window
every four seconds.

4» Shipborne Intercept Assignments,


a. .Guard Ablo DORTCH
', YORKTOWN

Guard
>r
IffIOLPH

b. Ships assigned Picket duty willautomatically shift to Guard


Baker, paying particular attention to the frequencies covered by Guard
Easy.

5•5 • Shipborne Barrage Frequency Assignment s ,


a. 155 Me.
157 Me.
159 Me. 1^- ,»

153 Me.
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iM^^^-^
151 Me.

B-IV-2 Hadar
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APPENDIX 4 to ANNEX »B" to CTG 58.4 OpOrder 2-45


#"*% fjLI**Pn# «
5* Shipborne Barrage frequency; As sijtgipents yCon'lS?.
t

b. The center barrage jamming frequency shown above is 155 Me. If


a new center frequency is ordered, each ship willmaintain the same num­
erical difference from the new center frequency as is shown above.

c. During barrage jamming, the willuse its TDY trans­


mitter to fillin any apparent holes in the barrage jamming frequency
range.

6. Shipborne Spot Jamming Assignments.


a. The following ships willkeep their TDY transmitters adjusted to
spot jam on order as follows:

145-165 Me. band

200 Me, band

500 Me. band

7. Airborne Intercept Assignments.

a. Unless otherwise directed, each carrier will cover the band 75


to 3400 Me. as completely as equipment and personnel will permit.

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COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POiy^-IJE^EKATION ORDER, NO * 2-4j


r2-4jr

Radar Count erne asures J?l&nm *^# » ,£% g sp»*i !»•*\u25a0£•%

1. General

a. Radar oountermeasures willbe in accordance with Cent ComTwo, Annex


Baker Change Two as modified or supplemented by Annex Fox to ComFifth
Fit OpPlan 13-44 and Part IV of ComFirstCar TFI-1A and Appendix TVJO to
Annex "EH of ComFirstCarTaskForPac OpOrder 1-45 • These should be studied
carefully by all interested personnel.

b. RCM jamming operations willbe conducted ONLY on order from OTC


or TGC t

c. Radar count erme asures within Task Group 55.4 will be controlled

by ComßatDiv 6 when present*

d. Code words and plans for ordering and reporting RCM operations
and information are listed in Paragraphs 4500 and 4530 to 4537 of TFI-IA.
Enemy radar intercept characteristics (Freq., PRF, pulse width, etc.)
can be reported by using General Signal Book, page 138 A and following.
2, Shipborne RCM
a. Ships assigned barrage jamming frequencies should always keep

their jammers tuned to their assigned frequencies.

b. All ships should realize that the APR-1 and SPR-1 intercept recei­
vers radiate somewhat and under certain operating conditions may cause
local interference with VHF, IFF, or air search radars. Careful intercept
receiver operation, including turning off hetrodyne oscillator if necess­
ary, will minimize any interference. Radar operators should learri to
recognize this interference, if present.

c. Intercept watch willbe maintained when within range of enemy

search planes.

-
d. Ships should carry radar decoy balloons (gulls) as follows: CV
- J>§\
CVL 10.
«m>

3. Airborne RCM \u25a0J&fr


a. Every effort willbe made to install available gear in suitable
aircraft. This gear should be manned by RCM-^i^^ae-1' where practicable*
Keep TGC supplied with up to date
installations.

informatic^w^s'latus of airborne RCM

It is intended to furnish RCM gear for SVT on each carrier. One

RCM plane willbe sent with each strike, if possible.

possible.

B-IV-1 Radar
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APPENDIX 4 TO ANNEX «B« to CTG 55.4

3> Airborne RCM (Oon»t

, b. Airborne intercept guards willbe assigned on every strike in


order to obtain up-to-date information on enemy radar frequencies. New
frequencies found should be reported immediately.

c. Initially airborne jammers should be tuned for 200 MC. New


frequencies willbe designated when found. Be sure Tjammers are turned
OFF when leaving AA area,

d. All VT and VB strike planes should carry at least 1/2 carton


of window. Half of the planes carry 200 MC window and the other half
carry 10 CM window.

c. Calculating from best available information, it is believed that


optimum protection can be obtained by dropping two sleeves of 200 MC
window every four seconds and one unit (32^000 dipoles) of 10 CM window
every four seconds.

4» Shipborne Intercept Assignments.


a. Guard Able DORTCH

Guard Baker BARTON, YORKTOM


Guard Charlie SAN DIEGO

Guard Dog BILOXI, CABOT


Guard Easy LANGLEY, RANDOLPH
b. Ships assigned Picket duty willautomatically shift to Guard
Baker, paying particular attention to the frequencies covered by Guard
Easy.

5. Shipborne Barrage Frequency Assignments.


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APPENDIX 4 to ANNEX «B« to CTG 53.4 OpOrder 2-ifc*^* Oi'llil Al^"'^l"flflB

5« Shjpborne Barrage frequency Assijjgnment s (Con't).


b. The center barrage jamming frequency shown above is 155 Me. If
a new center frequency is ordered, each ship willmaintain the same num­
erical difference from the new center frequency as is shown above.

c. During barrage jamming, the willuse its TDY trans­


mitter to fillin any apparent holes ir
in the barrage jamming frequency
range.

6, Shipborne Spot Jamming Assignments.

a. The following ships willkeep their TDY transmitters adjusted to


spot jam on order as follows:

145-165 Me. band

200 Me. band

500 Me. band

7* Airborne Intercept Assignments..


a. Unless otherwise directed, each carrier will cover the band 75
to 3400 Me. as completely as equipment and personnel willpermit. ,

B-IV-3 Radar
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ANNEX "C"'
TO

COMMANDER TASK GROUP FIFTY-EIGHT POINT FOUR OPERATION ORDER NO 2-4.5


PART I

GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ffpf\; s%\lfiFfl

*"* " **
References: (a) General Tactical Instructions /
(b) Part 111, USF-IO(A)
(c) Part I, TFI-1A

1* Cruising Dispositions.

(a) Cruising Dispositions 5-R, SV, 5-C and Special Dispositions


"GEORGE 11 and '"EASY" willbe the standard formation designations
for use in this Task Group, Modified forms of this basic dis­
positions willbe designated by adding a number to the basic
designation. Example: Cruising Disposition 5-V-lj Cruising
Disposition 5-V-2 etc.
(b) Descriptions of prescribed formations and station assignments
for current operations are included in Appendix I to this Annex.

from van to rear willbe CV's CVL's BB's


-

(c) Column. Unless otherwise directed, when forming column, the order
-

CA's and CL's in


-
order of ascending hull numbers, except that the Task Group Flagship
will always be guide in van. Standard distance willbe 1500 yards.
2, Tactical Standards for this Task Group willbe as follows:'
(a) Normal turns will be made with a tactical diameter of 1200 yards..
(b) Emergency turns will be made with a tactical diameter of 1000 yards.

(c) Acceleration rates (propeller revolutions for speed indicated) will



ke_jis_f ollows :

,ge C-Part 1-1, para. 2(c), change to read:


W.
0-15 Knots 3 Minutes
H

21-23 «II 2 « \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.^^'^


»it »«
23-24 - " 2 "
"\u25a0A 24-25
Above 25
" 3
4
" "
per knot
H "
t?

afS 52 SS&"
d
Klion." the times sh°™ for normal-P«- will
accelera­

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STANDARD ANNEX MG" to CTG 58. 4 OpOrder 2-45

3* Screening, The following special instructions are effective.


(a) The screen commander is responsible for screening the formation.
He willalso be responsible for designating picket destroyers and
unless otherwise directed ?;illmaintain Task' Group
' pickets in
accordance with instructions in Paragraph 1000^, TFI-IA, keeping
Task Group Commander informed, TGC willinsure that Screen Commander
receives information on changes in Task Force Axis,
(b) Axis or screen origin for circular screen willbe 000° (T) and will
not be affected by rotation of formation axis, or changes of course.

(c) It is desired, in order to minimze TBS transmissions and visual


signalling, that the Screen Commander issue such screening doctrine
as practicable, consistant with satisfactory screening practice, to
provide for closing the van automatically when temporary vacancies
occur, without necessitating a complete reassignment of screen
station? , In such cases, although a partial screen is obtained, it
shall -be considered a circular screen with vacant stations in the
rear> and screen axis willremain on 000° (T) •
(d) A partial screen will reorient when course changes are made by Corpen
signal but will net reor ient on turn signals*

(c) Unless otherwise directed by Task Group7 Commander the Screen Commander
willprovide plane guard destroyers as" follows:
(l) During strikes or group' air operations maintain plane guard
riiunV-er ono on station 1000 yards from formation center on
bearing 135° relative to the wind direction, and plane guard
number two same distance on bearing 225° relative to wind direc­
tion. These two plane guards are stationed near the center of the
formation so they can guard all carriers.

(2*) During routine air patrols, as when cruising, a single


plane guard will be stationed approximately on I^Bo,. f

(3) For.predawn launches, night operations and' landing of dusk


jack patrols, statior. plane guards bearing ; 165° relative to
the wind direction 1000 yards from each operating carrier.
(4) Plane guards .will return to screen

air operations are scheduled.

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(5) For unscheduled night air operations the Screen Commander will
not attempt to station a plane guard unless specifically directed
Task Group Commander,
(6) Plane guards should be alert^ to vary station as necessary to
avoid interference with aircraft in the landing circle.
(7) All ships in the screen should be. alert to assist in rescue
operations if necessary.

(f) The Screen Commander willprovide TBS linking vessels when directed
by Task Group Commander*

(g) Ships sent on a detached' mission (rescue of survivors, investigation


of contacts, etc.,) will, in the absence of other instructions^ main-
tain TBS contact. If the Commanding Officer feels that additional
time would enable him to accomplish his mission he should so inform
the Task Group Commander before losing contact.

4» General Notes.
(a) Task Group formation axis willbe si^ialled by the Task Group
Commander. Normally any rotation of formation axis or change of
disposition will be made with respect to t/he formation center whether
that station is occupied or not. However, all ships are cautioned
to be alert for a signal (over TBS) from the Task Group Commander
directing rotation of formation axis about a disignated guide ship.
This may be done when change in formation axis is desired, while mak­
ing high speed, to avoid requiring some ships to steam at excessive
speed in taking new stations.

(b) Allships are expected to maintain position in assigned stations


in formation, but this does not prohibit carriers, except the guide,
from making FLIGHT adjustment s in station during air operations as
necessary, nor other heavy ships from making temporary adjustments
to avoid interference with aircraft landing or launching operations.
The guide willmaintain signalled course and speed.

5» Special Instructions for Carriers.


(a) Except when the Task Group is fueling or in case of
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(b) During fueling, scheduled air operations authorized the carrier con­
cerned to conduct the launching or landing at the scheduled time by
method Baker without further instructions. However whenever method
Baker is used, whether fueling or not, the operating carrier is direc­
ted to remain within screened waters by proceeding in advance to best
starting point before turning into the wind. If operations are delayed
due to fouled deck or other causes, the carrier should turn back toward
original starting point in the formation until ready to resume opera­
tion. Under conditions of light wind when launching or .landing opera­
tions can not be completed before running out of screened water the
carrier will, when practicable, discontinue the operation long enough
to return to a position where operations can be continued and completed
within screened waters.
(c) If unscheduled launchings or landings become necessary (emergency
forced landings, etc.,) the parent carrier willimmediately notify
the Task Group Commander who will either turn the formation into the
wind or direct that method Baker be used. If directed to use method
Baker, the subject carrier willbe in all respects ready to conduct
the required operation prior to turning into the wind and willutilize
all available time to move to a position from which the operation can
be completed within the formation screen.

6, Sortie and Entry Instructions r


(a) Sortie and Entry Plan as necessary for current operations willbe
prepared and distributed by the Task Group Commander. Current Sortie
Plan is Appendix IIto this Annex.
(b) During sortie ships will proceed without signal from the Task Group
Commander, zigzagging independently until POINT OBOE has been passed.

(c) When returning to port, the Task Group Commander willmaneuver the
Task Group to vicinity of POINT "OBOE" at. which time he will hoist
Signal to "Entqr Port". Thertmf tnr ahipo will si-gaa^ iinUipa:
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