Commanding Officer – Lt. Comdr. Henry A. Batchelor
Left Port Hueneme – 22 May 1943
Locations: Port Hueneme, CA – NAS Puunene, Maui, T.H. – Tarawa
Renamed from Argus Unit 3
Campaigns: Operation Galvanic
*Berman, Leonard S., Lt(jg) – Brissenden, Carrol Walter, Lt(jg) – Mc Gillicuddy, Earle T., Lt(jg) -Robesky, Donald A., Lt(jg) – Wyckoff, John J., Lt(jg) – Taft, William, Howard, Lt(jg)*
*rank as of 31 August 1943
Known Enlisted: from Muster Rolls dated 30 June 1943
Berk, Milton H RdM3c – Boutilier, Earl G S1c – Bresett, Edmond T S1c – Bruno, Dominic A CM3c – Clark, Clayton F GM3c – Cunial, Gene J S1c – Damms, Arthur D RdM3c – Danskin, James R S1c – Dawson, Richard A S2c – De Shay, Robert E S1c – Diskin, Thomas F RM3c – Dick, Wilbur H S1c – Dwyier, Fred L GM3c – Fangett, Charles F Jr RM2c – Fassaro, Lawrence J RM3c – Finato, Angelo J S1c – Fitzgerald, Richard W RM2c – Fitzsimons, Daniel J RM2c – Gaynor, Louis J S2c – Grace, Frank J S2c – Gray, Edward RdM3c – Harris, Douglas P Y3c – Heresko, Andrew CRM(AA) – Hill, LeRoy R Y3c – Kizer, Willian Jr S2c – Klemm, Edward R RT1c – Krinsky, Jack RM2c – Lawson, Melder E S2c – Linick, Herman J RM3c – Lopes, Harry W RM3c – Lucindo, Joseph J S1c – Marconi, Michael J S1c – Marshall, William N ART2c – Maser, David RdM3c – McClurkeenm William J RdM3c – McDonald, James L L S2c – Meier, Karl E RT3c – Mendoza, Pat F S2c – Michaels, Anthony G RT1c – Miksit, George L RdM3c – Moody, Moses A S2c – Mott, David L S2c – Moutaw, James W S2c – Nalley, James D S2c – Nauseda, Clemons G MoMM2c – Neal, Clarence D S2c – Noriega, Frank S2c – O’Donnell, Cassell L S22c – Oliver, Daniel O S2c – Ondek, Andrew P RdM3c – Parisi, Leo M RdM3c – Paschall, Billy H S2c – Patterson, Mack RM3c – Peles, John Jr RdM3c – Pemberton, Grady H S2c – Peterson, Cleo J S2c – Phillips, Allen W Jr Cox – Pirkkala, Onni J ART2c – Platt, Harold S RM3c – Prinz, Durwood C S2c – Putney, Richard B S1c – Readman, Billy R S2c – Reed, James M RT2c – Rehn, Charles RT2c – Renner, Theodore E Jr RdM3c – Renfro, Cecil F S2c – Reynolds, Douglas P S2c – Richardson, Jack C S2c – Robinson, Jack A RdM3c – Rohde, Carl F S2c – Rosas, Oscar M S2c – Roth, Henry ARM2c – Roy, James R S2c – Rumsey, Harold J S1c – Runels, Tommy L S2c – Runnels, Carl D S2c – Rushing, William E S2c – Schneider, Robert A GM3c – Schultze, Carl E RdM3c – Semon, Everett R S1c – Teegarden, William M RM3c – Tomkovich, Frank T RM3c – Twohig, Walter P S1c – Vandiver, Paul C RM3c – Walczak, Charles W ARM3c – Walker, Robert D EM1c – Wertz, William F RM2c – Whitford, Fred W Cox – Williams, Ernest A MoMM2c – Williamson, John T SK3c – Wilson, Chester R MoMM2c – Winiecke, Clarence V MoMM2c – Woodgate, Alfred G RT2c
from List of Passengers USS Panay dated 28 August 1943
*Bruno, Dominic A., CM3c – Clark, Clayton F., GM3c – Cunial, Gene J., S1c – Damms, Arthur R., RdM3c – Danskin, James R., S1c – Dawson, Richard A., S2c – Deshaw, Robert E., S1c – Dick, Wilbur H., S1c – Dwyier, Fred L., GM3c – Fangett, Charles F. Jr., RM2c – Fassaro, Lawrence J., RM3c – Finato, Angelo J., S1c – Fitzgerald, Richard W., RM2c – Gaynor, Louis J., S2c – Grace, Frank J., S2c – Heresko, Andrew, CRM (AA) – Lawson, Melder E., S2c – Linick, Herman J., RM3c – Marshall, William N., ART2c – Moutaw, James W., S2c – Mott, David L., S2c – Nauseda, Clemons G., MoMM2c – Noriega, Frank S2c – Pemberton, Grady H., S2c – Pirkkala, Onni J., ART2c – Printz, Durwood C., S2c – Putney, Richard B., RM3c – Readman, Billy R., S2c – Reed, James M., RT2c – Reynolds, Douglas P., S2c – Rohde, Carl F., S2c – Roth, Henry, ARM2c – Runels, Tommy L., S2c – Rushing, William E., S2c – Schneider, Robert A., GM3c – Teegarden, William M., RM3c – Tomkovich, Frank T., RM3c – Twohig, Walter, P., S1c – Walczak, Charles W., ARM3c – Walker, Robert D., EM1c – Whitford, Fred W., Cox. – Williams, Ernest A., MoMM2c – Williamson, John T., SK3c -Woodgate, Alfred G., RT2c*
*rate/rating as of 31 August 1943
Additional Known Enlisted: Date Assigned to Unit 10
Rating/Rate as of date assigned to unit
Firestone, James J. EM3c 19 July 1943
Lucido, Joseph J. S1c 29 July 1943
Mott, David L. S2c 29 July 1943
Nalley, James D. S2c 29 July 1943
Roy, James R. S2c 29 July 1943
Semon, James R. S1c 29 July 1943
Diskin, Thomas F. RM3c 25 September 1943
McClurken, William J. RdM3c 27 September 1943
Platt, Harold S. RM3c 27 September 1943
Adams, Melvin V. S2c 19 October 1943
Clifton, George E. S2c 19 October 1943
Graverson, John A. S2c 19 October 1943
Hoel, Raymond C. S2c 19 October 1943
McManus, Robert H. S2c 19 October 1943
Miksit, George L. RdM3c 3 October 1943
Argus Unit 10 Unit Muster Rolls indicate that the Unit received it’s initial complement of enlisted personnel 21 May 1943 – the Unit commissioning date.
Unit 10 arrived at NAS Puunene 6 June 1943, at least portions of the Unit departed 28 August 1943.
No decommissioning date has been found to date.
Argus Unit Ten was awarded the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION for actions 23 Nov 43 to 1 Feb 44 in the Gilbert Islands.
This booklet was written by the Commanding Officer of Acorn 14 for distribution to unit personnel. Acorn 14 was on Betio Island with Argus 10.
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The cartoons for this booklet were drawn by – John R. Somerville, RM2c, Acorn 14
Booklet courtesy of Christine and Bob Holden
photo courtesy of Carolyn Vandiver Withrow