Argus Unit 4

Commanding Officer – Lt. Richard H. Whittet

Left Port Hueneme – 24 June 1943

Locations:  Port Hueneme, CA – Vella Lavella Island, Solomon Islands

Campaigns:  Operation Toenails – Vella Lavella

Known Officers:

Healey, R.A.

Heaps, Laverne T.   Lt.

Dashen, John Jr.

Known Enlisted:           Upon Commissioning

Alexander, Allen B.  Cox – Anderson, Springer N.  F2c – Atkins, Joe N.  StM2c – Bacci, John J.  PhM1c – Blackwell, Keith G.  RM3c – Bordner, Harold K.  SK1c – Bowker, Raymond A.  S2c – Boysen, Bernard T.  Jr.  RM3c – Brown, Billy E.  RM3c – Buffington, Dale G.  ART2c – Bumgardner, Paul H.L.  S2c – Byles, Leo  S2c – Byrd, James J.  F1c – Carkhuff, Thomas G.  F1c – Cherry, Charles C.  S1c – Culbreath, Robert L.  S2c – Davis, Theodore N.  S2c – Dellavalle, Albert J. Jr.  S2c – Dessaussois, Oscar F.  S2c – Donovan, William P.  S2c – Dufresne, Benjamin O.  RT2c – Elam, Harlan H.  S2c – Farrar, Thomas H.  PhM3c – Fitch, Joseph A.  ARM3c – Flanigan, Ellis B.  RM1c – Gillman, Lester P.  GM1c – Giser, Harold W.  ART2c – Goetsch, Elmer G.  S2c – Goolsby, Jim F.  S2c – Gorbet, Harold S1c – Green, Abraham B. Jr.  RM3c – Green, Joseph B.  StM2c – Hamilton, Ernest C.  S2c – Harrell, Albert C.  CPhM(AA) – Hawkins, Frank L. Jr.  ART2c – Hester, Shaffer  S2c – Hickson, Clar J.  SC3c – Holt, Richard B.  S2c – Hooks, Johnnie B.  S2c – Horton, Glen G.  S2c – Horvath, Stephen J. Jr.  RM3c – Houston, Sam A.  S2c – Hutcheson, Clyde D.  S2c – Hyatt, Elmer K.  S2c – Jackson, William I.  S2c – Jones, Arthur G.  S2c – Jones, LeRoy Jr.  S2c – Kelter, John H.  S2c – King, Robert W.  S2c – Kirk, James G. Jr.  S2c – Kreidt, Bernhardt A.  S2c – Kruse, Donald D.  RT2c – Mann, John F.  S2c – Martin, James E.  S2c – Mercer, Russell G.  S2c – Mitchell, Leroy  S2c – Mitchell, Thomas C.  S2c – Molena, John S2c – Moody, Floyd E,  S2c – Morales, Albert  S2c – Moran, Marvin T.  S2c – Moran, Talmadge O.  RM3c – Morgan, Clarence  S2c – Murphy, Jack F.  S2c – Nakich, Mickey W.  RM3c – Neel, Frederick T.  S2cc – Newman, Jona D.  S2c – O’Brien, Charles D.  S2c – O’Donnell, Maurice F. Jr.  Y2c – O’Keefe, Joseph E.  PhM2c – O’Loughlin, Donald P.  S1c – Orr, John C.  RM3c – Owen, Arthor L.  S2c – Patrick, Harold M.  S2c – Pearson, Bayard P. Jr.  RT2c – Prescott, Edgar P.  S2c – Pruett, CLeveland F.  S2c – Pruski, Ralph J.  RM3c – Reveal, Charles A.  ART2c – Roberts, James A.  S2c – Robinson, Raymond L.  ARM3c – Robers, Lee P.  StM2c – Roth, George E.  S2c – Roth, Jake E.  S2c – Rowland, Alton D.  S2c – Ruskauff, Joseph A.  S2c – Russell, Wade  S2c – Russo, Ruben J.  S2c – Scott, Blake  S2c – Scoville, Robert V.  CEM(AA) – Setchell, Lousi J.  RM3c – Shannon, William H.  StM2c – Sheets, Marvin “D”  S2c – Shop, Charles R.  Bkr3c – Shingleton, William M.  S2c – Smith, Floyd H.  S2c – Smith, Hubert A.  Ck2c – Smith, James W.  Y3c  – Strating, Irvin K.  S2c – Sumpter, Sherman L.  StM2c – Tildotson, Richard E.  RM3c – Towns, George “B”  StM2c – Vaden, Willis E.  S2c – Van Goethem, George J.  S2c – Vickerman, Edward  F3c – Weaver, William A.  Jr.  RM3c – Williams, Herbert M.  S2c – Wilson, Jesse H. Jr.  S2c  – Wolf, Ernest L.  S2c – Woolworth, Kenneth C.  RM3c – Zechmann, Joseph L.  RT2c

Additional Known Enlisted:                                                             Date Assigned To Unit 4:

Rating/Rank as of date assigned

Campbell, Earl F. Jr.  S2c                                                                               6-25-1943

Stone, John W. Jr.  S2c                                                                                  6-26-1943

Wylie, Edwin M.  S2c                                                                                      6-25-1943

Blevins, Harry Jr.  PhM2c                                                                               9-5-1943

Narrative:

Argus Unit 4 was commissioned  21 June 1943

To date no documentation has been found indicating when Unit 4 was decommissioned, however, Unit Muster Rolls dated 31 October 1943 show all enlisted personnel transferred for further assignment as of that date.

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