PARAMARINES

1st Marine Parachute Regiment,U.S.M.C. 1940-44

PARAMARINES - 1st Marine Parachute Regiment,U.S.M.C. 1940-44

HISTORY
1st Marine Parachute Bn 26.10.1940
2nd Marine Parachute Bn
3rd Marine Parachute Bn

1st Marine Parachute Regiment activated 1.4.1943 at Camp Kiser,New Caledonia

ordered to disband 30.12.1943
disbanded 29.2.1944

Note: It was required for them to be unmarried

Guadalcanal campaign
Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo
Battle of Edson's Ridge
Solomon Islands campaign
Raid on Choiseul
Bougainville campaign
Raid on Koiari

They did not parachute into combat in the Pacific, but supported beach raids. 4 former Paramarines later awarded Medal of Honor.
Roll Of Honour: 92Awards: 23Images: 38Links: 0
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