The 4th Marine Division In World War Two

Carl | April 17, 2013 

The 4th Marine Division was officially activated on 16 August 1943 at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.

The 4th Marine Division was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for Saipan and Tinian, 15 June to 1 August 1944. Units of the division included in assault troops of the V Amphibious Corps, reinforced, were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, and those included in support troops of the V Amphibious Corps, reinforced, were awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for Iwo Jima, 19-28 February 1945.

The 4th Marine Division (Headquarters) participated in authorized operations and engagements in the Asiatic-Pacific Area as follows:

Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls – 1-8 February 1944.
Capture and occupation of Saipan – 15 June to 24 July 1944.
Tinian capture and occupation – 24 July to 7 August 1944.
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima – 19 February to 16 March 1945.


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