California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
Santa Clara County California State Militia Units, 1942-1943
 
 
Almaden
Almaden Rifles: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by F.C.Kratz of Los Gatos.
Alviso
Alviso Rifles: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by H. C. Clampitt.
Campbell
Campbell Minute Men: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by Theodore A Cutting. The 26 January 1943 Fifth Area Station List indicated that the unit was not drilling.
Los Gatos
Los Gatos Rifles: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by Thomas Tracy.
Milpitas
Milpitas Rifles: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by A. T. Spangler.
Mount Hamilton
Mount Hamilton Rifles: Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by H. J. North.
San Jose
San Jose Commandos: Licensed 21 December 1942. Special Order 177 consolidated the San Jose Commandos with the California State Guard's Company M, 9th Regiment of form Company A, 4th Battalion, 33rd Regiment effective 1 July 1943. License revoked October 1943 by Special Order 265. The 26 January 1943 Fifth Region Station List stated that:
  • The unit was commanded by L. C. Bernard.
  • The unit consisted of one officer and 33 enlisted members.
  • The unit drilled on Fridays.
  • On 6 October 1942, the unit recieved the defense mission to protect the Southern Pacific Railroad and Western Pacific Railroad trestles and highway bridges over the Coyote River,
  • San Jose Snipers: Licensed 26 October 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265.
    Sunnyvale
    Sunnyvale Rifles: Licensed 26 October 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. The 26 January 1943 Fifth Region Station List stated that:
  • The unit was commanded by 1st Lt Earnest M. Stout of Mountain View.
  • The unit consisted of one officer and sevent enlisted members,
  • On 6 October 1942 the unit received a mission to defend installation as directed by the district commander.
  • The unit drilled at 7:30 pm, Wednesdays at the Sociedad Cervantes Espanola Hall, 121 Taffy Street, Sunnyvale.
     
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    Posted 11 January 2018