California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
San Benito County California State Militia Units, 1942-1943
San Benito Battalion,
Licensed 21 December 1942. License revoked 1 October 1943 by Special Order 265. Commanded by Clarence Bacon
Licensed 21 December 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 R.C. Taggert
Consisted of one officer and 56 enlisted members.
Met at Hollister High School Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.
On 9 October 1942 the unit recived a defense mission to protect the following:
Gas lines from Kettleman City to San Francisco passing through San Benito County.
Oil pipeline and pumping station passing through San Benito County from Kettleman City and San Francisco Bay Area.
California Highway 156 bridge over the San Benito River
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