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California and the Second World War
Military Units in California, 7 December 1941
 
United States Army
Bakersfield Municipal Airport, Bakersfield
Hq, Air Corps Basic Flying School
324th School Squadron
325th School Squadron
326th School Squadron
327th School Squadron
525th School Squadron
526th School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 72nd Air Base Group (Special):
78th Material Squadron (Special)
64th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Company L, 34th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, Company A, 93rd Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Burbank
Det, Western Air Corps Procurement District
Camp Callan, La Jolla
166th Station Hospital
Camp Haan, Riverside
37th Coast Artillery Brigade (AA)
65th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
78th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
205th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
101st Coastal Artillery Brigade (AA), Minnesota National Guard
206th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
216th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
217th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)
121st Coast Artillery Battalion (AA)
7th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenace)
18th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance)
Corps Area Support Unit 1967 (Station Complement)
Camp McQuaide, Watsonville
250th Coast Artillery Regiment (155mm Gun, T-D) (less 1st Battalion)
Corps Area Support Unit 1953 (Station Complement)
Camp Ord, Monterery
35th Infantry Division, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska National Guard (HQ Only)
153rd Infantry Regiment, (Separate)
7th Infantry Division
17th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Regiment, (Motorized)
159th Infantry Regiment, (Motorized) California National Guard
757th Tank Battalion, (Light)
31st Artillery Battalion, (155mm, Tractor Drawn)
48th Artillery Battalion, (105mm, Trk Drawn)
49th Artillery Battalion, (105mm, Trk Drawn)
57th Artillery Battalion, (105mm, Trk Drawn)
13th Engineer Battalion, (Combat)
7th Reconnasance Troop
7th Signal Company
7th Medical Battalion
7th Quartermaster Battalion
757th Tank Battalion (Light)
74th Artillery Battalion, (105mm, Trk Drawn)(Separate)
75th Artillery Battalion, (155mm, Trk Drawn)(Separate)
19th Engineer Regiment, (Combat)(Separate)
47th Engineer Regiment, (General)(Separate)
391st Engineer Company (Depot)
1st Medical Regiment
1st Veterinary Company
7th Surgical Hospital
57th Medical Battalion
54th Signal Battalion
80th Ordnance Company (Depot)
82d Ordnance Company (Heavy Maintenance)
102d Radio Intelligence Company
Corps Area Support Unit 1962 (Station Complement)
Camp Roberts, San Miguel
30th Field Artillery Regiment, (155mm How, Trk-D)
40th Field Artillery Regiment, (155mm How, Trk-D)
6th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance)
153d Station Hospital
155th Station Hospital
Corps Area Support Unit 1928 (Station Complement)
Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo
40th Infantry Division,California National Guard
79th Infantry Brigade California National Guard
160th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard
184th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard
80th Infantry Brigade California National Guard
185th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard
65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard
143th Field Artillery Regiment, (75mm Tk Drawn) California National Guard
145th Field Artillery Regiment, (75mm Tk Drawn) Utah National Guard
222th Field Artillery Regiment, (155mm Tk Drawn) Utah National Guard
104th Anti Tank Battalion, New Mexico National Guard
115th Engineer Battalion, (Combat) Utah National Guard
53d Evacuation Hospital
26th Station Hospital
Corps Area Support Unit 1947 (Station Complement)
Camp Seely, El Centro
11th Calvary Regiment (Horse)
Corps Area Support Unit 1961 (Station Complement)
Fort Cronkhite, Marin County
56th Coastal Artillery Regiment (155mm)
Battery A 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment (155mm)
Fort MacArthur, San Pedro
Harbor Defenses Of Los Angeles
3rd Coastal Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense) (Type A)
78th Coastal Artillery Regiment (AA)
Corps Area Support Unit 1943 (Station Complement)
Corps Area Support Unit 1959 (Reception Center)
Fort McDowell, Angel Island
Corps Area Support Unit 1938 (Station Complement)
Fort Rosecrans, San Diego
Harbor Defenses Of San Diego
19th Coastal Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense) (Type A)
625th Coastal Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense)
Corps Area Support Unit 1952 (Station Complement)
Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco
Harbor Defenses Of San Francisco
6rd Coastal Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense) (Type C)
2d Battalion, 18th Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense) (Type B)
Corps Area Support Unit 1932 (Station Complement)
Fresno Army Air Base, Fresno
Hq and Hq Sq, 47th Bombardment Group (Light):
84th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
85th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
86th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
97th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
Hq and Hq Sq, 49th Air Base Group:
64th Material Squadron
50th Air Base Squadron
Air Force Band
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 3rd Chemical Company (Service) (Aviation)
444th Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Bombardment)
710th Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Air Base)
Det, Company M, 34th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, 91st Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 4th Quartermaster Company (Supply) (Aviation)
321st Signal Company (Air Wing)
Det, 854th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
25th Signal Platoon (Air Base)
Gardner Field, Taft
Hq, Air Corps Basic Flying School
328th School Squadron
329th School Squadron
545th School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 73rd Air Base Group (Special):
79th Material Squadron (Special)
63rd Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Det, Company L, 34th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, Company A, 93rd Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Glendale
Air Corps Training Det, Cal-Aero School
Air Corps Training Det, Curtis-Wright School
Hamilton Field, San Rafael
Hq and Hq Sq, 4th Air Support Command:
Hq and Hq Sq, 20th Pursuit Group (Interceptor):
55th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
77th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
79th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
20th Interceptor Control Squadron
17th Transport Squadron (64th Transport Group)
60th Material Squadron
46th Air Base Squadron
Air Force Band
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 3rd Chemical Company (Service) (Aviation)
692nd Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Pursuit)
711th Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Air Base)
Company K, 30th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Company D (less Dets), 89th Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 4th Quartermaster Company (Supply) (Aviation)
419th Signal Company (Aviation)
Det, 854th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
8th Signal Platoon (Air Base)
Hemet
Air Corps Training Det, Ryan School
Hunter Liggett Military Reservation
Corps Area Support Unit 1946 (Station Complement)
Inglewood
Air Corps Training Det, California Flyers School
King City
Air Corps Training Det, Palo Alto Airport
Lemoore Air Corps Facility, Lemoore (Under Construction)
Hq, Air Corps Basic Flying School
527th School Squadron
528th School Squadron
529th School Squadron
530th School Squadron
531st School Squadron
532nd School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 87th Air Base Group (Special):
302nd Material Squadron (Special)
88th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Co M (less Det), 32nd Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Lindbergh Field, San Diego
Ninth Corps Area, Air Corps Detachment
Long Beach Airport, Long Beach
Ninth Corps Area, Air Corps Detachment
307th Material Squadron (Special)
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Los Angeles
65th Coastal Artillery Regiment (AA)
Air Corps Training Det, UCLA
March Field, Riverside
Hq and Hq Sq, 4th Air Force Base Command:
Hq and Hq Sq, 14th Pursuit Group (Fighter):
48th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
49th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
50th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
Hq and Hq Sq, 51st Pursuit Group (Fighter):
16th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
25th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
26th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter)
Hq and Hq Sq, 64th Transport Group:
18th Transport Squadron
4th Photographic Squadron (1st Photographic Group)
Tow Target Detachment
Hq and Hq Sq, 32nd Air Base Group:
43rd Material Squadron
44th Material Squadron
31st Air Base Squadron
Air Force Band
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
3rd Chemical Company (Service) (Aviation) (less Dets)
808th Engineer Battalion (Aviation)
682nd Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Pursuit)
693rd Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Pursuit)
718th Ordnance Company (Aviation) (Air Base)
Company L, 30th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, Company D, 89th Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
4th Quartermaster Company (Supply) (Aviation) (less Dets)
4th Aircraft Warning Company
405th Signal Company (Aviation)
433rd Signal Maintenance Company (Aviation)
318th Signal Company (Air Wing)
854th Signal Service Company (Aviation) (less Dets)
4th Signal Platoon (Air Base)
Mather Field, Sacramento
Hq, Air Corps Advanced Flying School (2-Engine) (Pilot &Navigator)
333rd School Squadron
334th School Squadron
335th School Squadron
336th School Squadron
337th School Squadron
338th School Squadron
339th School Squadron
340th School Squadron
341st School Squadron
342nd School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 77th Air Base Group (Special):
83rd Material Squadron (Special)
67th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Company B, 35th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Company B (less Dets), 93rd Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
McClellan Field, Sacramento
Sacramento Air Depot
Hq and Hq Sq, 2nd Air Depot Group:
2nd Repair Squadron
2nd Supply Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 62nd Transport Group:
4th Transport Squadron
7th Transport Squadron
1st Communications Squadron (Less Dets)
1st Weather Squadron (Less Dets)
Det, 854th Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Det, 859th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Merced Air Corps Facility, Merced (Under Construction)
Hq, Air Corps Basic Flying School
539th School Squadron
540th School Squadron
541st School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 89th Air Base Group (Special):
304th Material Squadron (Special)
90th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Det Co M, 32nd Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Moffett Field, Sunnyvale
Hq and Hq Sq, West Coast Air Corps Training Center:
Hq, Air Corps Basic Flying School
78th School Squadron
79th School Squadron
373rd School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 9th Air Base Group (Special):
12th Material Squadron (Special)
10th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Hq and Hq Sq, 89th Air Base Group (Special):
304th Material Squadron (Special)
90th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation) (less dets)
Company I (less Det), 30th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Company A (less Dets), 93rd Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
858th Signal Service Company (Aviation) (less Dets)
Muroc Lake
Bombing and Gunnery Range Detachment
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Oakland
217th Coastal Artillery Regiment (AA)
Oakland Airport, Oakland
Air Corps Training Det, Boeing School
Oceanside
Company A, 29th Engineer Battalion (Camouflage)
Ontario
Air Corps Training Det, Cal Aero School
Oxnard
Air Corps Training Det, Ventura Flying School
Pasadena
Air Corps Training Det, Cal. Inst. of Tech
Presidio of Monterery, Monterery
III Army Corps
3d Ordnance Battalion (Maintenance
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
Corps Area Support Unit 1930 (Reception Center)
Corps Area Support Unit 1934 (Station Complement)
Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco
Fourth Army and Western Defense Command
Ninth Corps Area
Corps Area Support Unit 1900
Corps Area Support Unit 1901 (Recruiting Service)
Corps Area Support Unit 1902 (National Guard Sergeant Instructors)
Corps Area Support Unit 1903 (Reserve Officer Training Corps)
Corps Area Support Unit 1904 (Organized Reserves, 1st Military Area)
Corps Area Support Unit 1923 (CCC Installations)
Corps Area Support Unit 1927 (Station Complement)
Corps Area Support Unit 1929 (Bakers and Cooks School)
Riverside (Post Office Building)
Hq and Hq Sq, 4th Air Force:
Hq and Hq Sq, 4th Interceptor Command:
Hq and Hq Co, Aircraft Warning Service, 4th Interceptor Command
Salinas Army Air Base, Salinas
Hq and Hq Sq, 69th Observation Group:
82nd Observation Squadron
31st Observation Squadron
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
San Diego
Air Corps Training Det, Ryan School
Det, Western Air Corps Procurement District
Santa Ana
Hq and Hq Sq, Air Corps Replacement Center (Pilot):
Santa Maria
Air Corps Training Det, Hancock Flying School
Sherwood Field, Paso Robles
115th Observation Squadron (California National Guard) (69th Obsn Gp)
Stockton Field, Stockton
Hq, Air Corps Advanced Flying School (2-Engine) (Pilot)
80th School Squadron
81st School Squadron
374th School Squadron
375th School Squadron
376th School Squadron
377th School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 68th Air Base Group (Special):
74th Material Squadron (Special)
60th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Hq and Hq Sq, 88th Air Base Group (Special):
303d Material Squadron (Special)
89th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Det, Company I, 30th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, Company A, 93rd Quartermaster Battalion (Lt Maint)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Tulare
Air Corps Training Det, Rankin Academy
Victorville Air Corps Facility, Victoville
Hq, Air Corps Advanced Flying School (2-Engine) (Pilot & Bombardier)
516th School Squadron
517th School Squadron
518th School Squadron
519th School Squadron
520th School Squadron
521st School Squadron
522nd School Squadron
523rd School Squadron
524th School Squadron
Hq and Hq Sq, 86th Air Base Group (Special):
301st Material Squadron (Special)
87th Air Base Squadron (Special)
Air Force Band
Sub Depot
Det, 1st Communications Squadron
Det, 1st Weather Squadron
Det, 853rd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
Company K, 32nd Quartermaster Regiment (Truck)
Det, 858th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
Visalia
Air Corps Training Det, Visalia Flying School
 
United States Navy
 
Aircraft Carriers
CV-3, Saratoga, At San Diego
 
Light Cruisers
CL-10, Concord, Overhaul, San Diego

 

Destroyers
DD-109, Crane. San Diego
DD-113, Rathburne, Mare Island Navy Yard
DD-114, Talbot, San Diego
DD-115, Waters, San Diego
DD-116, Dent, San Diego
DD-137, Kilty, San Diego
DD-138, Kennison, San Diego
DD-164, Crosby, San Diego
DD-231, Hatfield, San Diego
DD-236, Humphreys, San Diego
DD-242, King, San Francisco
DD-361, Clark, Overhaul Mare Island Navy Yard
DD-376, Cushing, Overhaul Mare Island Navy Yard Pacific
DD-377, Perkins, Overhaul Mare Island Navy Yard Pacific
DD-378, Smith, Mare Island Navy Yard Pacific
DD-379, Preston, Mare Island Navy Yard
 
Submarines
SS-123, S18, San Diego
SS-128, S23, San Diego
SS-132, S27, Overhaul Mare Island Pacific
SS-133, S28, Overhaul Mare Island
SS-139 , S34, San Diego Pacific
SS-140, S35, San Diego
SS-168, Nautilus, Overhaul Mare Island
SS-171, Cuttlefish, Overhaul Mare Island

 

High Speed Seaplane Tenders
AVD-10, Ballard, Enroute Mare Island Navy Yard For San Diego

 

Small Seaplane Tenders
AVP-6, Pelican, Mare Island Navy Yard

 

Destroyer Tenders
AD-14, Dixie, Mare Island Naval Yard (Repairs)

 

Submarine Rescue Tender
ASR-5, Ortolan, San Diego, California

 

Oilers
AO-1, Kanawah, Mare Island Navy Yard
AO-3, Cuyama, San Diego
AO-20, Sepulga, Off San Diego
AO-21, Tippecanoe, Wilmington
AO-24, Platte, Los Angeles
AO-25, Sabine, Mare Island Navy Yard
AO-27, Kaskasia, Mare Island Navy Yard

 

Cargo Ships
AK-15, Sirius, San Francisco
AK-19, Procyon, Alameda

 

Provosion Ships
AF-1, Bridge, Mare Island Navy Yard
AF-8, Boreas, San Francisco
AF-10, Aldebaran, San Francisco
 
Transports
AP-7, Wharton, Overhaul, Mare Island Navy Yard
AP-8, Harris, San Diego
AP-30, Henry T. Allen, In Oakland, undergoing conversion.

United States Marine Corps
 
Camp Elliot, San Diego
2d Marine Regiment
Company A, 2d Medical Battalion
 
Marine Corps Base, San Diego
Base Service Battalion, Base Troops
Base Headquarters Company
Service Company
Casual Company
Signal Detachment
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Marine Corps Training Center
Sea School
2d Base Depot
2d Marine Division
8th Marine Regiment
10th Marine Regiment
2d Tank Battalion (less Company A)
2d Special Weapons Battalion
2d Scout Company
2d Guard Company
2d Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Company
2d Chemical Company
2d Medical Battalion (less Company A)
2d Service Battalion (less Company A)
2d Motor Transport Battalion
2d Signal Company
 
Naval Air Station, North Island
Marine Observation Squadron 2
2d Marine Air Wing
Marine Fighter Squadron 221
Marine Observation Squadron 251
2d Base Air Depot
2d Defense Battalion
 
United States Coast Guard
 
Patrol Cutter
WPC-101, Ariadne, Alameda
WPC-106, Daphne, Alameda
WPC-109, Hermes, Los Angeles
 
Subchaser
WSC-127, Alert, Alameda
WSC-131, Cahoone, San Pedro
WSC-135, Dilligence, San Pedro
WSC-137, Ewing, San Diego
WSC-147, Morris, Alameda
WSC-149, Pulaski, Alameda
 
Cutter
CG-241, Los Angeles
CG-255, Alameda
CG-262, Alameda
CG-401, Alameda
CG-405, Alameda
CG-411, Los Angeles
CG-412, Alameda
CG-443, Alameda
 
Oceangoing Tug
WAT-54, Shawnee, Eureka
 
Yard Tug
WYT-94, Golden Gate, San Francisco
 
Lighthouse Tender
WAGL-208, Columbine, San Francisco
WAGL-230, Lupine, San Francisco
WAGL-243, Sequoia, San Francisco
 
Lightships
WAL-504, Alameda
WAL-508, San Francisco
WAL-523, Blunts Reef
 
Updated 10 Nov 08


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