19th Marine Regiment (United States)

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19th Marine Regiment
Active 16 September 1942-7 September 1944
Country United States
Allegiance United States
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Engineer Regiment
Part of 3rd Marine Division
Engagements World War II
* Battle of Bougainville
* Battle of Guam

The 19th Marine Regiment was an engineer regiment of the United States Marine Corps subordinate to the 3rd Marine Division. It existed from September 1942 until September 1944. Marine engineer regiments were eventually disbanded in favor of independent engineering battalions within the parent Marine divisions.

Subordinate units[edit]

The regiment consisted of three battalions and a headquarters and service company:

The 1st Battalion was an engineer battalion, the 2nd was a pioneer battalion and the 3rd a Naval Construction Battalion.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

Occupation and Defense of Cape Torokina, Bougainville 1 November–15 December 1943

Consolidation of the Northern Solomons 15 December 1943–9 January 1944

Capture and Occupation of Guam 21 July–15 August 1944

Unit awards[edit]

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References[edit]

Bibliography
  • Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle - Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939 - 1945.’’. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31906-5. 
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