UNIT CITATION

 

HEADQUARTERS X CORPS

Office of the Commanding

General

APO 310 GENERAL ORDERS 11 July 1945 NUMBER 82

CITATION

Under the provisions of Executive Order Number 9396 (Section I, Bulletin 22, War Department, 1943) and Section IV, Circular Number 333, War Department, 22 December 1943, the 295th Joint Assault Signal Company is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy on MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, from 17 April 1945 to 1 July 1945.

The Shore Fire Control Section of this unit accompanied initial assault elements in the landing operations on MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, and directed Supporting Naval gunfire in a highly effective manner. During the advance inland beyond the range of supporting Naval gunfire, the Shore Fire Control Parties were converted to Field Artillery Forward Observers Parties, and in this capacity, beyond the call of duty, accompanied the Infantry units in the rapid movement across the island. They reverted to Shore Fire Control Parties for the direction of Naval gunfire in the neutralization of enemy coastal defense batteries and the destruction of other important enemy installations in the Davao Gulf area. At the conclusion of these missions they again assumed the duties of Field Artillery Forward Observers, and assisted in the direction of fire of Corps Artillery for the duration of the operation.

The Air Liaison Parties of this organization landed with the assault infantry elements on MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, and directed air bombardment of beaches and initial objectives. They remained continuously with front line infantry battalions of two Infantry Divisions for the duration of the MINDANAO campaign furnishing invaluable aid to tactical units by accurate observation and direction of air bombardment and low level attack in the destruction of many enemy positions and installations at times when artillery support was not available.

The Communications Section of this organization performed highly valuable services throughout the operation by assisting in the installation and maintenance of communications to forward combat elements and operation and maintenance of communications in rear areas, thus greatly assisting in furnishing the excellent communications which characterized this campaign despite almost unparalleled difficulties of transportation. Communications Sections were organized and equipped by the 295th Joint Assault Signal Company in order to furnish Message Center, Wire and Radio personnel to units of a Corps who were not authorized organic communications personnel although their need therefor was great.

The duties thus assumed by the organization were far beyond the call of duty and the manner of performance of these duties is an example of the cooperative spirit, general efficiency and individual bravery that was evident throughout the conunand. The 295th Joint Assault Signal Company has contributed greatly to the successful outcome of the MINDANAO campaign, reflecting great credit upon the personnel of that organization. The services rendered are in line with the highest traditions of the military service.

F. C. SIBERT
Maj Gen, USA
Commanding .

 

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KWAJALEIN

MAJURO

SAIPAN

LINGAYEN GULF

PALAWAN

ZAMBOANGA

MALABANG PARANG

ENIWETOK

GENERAL-ORDERS

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