Provisional Ranger Group – 1944 – Battle order

Provisional Ranger Group

Groupement provisoire de Rangers

Order of battle – June 1944 – Battle of Normandy

Headquarters

Commander: Lt. Colonel James E. Rudder (2nd Ranger Battalion)

Deputy commander: Major Richard P. Sullivan (5th Ranger Battalion)

Task Force A : Lt. Colonel James E. Rudder

Headquarters Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain James W. Wikner

D Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Harold K. Slater

E Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Richard P. Merrill

F Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Otto Masny

Task Force C: Lt. Colonel Max F. Schneider

A Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Joseph A. Rafferty (killed in action on June 6th, 1944)

B Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Edgar L. Arnold

A Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Parker, Jr

B Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: Captain George P. Whittington, Jr

C Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: Captain Wilmer K. Wise

D Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: Captain George R. Miller

E Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: Captain Edward S. Luther

F Company, 5th Ranger Battalion: Captain William M. Runge

2nd Ranger Battalion

Commander: Lt. Colonel James E. Rudder

Deputy commander: Major George S. Williams

S-1: 1st Lieutenant Frank L. Kennard

S-2: Captain Harvey J. Cook

S-3: Captain Frank H. Coder

S-4: Captain James A. Malaney

Surgeon: Captain Walter E. Block

Sergeant Major: Master Sergeant Robert N. Lemin

Headquarters Company: Captain James W. Wikner

Executive Officer: Captain Frederick G. Wilkin

Communication Officer: 1st Lieutenant James W. Eikner

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Conway E. Epperson

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant William G. Heaney

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant James McCullers

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Elmer H. Vermeer

First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant John Erderly

A Company: Captain Joseph A. Rafferty (killed in action on June 6th, 1944)

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Robert T. Edlin

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Stanley E. White

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Edward L. Sowa (killed in action on June 6th, 1944)

B Company: Captain Edgar L. Arnold

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Robert M. Brice (killed in action on June 6th, 1944)

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Robert C. Fitzqimmons

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Manning L. Rubenstein

C Company: Captain Ralph E. Goranson

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant William D. Moody

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Sidney A. Salomon

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Henry S. Golas

D Company: Captain Harold K. Slater

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Morton L. McBride

– Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant George F. Kerchner

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Leonard G. Lomell

E Company: Captain Richard P. Merrill

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Theodore E. Lapres

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Joseph E. Leagans

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Robert W. Lang

F Company: Captain Otto Masny

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Jacob J. Hill

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Robert C. Armand

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Charles E. Frederick

Task Force B : Captain Ralph E. Goranson

C Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion: Captain Ralph E. Goranson

 

5th Ranger Battalion

Commander: Lt. Colonel Max F. Schneider

 Deputy commander: Major Richard P. Sullivan

S-1: Captain Edmund J. Butler

S-2: Captain William P. Byrne, Jr

S-3: Captain Hugo W. Heffinger

S-4: Captain William F. Murray

Surgeon: Captain Joseph H. Hilsman, Jr

Sergeant Major: Master Sergeant Robert P. Davis

Headquarters Company: Captain John C. Raeen, Jr

Executive Officer: 1st Lieutenant Howard E. Van Riper

Communication Officer: 1st Lieutenant Louis J. Gombosi

Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant Quentin L. Knollenberg

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Richard J. Nee

Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Jack A. Snyder

First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Alvie A. Pugh

A Company: 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Parker, Jr

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Aloysius Wybroski

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Stanley D. Zlesky

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Morris E. Mooberry

B Company: Captain George P. Whittington, Jr

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Bernard M. Pepper

– Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant Matthew Gregory

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Avery J. Thornhill

C Company: Captain Wilmer K. Wise

– Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant John J. Reville

– Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant Jay H. Mehaffey

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Thomas T. Sloboda

D Company: Captain George R. Miller

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Francis W. Dawson

– Platoon Leader: 2nd Lieutenant Philip V. Thomas

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Charles T. Sloboda

E Company: Captain Edward S. Luther

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Rayford E. Dendy

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Dee C. Anderson

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Sandy Martin, Jr

F Company: Captain William M. Runge

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant Frank E. Zidjuna

– Platoon Leader: 1st Lieutenant William J. Mulligan

– First Sergeant: 1st Sergeant Howard A. Mc Donald

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