1st US Ranger Battalion "Darby's Rangers"
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Battalion information
Battalion troops
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History
Activated 19.06.1942
Inactivated 15.08.1944

Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Maj. William O. Darby
00.00.0000-31.01.1944 (WIA/POW) Maj. Jack C. Dobson

Executive Officer (XO) / S-3
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Herman W. Dammer

Battalion Staff
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. Howard W. Karbel S-1
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Axel W. Anderson S-4
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. William A. Jarrett Battalion Surgeon

Headquarter Company
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Gordon L. Klefman Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. Frederick J. Saam Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. George P. Sunshine Platoon Leader

Temporary Duty (HHC, A, D, F)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Edward M. Olson Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. James J. Larkin Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. Joseph H. Randall Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Leonard F. Dirks Platoon Leader

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Infantry
A Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Stephen J. Meade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Earl L. Carran 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Robert L. Johnson 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
B Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: 1st Lt. Alfred H. Nelson 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Den H. Knudson 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Leilyn M. Young 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
C Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. William E. Martin 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. William E. Lenning 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Charles M. Shunstrom 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
D Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Alvah M. Miller 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Frederick F. Ahlgren 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. William C. Davison 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
E Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: 1st Lt. Max F. Schneider 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Robert Flanagan 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. James B. Lyle 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
F Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Roy A. Murray 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Walter F. Nye 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Edwin V. Loustalot 00.00.0000-19.08.1942 (KIA)

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00.00.0000 6615th Ranger Force (Provisional)

Sources & links: Mir Bahmanyar, Darby's Rangers (Osprey Warrior #69)
  Gordon L. Rottman, U.S. Army Rangers and LRRP Units 1942-87 (Osprey Elite #13)
  Ronald L. Lane, Rudder's Rangers (ISBN: 0934588007)
  Joanna M. McDonald, The Liberation of Point du Hoc (ISBN: 1888967064)
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