Amphibious Group Three / 3 Commander Navy Challenge Coin /Exp Strike Group NBT-1
Condition : Used, and in good shape. Coin is 1 5/8 inches in diameter. Expeditionary Strike Group 3 can trace its origins to Amphibious Group 3 (PHIBGRU 3). PhibGru 3 was probably active during World War II. And was definitely active by 1945; at Eniwetok on 7 September 1945, revised orders directed USS Bayfield (APA-33). In the Philippines, where she arrived on 14 September and reported to Commander Amphibious Group 3 for duty in the occupation of Aomori. On 17 September Bayfield embarked soldiers and equipment of the U. The landings at Aomori took place according to schedule on 25 September 1945. With the outbreak of the Korean war in June 1950, USS Eldorado (AGC-11). Was ordered to the Far East. As flagship for Rear Admiral L. Thackrey, Commander, Amphibious Group 3, she acted as standby for Mount McKinley (AGC-7) during the invasion of Inchon, Korea, and coordinated and controlled the logistics operations. In 1978, Amphibious Group Eastern Pacific (PHIBGRUEASTPAC) at San Diego consisted of Amphibious Squadrons 1, 3, 5, and 7, all at San Diego. Early in 1987, the Thirteenth Edition of Ships and Aircraft still listed PhibGruEastPac at San Diego with the same four squadrons, but Amphibious Squadron 7. Had moved to Long Beach. PhibGru 3 was reestablished on 1 October 1984 by redesignating Amphibious Group, Eastern Pacific. On 1 August 1986, COMPHIBGRU 3 was reorganized into three assault squadrons. And two non-deploying readiness squadrons. Expeditionary Strike Group 3 Subordinate Commands. Commander, Amphibious Squadron 1. Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3. Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5. Commander, Amphibious Squadron 7. Commander, Naval Beach Group 1. Commander, Tactical Air Control Group 1. Never personally given any of the coins. All coins are guaranteed to be in excellent condition unless otherwise specified above. The free listing tool. The item “Amphibious Group Three / 3 Commander Navy Challenge Coin /Exp Strike Group NBT-1″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 14, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “rolyat11″ and is located in Panama City, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.