First Battalion, 24th Marines

The history of the men of 1/24 in World War II and beyond

Welcome Aboard

This site is dedicated to the men who served with First Battalion, 24th Marines from 1943 to 1945. Nearly 3,000 Marines and Navy corpsmen served with this heroic battalion, from training as the First Separate Battalion (Reinforced) at New River; as part of the Fourth Marine Division at Camp Pendleton and Camp Maui; in combat at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima; and at their final mustering out in October, 1945.

If you’re searching for information on a relative or particular individual, please contact me–either in page comments, or by email–and I’ll send along what I know. Personal stories and photographs are always welcome, as are corrections and updates. The site is a continual work in progress, run concurrently with Missing Marines, and as such not all sections are complete.

Check the Recent Updates page for the latest news and blog posts; explore battle narratives or individual biographies, view photo galleries and read letters from the front lines – or just enjoy this tribute to the Marines who served with Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, and HQ Companies of the First Battalion, 24th Marines, Fighting Fourth Marine Division during World War Two.

Thank you, and Semper Fi.