1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 24, 2021 7:51 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of Commander, Service Group Three

    jonathon carter Newbie

      I am looking for any historical files on Commander, Service Group Three.   It is the first command of three in the lineage of the current command.  Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander Task Force Seventy Three.  Here is what I have been able to find so far:

      • 1945 or earlier to 1975 - Commander, Service Group Three/Commander Task Force Seventy-Three
      • 1975-1992 - Commander Naval Surface Group Western Pacific/Commander Task Force Seventy Three
      • 1992-present - Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander Task Force Seventy Three

       

      Thank you for any material in written or photos to assist with setting up a "historical hall" or historical Images with data to showcase all the great things these commands have done over the years..

        • Re: Seeking records of Commander, Service Group Three
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Carter,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Vietnam Command Files and Reports, 4/15/1964 - 8/31/1971 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) which includes 26 files relating to Commander Task Force Seventy-Three/Commander Service Group Three. We also located 25 record series in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 413) created by Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSERVPAC) that may include records related to Commander, Service Group Three/Commander Task Force Seventy-Three. These records are not available online. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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