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30 Jun 1939
  • The active duty strength of the US Marine Corps was reported to be 1,380 officers and 16,052 enlisted men for a total of 19,432. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The US 1st Marine Brigade was activated at Quantico, Virginia, United States, supported by the 1st Marine Aircraft Group. ww2dbase [Quantico Marine Corps Base | Quantico, Virginia | CPC]
  • The 2nd Marine Brigade was activated at San Diego, California, United States, supported by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Group. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1939
Mugford underway, 30 Jun 1939

30 Jun 1939 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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