Missions

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The Alamo Scouts conducted 106 known missions during World War II totaling 1482 combined man-days behind enemy lines. Due to the top secret nature of their operations and limited contact with other teams, the extent of their operations may never be known.

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The Alamo Scouts battle credits include the Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon Campaigns. Throughout the Bismarck Archipelago and New Guinea Campaigns, the Alamo Scouts conducted 37 known missions.”

Alamo Scouts leading Army Rangers to Cabanatuan POW Camp. January 1945.
Alamo Scouts leading Army Rangers to Cabanatuan POW Camp. January 1945.

 

Alamo Scouts posing with their rubber boat. New Guinea. February 1944.
Alamo Scouts posing with their rubber boat. New Guinea. February 1944.

Beginning in October 1944, the Alamo Scouts conducted 13 missions in support of the Allied landings on Leyte, Philippine Islands.

 

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From 9 January to 30 June 1945, the Alamo Scouts performed 43 missions behind enemy lines on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

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From 1 July to 15 August 1945, the Alamo Scouts conducted 11 missions on Luzon in support of the Eighth U.S. Army.

McGowen on PT Boat, New Guinea,(August 1944)
McGowen on PT Boat, New Guinea,(August 1944)

 

Vickery Team Last Mission: Cagayan Valley, Luzon (July 1-7, 1945)
Vickery Team Last Mission: Cagayan Valley, Luzon (July 1-7, 1945)

 

Thompson Team aboard a PT boat en route to a mission. New Guinea. 1944.
Thompson Team aboard a PT boat en route to a mission. New Guinea. 1944.

Personal log of Alamo Scout William F. Blaise (Sumner Team)
Personal log of Alamo Scout William F. Blaise (Sumner Team)

Missions Performed by Alamo Scouts Teams

McGowen Team
Los Negros Island, 27-28 Feb 1944
Noemfoor Island, 21-23 Jun 1944
Palo to San Jacinto, Leyte, 23-25 Oct 1944
Corregidor, Luzon, 26 Jan 1945
Palauig-Iba, Luzon, 8-15 Feb 1945

Barnes Team
Male River, N.G.,3-7 Mar 1944

Thompson Team
Tablasoefa, N.G., 22-25 Apr 1944
Tami River, N.G., 2 May 1944
Biak Island, 27 May 1944
Sansapor, D.N.G., 17-30 Jun 1944
Kaptitaoe Area, D.N.G., 17-23 Sep 1944
Poro Island, 14 Nov – 21 Dec 1944
Southern Bataan, Luzon, 28 Jan – 20 Feb 1945
Mauban, Luzon, 5 Mar – 28 Apr 1945
Pinayag, Luzon, 1 May – 25 Jun 1945

Sombar Team
Hollekang Beach, D.N.G., 22-27 Apr 1944
Hollekang to Tami, D.N.G., 30 Apr 1944
Vandoemoear Island, 3 May 1944
Mararena, D.N.G., 25-27 May 1944

Dove Team
Hollandia, D.N.G., 7-11 Jun 1944
Cape Opmorai, D.N.G., 14-17 Jul 1944
Infanta, Luzon, 29 Mar – 26 May 1945
Fuga Island, ca. late Apr 1945
Fuga Island, 12-22 Jun 1945
Ibahos Island 16-18 Jul 1945
Batan Island, 24-25 Jul 1945
Fuga island, 28-30 Jul 1945

Hobbs Team
Hollekang Beach, D.N.G., 22-27 Apr 1944
Pim Jetty to Nefaar, D.N.G., 30 Apr 1944
Sborgonjie River, D.N.G., 2 May 1944
Noemfoor Island, 21-23 Jun 1944
Japen/Naoe/Koeroedoe Island, 5-7 Jul 1944
Cananga, Leyte, 12 Nov – 5 Dec 1944
Sibul Springs, Luzon, 22 Jan – 16 Feb 1945
Camarines Norte, Luzon, 28 Feb – 9 May 1945
Fuga Island, ca. late Apr 1945

Reynolds Team
Demta, D.N.G., 22-29 Apr 1944
Biak Island, 27 May 1944

Sumner Team
Geelvink Bay, D.N.G., 21-22 Jul 1944
Cape Oransbari to Cape Mambiwi, D.N.G.,12-13 Aug 1944
Pegun Island, 23 Aug 1944
Arso, D.N.G., 18-22 Sep 1944
Samar, P.I., 29 Oct 1944
Ormoc, Leyte, 6 Nov – 22 Dec 1944
Tagaytay Ridge, Luzon, 10-21 Mar 1945
Laguna de Bay, Luzon, 22-26 Mar 1945
Iba, Luzon, 28 Mar – 7 May 1945
Lt. Chester B. Vickery took over as team leader of the Sumner Team
for the last two missions after Lt. Robert S. Sumner was transferred to G2.
Daklan-Kiangan, Luzon, 19 May – 30 Jun 1945
Cagayan Valley, Luzon, 1-7 Jul 1945

Farkas Team
Manokwari-Moepi River, D.N.G., 19-21 Aug 1944

Littlefield Team
Vanimo, D.N.G., 13-16 Aug 1944
Roemberpon Island, 29-31 Aug 1944
Roemberpon Island, 15-19 Sep 1944
Palo to Tanuan, Leyte, 23-25 Oct 1944
Samar, P.I., 29-31 Oct 1944
Camp Downes, Leyte, 2-5 Dec 1944
Poro Island, 13-21 Dec 1944
Tarlac to Manila, Luzon, 14 Jan – 7 Feb 1944
Malolos to Manila, Luzon, 18-20 Apr 1944
Tayabas, Luzon, 2 Mar – 16 Apr 1945
Camarines Sur, Luzon, 18-20 Apr 1945
Bontoc to Sadanga, Luzon, 25 Apr – 30 Jun 1945
Sadanga, Luzon 1-7 Jul 1945

Lutz Team
Sansapor, D.N.G., 23-24 Jul 1944
Arso-Goya, D.N.G., 14-19 Aug 1944
Salebaboe Island, 20-22 Sep 1944

Nellist Team
Tami-Amery Trail, D.N.G., 17 Sep 1944
Roemberpon Island, 23-30 Sep 1944
Cape Oransbari Prison Rescue, D.N.G., 4-5 Oct 1944
Mindanao, P.I., 24-27 Oct 1944
Santo Tomas, Luzon, 17-18 Jan 1945
Cabanatuan Prison Liberation, Luzon, 27 Jan – 1 Feb 1945
Legaspi, Luzon, 19 Feb – 26 Apr 1945
Ilagan, Luzon, 18 May – 22 Jun 1945

Rounsaville Team
Roemberpon Island, 17 Sep – 2 Oct 1944
Cape Oransbari Prison Rescue, D.N.G., 4-5 Oct 1944
Masbate, P.I. 21 Nov – 5 Dec 1944
Cabanatuan Prison Liberation, Luzon, 27 Jan – 1 Feb 1945
Pila, Luzon, 10 Feb – 6 Apr 1945
Tuao, Luzon, 13-28 Apr 1945
Cordon, Luzon, 2 May – 14 Jun 1945

Ileto Team
Samar, P.I., 8-14 Dec 1944
Guimba-Gapan, Luzon, 17-27 Feb 1945

Ouzts Team
Tugueguerao, Luzon, 7-29 Jun 1945
San Mariano, Luzon, 5-19 Jul 1945

Derr Team
Bontoc, Luzon, 2-11 Jun 1945
Banaue, Luzon, 21-30 Jun 1945
Bontoc, Luzon, 1 Jul – 5 Aug 1945
Luzon to Wakayama, Japan, 14-25 Sep 1945 (Krueger Escort)

Shirkey Team
Paquec-Kibungan-Atok, Luzon, 5-30 June 1945
Bontoc, (Mt Province), Luzon, 1-4 Jul 1945
Palanan Bay, Luzon, 7-23 Jul 1945

Grimes Team
Wakayama, Japan, 25 Sep 1945 (Beach Recon)
Adkins Team
Wakayama, Japan, 25 Sep 1945 (Beach Recon)

Chanley Team
Biliran, P.I., 12-20 Dec 1944
Baler Bay, Luzon, 17-19 feb 1945
Casiguran Sound, Luzon, 19 Feb – 5 Mar 1945
Legaspi, Luzon, 17 Mar – 5 Apr 1945
Ipo Dam, Luzon, 2-4 May 1945
North Cagayan, Luzon, 10 May – 30 Jun 1945
Tuguegarao, Luzon, 10-30 Jun 1945
Enrile, Luzon, 16-30 Jun 1945
Cayayan Valley, Luzon, 1-7 Jul 1945

Chalko Team (Scratch Team)
Ali Island, 24 Apr 1944

Moon Team
Kibungan, Luzon, 24 May – 30 Jun 1945
Bontoc, Luzon, 1-21 Jul 1945

Evans Team (Scratch Team)
Koeroedoe Island 12-16 Jul 1944

Farrow Team (Scratch Team)
Umiray River, Luzon, 23 Apr – 10 May 1945
Casiguran Bay, Luzon, 11-24 may 1945

Fisher Team (Scratch Team)
Arso, D.N.G., 29 Aug – 1 Sep 1944

Roberts Team (Scratch Team)
Demta, D.N.G., 1-5 nov 1944