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16th COAST ARTILLERY GROUP


Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 16th Coast Artillery Group constituted 2 August 1901 in the Regular Army as the 104th Company (Torpedo), Coast Artillery, Artilllery Corps and organized later that month at Fort Washington, Maryland; Captain George H. McManus, commanding. Redesignated 2 February 1907 as 104th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Redesignated 18 July 1916 as lst Company, Fort Armstrong (Territory of Hawaii). Redesignated 31 August 1917 as 8th Company, Coast Defenses of Oahu. Redesignated 21 February 1921as lst Company, Coast Defenses of Honolulu. Redesignted 30 June 1922 as 104th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Redesignated 30 June 1924 as Headquarters Battery, 16th Coast Artillery (Harbor Defense). Reorganized and redesignated 13 August 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 16th Coast Artillery Group (Harbor Defense). Inactivaed 6 April 1945 at Fort Ruger, Territory of Hawii. Consolidated 28 June 1950 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 16th Antiaircraft Artillery Group. CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDITS: World War-II: Central Pacific. DECORATIONS: None. Contact: 1SGT CHARLES W. ARESTA, RA (RET) The Hawaiian Military Insignia Collectors and Study Group, 1813 Sereno Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 97817-2318 (phone or Fax: (808) 537-2753 or e-mail: ra1sgt@aol.com



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