Bowen, ElmerCarpenter, JosephFerguson, JamesGriffin, JohnMack, LeroyMartis, AlbertPerry, WilmoreRhett, Herman
Bowen, ElmerBrewer, HerbertDarden, HermanDurden, RolandHuff, Edgar R.Ives, MarianJohnson, Alex, Jr.Johnson, Gilbert H.Little, RobertSawyers, Arthur L.Sneed, Norman
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Montford Point Marines 1942-1949  

From 1942-1949, appx. 20,000 African-American men enlisted in the Marine Corps. This guide highlights select archival resources concerning the Montford Point Marines & their contribution to Marine Corps history.
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Casualty List

This memorandum from the US Marine Corps Casualty Office lists the names of African-American Marines who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. Document dated 29 June 1948.


Muster Rolls

Muster rolls are lists of officers and enlisted Marines assigned to a specific unit. Documented monthly, the muster roll shows the name, rank, enlistment date, and any remarks about the individual Marines, such as the unit they were transferred to and from.



Orders from Commanding Gen JJ McCullough (Headquarters, Camp LeJeune NC) to 1Lt Albert Martis, directing him to escort the 9th and 10th Marine Depot Companies to Montford Camp for disbandment. Dated 21 December 1945. (From the Albert Martis Collection.

(Personally identifiable information has been redacted.)


Promotion Order

Promotion Order - Recruit Depot Battalion, Montford Point, dated 21 October 1943.

(From the Joseph Carpenter Collection. Personally identifiable information has been redacted.)


Special Action Report, Fifth Field Depot

Special action report, dated 25 August 1944, detailing functions and activities of the Fifth Field Depot during Marine Corps operations on Guam. Fourth Marine Ammunition Company, comprised of Montford Point Marines, was an element of this unit.  


Tables of Organization

Marines trained at Montford Point initially served in Ammunition and Depot Companies and then went into the 51st and 52d Defense Battalions. Below are tables of oragnization for these units from 1943 and 1944 when Montford Point Marines would have began joining them.


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