6th Marines Division

The 6th Marine Division was formed on September 7, 1944. It served in Combat in The Asiatic Pacific Theater of operations; during this time they served in the campaigns of RYUKYUS. The 6th Marine Division was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for its fighting on Okinawa. . After the war it served in Tsingtao, China where the division was disbanded on April 1, 1946.


4th Marine Regiment

15th Marine Regiment

22nd Marine Regiment

29th Marine Regiment

6th Tank Battalion


6th Division Killed in Action Roster



Richard E. Bush

Henry A. Courtney, Jr., USMCR (posthumous)

James L. Day

Harold Gonsalves (posthumous)

Fred F. Lester, USN (posthumous)

Robert M. McTureous, Jr. (posthumous)

6th USMC Division Medal Roster


6th USMC Division unit history