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Naval Group China | SACO

 

Naval Group China (NGC), was a U. S. Navy organization during World War II whose operations paralleled those of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Today Naval Group China is as obscure as the OSS is well known.

 

On 24 April 1944 Admiral Ernest J. King issued an order re-designating all members of the Navy in the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) as members of Naval Group China and its chief would be Commodore Milton E. Miles. It was the umbrella organization for units that performed weather forecasting, advised and trained Chinese guerillas, and intercepted and analyzed Japanese radio traffic. Most of the sailors belonging to SACO were Seabees but many came from the Navy’s Scouts and Raiders (predecessors of the Navy SEALs and Underwater Demolition Teams) because of their experience in covert operations.

 

Naval Group China (SACO) jacket patch | Chinese chainstitch embroidery on muslin
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Related posts:

 

14th Naval Unit

Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO)

 

 

Additional Reading:

 

Breithaupt, Rick. Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) and Naval Group China. The Trading Post. Oct-Dec 2018. pp 53-58.
Breithaupt, Rick. Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) and Naval Group China. The Trading Post. Jan-Mar 2019. pp 53-56.

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Beautiful patch to a very obscure unit! I enjoyed reading Miles excellent account entitled "A Different Kind of War". Thank you for sharing!

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Another variety . . .

 

Naval Group China (SACO) | theater-made multi-piece leather, hand painted

 

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Scans of original photographs.

 

Naval Group China plane | photo marked Chungking 1945

 

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Photo marked Chungking Street Scene 1945

 

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Photo marked SACO China 1945

 

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