Smitty’s Letter XIV “On The Move (again)”
By mid-November, Gen. Krueger’s 4 divisions held only a small fraction of Leyte and Yamashita’s reinforcements were still landing. The weather was grounding aircraft on both sides.
18 November, the 11th Airborne joined in on the King II Operation. The 2nd battalion of the 187th Regiment went aboard the USS Calvert to land on Bito Beach. Being as Smitty was part of Gen. Swing’s staff in HQ Company, I do not know if he went aboard this ship.