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16th Marine Regiment
Active December 1943 - May 1944
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Engineer Regiment
Part of 5th Marine Division
Engagements World War II

The 16th Marine Regiment was an engineer regiment of the United States Marine Corps subordinate to the 5th Marine Division. While its subordinate battalions went to the Pacific Theater as part of the 5th Marine Division, the Regimental headquarters was disbanded while still in the United States.

Subordinate units

The regiment comprised two battalions and a headquarters and service company:

  • 1st Battalion, 16th Marines, later 5th Engineer Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion, 16th Marines

The 1st Battalion was an engineer battalion and the 2nd was a pioneer battalion.


World War II

16th Marines was disbanded before 5th Marine Division deployed overseas.

Unit awards

See also



  • Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle - Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939 - 1945.’’. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31906-5. 

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