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Chase was assistant division commander of 1 Cavalry Division during the invasion of the Admiralties and led the initial reconnaissance-in-force. He later succeeded to command of 38 Division during the Philippines campaign, where he led the assault on Mariveles on 15 February 1945.
Chase was a naturally cautious commander, which served him well in the initial few days of the Admiralties operation. However, Krueger was frustrated by Chase' apparent jumpiness and failure to forward vital information, and Swift found him "clearly distraught" (Taaffe 1979) when the former came ashore to take command of the invasion.
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||Commander, 38 Division
||Commander, 1 Cavalry Division|
||Chief of staff, 3 Army
||Deputy commander, 3 Army
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