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Three days later VMF212 and VMF(N)542 embarked on the USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88), and the USNS General C.G. Morton (T-AP-138)  weighed anchor with the remaining components on 1 September.[5] This completed the overseas movement of the 1st MAW, since General Harris and his staff had departed from El Toro by air for Japan the day before.