I really don't have much grasp on the Navy per se. Sometimes I come across something related to an army action, such as the information I just relayed to Lynnice in message # 1438, and put it to use. (You might check that one out, for it may well relate to your quiry, just not readily recognized as such.)
I recall seeing reference to the Seventh Amphibious Force in an action in the area of the Marianas Islands, but no reference to the Fifth.
I'll keep looking, and when I do come up with news, I will post it to you.
Change of Subject:
I assume MORAN to be your maiden name. It seems that back in my younger days there was a Jim Moran's Resturant in New Orleans, and since I do recall your response concerning the new WW II Memorial Museum there, I have to think that you are from there and may be related to Mr. Moran. Yes or No ?