Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II (Paperback)

Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II By Steven K. Dixon Cover Image

Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II (Paperback)

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Trained as a photo reconnaissance unit, Marine Observation Squadron 251 ended up serving as a fighter squadron for the duration of World War II, shooting down 32 Japanese aircraft. The squadron earned several awards for outstanding performance, including the Presidential Unit Citation. This book is the first to cover the World War II history of VMFA-251, one of the Marine Corps' longest-serving squadrons. The author traces their operations from the unit's activation on December 1, 1941, through Guadalcanal, the reduction of Rabaul and their missions over the Philippines in 1945.

USMC veteran, Steven K. Dixon is the web administrator for Sim-Tech Manufacturing in Fayetteville, Georgia. He has written several articles for Modern War and World at War magazines and has designed several war games published through Legion Wargames. He lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786497980
ISBN-10: 078649798X
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 12th, 2016
Pages: 252
Language: English