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A History of Marine Attack Squadron 223

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A History of Marine Attack Squadron 223
  • by 1st Lt. Brett A. Jones, USMC
    • History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., 1978
      • 45 pages
      • 21 photos
      • 1 drawing
      • 2 maps
  • Free PDF download
Commissioned as Marine Fighting Squadron (MF) 223 in 1942, Marine Attack Squadron 223 has a long and illustrious career of outstanding accomplishments and has produced some of the finest aviators in the history of the Marine Corps.

This work sketches the achievements and personalities that have made VMA-223 such an outstanding Marine squadron.

In World War II the squadron flew the Brewster F2A Buffalo, the Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair.

The author was a member of the squadron from February 1974 to July 1975.

Foreword by Brigadier General E. H. Simmons, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Director of Marine Corps History and Museums.

Contents
  • From Birth to Guadalcanal
  • From the Solomons to Okinawa
  • A Force in Readiness: 1946-1950
  • Entering the Jet Age
  • Vietnam
  • The Return to Garrison
  • Appendices
    • Chronology
    • Commanding Officers
    • Streamer Entitlement

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