Moffat, George, Maj

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1057-Pilot, VMF(N) Single Engine
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
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1940 - Present
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As the Pacific Campaign continued the squadron transitioned to the F4U Corsair for the remainder of the war. VMF-211 participated in the Treasury-Bougainville Campaign.
On November 3rd, 1943 MAJ George Moffat, a fighter pilot with the US Marine Corp and sister unit to the famous Black Sheep Squadron with Greg Pappy Boyington was shot down by Japanese Zeroes while on a Combat Air Patrol north of Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Pappy heard George’s radio call that they were attacked by two Japanese Zeroes and they were having engine trouble. His final words were, “skip it, Im going in.” After two days of search and rescue, he was listed MIA and never came home. 

MOFFAT, George, 6893, VMF-211, MAG-11, 1st MAW, FMF, Solomon Is, November 4, 1944, killed in action + MOFFAT, George, Major, O-006893, USMC, from New York, Manila American Cemetery + MOFFAT, George, Major, USMC. Wife, Mrs. George Moffat, 314 47th St., Brooklyn, NY + MOFFAT George, MAJ, O-006893, USMC, from New York, location Solomon Islands, date of loss November 3, 1943.

MAJ George Moffat, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 3 Nov 1943. Declared Killed in Action 4 November 1944.

Body Not Recovered
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Aviation UnitsVMF-211Missing In Action
  1941-1943, 7591, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Corpus Christi, TX
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-211
  1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
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