Hazlewood, Ledyard Bailey, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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New York
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The squadron departed the United States on February 23, 1943, and was first sent to Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii. During their time at MCAS Ewa they again transitioned aircraft, this time receiving the F4U Corsair. The squadron departed Hawaii on May 12 for Midway Atoll where they stayed for two months flying combat air patrols and escorting Allied shipping in the area. In mid-June 1942 they left Midway for the South Pacific. VMF-215 arrived on Espiritu Santo on July 1, 1943, and by the end of the month was taking part in fighter sweeps against Japanese bases in the northern Solomon Islands. On August 14, an F4U Corsair from VMF-215 was the first plane to arrive at the newly captured Munda airfield where they immediately began operating to cover the landings on Vella Lavella. Shortly thereafter the squadron pulled back to the rear for rest and relaxation. The squadronâ??s second combat tour began while they were based at Barakoma Airfield on Vella Lavella. From there they covered the landings at Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville, which began on November 1, 1943.

HAZLEWOOD, Ledyard B, CAPT, O-014469, USMC, from New Jersey, location Solomon Islands, date of loss November 15, 1943 + HAZLEWOOD, Ledyard B, Captain, O-014469, USMC, from New Jersey, Manila American Cemetery + HAZLEWOOD, Ledyard Bailey, 14469, VMF-215, MAG-14, 1st MAW, FMF, Solomon Is, November 16, 1944, killed in action + HAZLEWOOD, Ledyard B., 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Father, Mr. Theodore T. Hazlewood, Jr., 8801 Shore Rd., Brooklyn, NY

Capt Ledyard Bailey Hazlewood, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 15, Nov 1943.

Body Not Recovered
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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
Aviation UnitsComCabs WestMarine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)Missing In Action
  1942-1942, 7599, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Jacksonville FL
  1943-1943, 7598, Camp Kearny, Mesa Ca/Air Regulating Squadron-3 (ARS-3)
  1943-1943, 7598, Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
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