Ffoulkes, Bruce, Jr., Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate



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Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback

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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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Last Known Activity
Lost on same day with
Maj. Pierre Carnagey - Exec in 2nd tour, MIA 12/23/43
Capt. James Brubaker - MIA 12/23/43

In late December and early January, they engaged in a series of large and deadly dogfights with the Japanese over Rabaul; eight Black Sheep pilots (including Pappy Boyington) were lost in an 11-day period from Dec.23 through Jan. 3. In these final days, Henry Miller moved up to Exec when Major Carnagey was lost, and then to acting CO when Greg Boyington disappeared. A few days later, the 'Black Sheep' flew their last combat mission, and as with the 'Swashbucklers', they were broken up, and a new team was designated VMF-214.

FFOULKES, Bruce Jr, 11443, POW & MP Det, HQ USMC, Washington DC, January 11, 1946, missing-killed in action + FFOULKES, Bruce, Captain, O-011443, USMC, from California, 1946 (WW2), Manila American Cemetery + FFOULKES, Bruce Jr, CAPT, O-011443, USMC, from California, location New Britain Island, date of loss December 23, 1943

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 Ribbon Bar
Pilot Wings
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
VMF-214Missing In Action
  1942-1943, 7598, VMF-214
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended
Stanford University
  1936-1940, Stanford University
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