Carnagey, Pierre Marceline, Maj

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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
1940 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate



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  1943, World War II Fallen

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Although VMF-214 squadron flew all types of missions, Pappy Boyington preferred to directly engage enemy fighters in individual battle. At first, the Black Sheep were limited to the airspace near the bombers they protected, but by mid-October Boyington received permission to start his fighter sweeps, which Marine aviation historian Robert Sherrod described as a bold challenge to the enemy. There is nothing devious about a fighter sweep, Sherrod wrote. It is a head-on attack whose primary goal is to down enemy planes. The most furious fighter sweeps occurred near Rabaul. During the first sweep, on December 17, Boyington issued an open challenge to the Japanese over his radio, but none accepted the invitation. Convinced the 76 fighter planes posed too formidable a threat for the Japanese, Boyington led a smaller force of 48 planes for a sweep six days later. When the enemy rose to do battle, Boyington's pilots splashed 30 Japanese planes while losing only three Corsairs. Those three losses of the Black Sheep were Major Pierre Carnagey, 1st Lt. James E. Brubaker, and 1st Lt. Bruce Foulkes.

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
Marine BarracksMARDET NAS PensacolaVS-2VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)
VMA-123VMF-214Missing In Action
  1940-1940, Marine Barracks Boston, MA
  1940-1940, MARDET NAS Pensacola
  1941-1941, VS-2
  1941-1942, Marine Barracks Corpus Christi, TX
  1943-1943, VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)
  1943-1943, VMA-123
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-214
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
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