Scarborough, Hartwell, Jr., Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary MOS
7592-Pilot VMAW
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1965-1968, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1941 - 1968
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Colonel

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1915
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine Col Hartwell Scarborough, Jr..
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Burlington
Last Address
Arlington, VA

Date of Passing
Nov 12, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 67, Site 1253

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His 1st (of 7) Distinguished Flying Cross Citation reads:

For heroism and extraordinary achievement as Flight Officer and Division Leader in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO FOURTEEN during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands Area from March 14 to May 15 and from July 22 to September 1, 1943. Although his guns jammed during an interception mission over Guadalcanal, First Lieutenant Scarborough, with grim determination in the face of tremendous odds, continued his passes at enemy bombers and fighters until he finally restored one weapon to action and shot down a Zero. Refusing to drop out of the fight despite his dangerously limited firepower, he gallantly pressed home his attacks until his own plane was so badly damaged that he was forced into a dead-stick landing with a severed rudder control cable. On two subsequent occasions he shot down four planes, one during an escort mission to the Shortland Islands, and three while acting as fighter cover for a B-24 bombing strike against Kahili. His superb airmanship and aggressive fighting spirit were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyVMF-214VMF-212VMF-441
MCAS Cherry Point, NCMARTD NAS Norfolk, VAVMF-222 (Flying Deuces)VMR-152
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) H&MS-36, MAG-36HMR-362HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
1st MAWHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1941-1942, US Navy
  1942-1943, VMF-214
  1943-1943, VMF-212
  1945-1945, VMF-441
  1946-1946, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1946-1946, MARTD NAS Norfolk, VA
  1947-1948, VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)
  1950-1951, VMR-152
  1954-1954, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP)
  1954-1956, H&MS-36, MAG-36
  1954-1956, HMR-362
  1957-1959, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1960-1961, 1st MAW
  1965-1968, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1951-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
North Carolina State University
  1933-1937, North Carolina State University
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