Brushert, Jack Lambert, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1950-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1950
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Lieutenant Colonel

 
 

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State of Birth
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
VMSB-142MAGTF Staff Training Course, Quantico, VAAviation Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12)MCAS Quantico, VA
VMF(N)-513Missing In Action
  1942-1944, 7598, VMSB-142
  1945-1946, 7598, MAGTF Staff Training Course, Quantico, VA
  1946-1947, 7598, Aviation Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12)
  1947-1949, 7598, MCAS Quantico, VA
  1949-1950, 7598, VMF(N)-513
  1950-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)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenTHE CHOSIN FEW
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  1950, THE CHOSIN FEW [Verified]
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WWII - First activated on 1 March 1942 at Camp Kearny, California as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 142 (VMSB-142), Marine Aircraft Group 14, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Force. It was assigned during August 1942 to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing before being reassigned during September 1942 to Marine Aircraft Group 11. The squadron was deployed from October to November 1942 to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, and reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 11. During the next ten months they flew in support of operations on Guadalcanal and did not lose one pilot in combat over that time. The squadron was equipped with the Douglas SBD Dauntless.
During World War II, VMSB-142 participated in the following Campaigns:
The squadron relocated in August 1943 to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California, and was reassigned to Marine Base Defense Aircraft Group 41. It relocated during April 1944 to Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii, and was reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 32.
Korea - Night intruder mission, fuel exhaustion, reported to have bailed out, SAR effort negative. 
   
Other Comments:
Body Not Recovered
Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Jack Lambert Brushert (MCSN: 0-10577), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Lieutenant Brushert arrived at Guadalcanal 17 November 1942, and since that time has taken part in numerous searches and attacks into enemy-held territory. On 3 December, in the late afternoon and at a distance of more than 175 miles from Guadalcanal, Lieutenant Brushert participated in an attack on enemy cruisers and destroyers scoring one of the damaging hits on a cruiser. Messages of commendation were received from the offices of COMSOPAC and Commanding General, FMAW, Cactus Base, for the manner in which this attack was conducted and its result in turning back a dangerous enemy task force. On 12 December and 15 December he participated in striking a damaging blow to land installations on Munda Point. All of these attacks were made in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and adverse flying conditions but were carried out with skill, courage and determination that were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: November - December 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Jack Lambert Brushert (MCSN: 0-10577), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Philippine Islands Area from 19 February 1945 to 25 February 1945. Major Brushert completed twenty flights in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred and on one or more of these missions such enemy opposition was encountered. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.
Action Date: February 19 - 24, 1945

Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Jack Lambert Brushert (MCSN: 0-10577), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Philippine Islands Area from 29 March 1945 to 25 April 1945. Major Brushert completed forty missions in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred and on one or more of these missions such enemy opposition was encountered. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.
Action Date: March 29 - April 25, 1945

Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Jack Lambert Brushert (MCSN: 0-10577), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Philippine Islands Area from 7 April 1945 to 14 May 1945. Major Brushert completed sixty missions in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred and on one or more of these missions such enemy opposition was encountered. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.
Action Date: April 7 - May 14, 1945
   
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