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Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)
United States Marine Corps
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Members Who Served in Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)

Aldrich, Donald, Capt
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1942 - 1947
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Primary Unit
Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)
Home State
Illinois
Home Town
Not Specified
Alexander, Robert Ellis, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1950 - 1951
MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
Home State
Kansas
Home Town
Olathe
Bailes, Joe Dean, Capt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1943 - 1953
MOS
7333-Pilot VME (Jet)
Primary Unit
VMF-311
Home State
South Carolina
Home Town
Greer
Bindner, Walter, TSgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
Not Specified
Primary Unit
MWSS-9
Home State
Kentucky
Home Town
Not Specified
Bolt, John, Jr., LtCol
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1941 - 1962
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Primary Unit
VMF-115
Home State
South Carolina
Home Town
Laurens
Bourgeois, Alvin Roland, 1stLt
Status
USMCR Veteran
Service Years
1945 - 1952
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Primary Unit
Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215)
Home State
Michigan
Home Town
Ferndale

Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215) Description

Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215) was a fighter squadron of the United States Marine Corps that was activated and fought during World War II. Known as "The Fighting Corsairs", they fought in many areas of the Pacific War, including the Battle of Bougainville. During their four-and-a-half month tour, the squadron was credited with shooting down 137 enemy aircraft, fourth most in Marine Corps aviation history.

Following the surrender of Japan, the squadron was deactivated on November 13, 1946 . The squadron was reactivated in the Marine Forces Reserve and was based out of Naval Air Station Olathe, Kansas until its deactivation on January 30, 1970.

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