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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
Type
Air Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1942 - 1960

Description
Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213) was a reserve fighter squadron in the United States Marine Corps. Nicknamed the "Hell Hawks", the squadron fought during World War II in the Philippines and at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. With its assignment to the USS Essex (CV-9) and Air Group 4, VMF-213 along with VMF-124 was one of the first two Marine squadrons to augment carrier air groups during World War II. The squadron was credited with downing 117 enemy aircraft during the war.


38 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Allen, Samuel Roy, 1stLt, (1944-1945)
  • Bennett, George Collin, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Birney, Malcolm MacDonald, 1stLt, (1943-1945)
  • Boag, Arthur R, LtCol, (1941-1967)
  • Brown, Theron Hart, Capt, (1941-1943)
  • Cloake, Wallace Henry, Maj, (1940-1943)
  • Defabio, George Charles, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Diers, Dale, LCpl, (1955-1963)
  • Dorsett, Robert Morgan, 1stLt, (1943-1945)
  • Eckart, Leland Leroy, Capt, (1942-1943)
  • Gilbertson, John William, Capt, (1944-1957)
  • Glascock, Vernon Lyle, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Jakovenko, John, LCpl, (1977-1981)
  • Jarrell, Albert Cohee, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Mortag, Daniel Kernin, 1stLt, (1943-1945)
  • Peck, Milton Edward, 1stLt, (1942-1943)
  • Rawson, George H., 2ndLt, (1942-1943)
  • Roberts, Robert Theodore, Capt, (1942-1943)
  • Smith, Bruce, MSgt, (1957-1978)
  • Spoede, Herman Henry, Capt, (1942-1943)
  • Wright, Richard, Sgt, (1952-1960)
 

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