Scarborough, Jr, Hartwell V, Col

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8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
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1965-1968, 8042, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1941 - 1968
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North Carolina
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Burlington, NC

Date of Passing
Nov 12, 1995
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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 Sept 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 of 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 pressed home his attacks until his own plane was so badly damaged that he had to make a dead stick landing with a severed rudder control cable. On two subsequent occasions he shot down four planes during escort to Shortland Islands and three while fighter cover foe a b-24 bombing 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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  1942-1943, 7598, VMF-214

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Solomon Islands
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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
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33 Members Also There at Same Time

Carnagey, Pierre Marceline, Maj, (1940-1943) 75 7598 Major
Ewing, Robert Thomas, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Captain
Hanson, Robert Murray, Capt, (1942-1944) 75 7598 Captain
Blakeslee, Wilbur Howard, 1stLt, (1938-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Brubaker, James Edward, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Case, William, 1stLt, (1942-1945) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Ffoulkes, Bruce, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Fisher, Donald, LtCol, (1942-1966) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Foulkes, Bruce, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Harris, Walter Rolland, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
McClurg, Robert, LtCol, (1942-1963) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Moore, Donald Jay, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Bartl, Harry Robert, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Ray, Virgil Gaston, 1stLt, (1940-1944) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Reinburg, Jeremiah Joseph, 2ndLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Vetter, Adolph Raines, Capt, (1942-1944) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Steed, Harrell Standard, TSgt (Grade 2), (1938-1943) 75 7598 Staff Sergeant
Boyington, Gregory, Col, (1934-1947) 75 Major
Dustin, J. Cameron, Capt, (1941-1943) 75 7332 Captain
Hill, James, LtCol 75 7302 First Lieutenant
Lanphier, Charles Cobb, 1stLt, (1941-1944) 75 7302 First Lieutenant
Walton, Frank E, Col, (1942-1969) OF 636 Captain
Carpenter, Vincent W, LtCol, (1942-1962) OF 1055 First Lieutenant
Wilson, Wallace Fred, TSgt, (1941-1945) 60 6019 Staff Sergeant
Maloney, Henry Edward, Sgt, (1942-1945) 60 6000 Corporal
Savarino, Raymond, HN, (1942-1946) HM-8425 Hospitalman
Boyington, Gregory, Col, (1930-1947) 98 Major
Bourgeois, Henry, LtCol, (1940-1961) First Lieutenant
Walley, James, LtCol, (1943-1968) Second Lieutenant
Driver, William, 1stSgt, (1943-1968) OF Private 1st Class
Bolt, John, LtCol, (1941-1962) Second Lieutenant
Scarborough, Hartwell, Col, (1941-1968) Second Lieutenant
Blix, William, CWO4, (1940-1965) Technical Sergeant

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