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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  1949-1950, 7598, VMR-252

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13 Members Also There at Same Time

Blattman, Joseph Everett, Capt, (1943-1952) 75 7598 Captain
Keller, Gordon, Col, (1942-1971) 75 7308 First Lieutenant
Nault, Charles R, Capt, (1941-1962) 63 6302 First Lieutenant
Gassaway, Hugh D, MSgt, (1938-1965) 60 6019 Master Sergeant
Brill, William John, Maj, (1942-1964) 1 0182 Technical Sergeant (Grade 2)
Johnson, Jerry T, 1stSgt, (1941-1961) 64 6412 Technical Sergeant
Nagy, Albert N, SSgt, (1948-1952) 60 6067 Staff Sergeant
Roberts, Milton, SSgt, (1950-1960) 73 7372 Staff Sergeant
Jalonen, Leo, TSgt, (1944-1952) 64 6413 Sergeant
Reynolds Jr, Thomas Charles, Sgt, (1949-1952) OF Corporal
Reynolds Jr, Thomas Charles, Sgt, (1949-1952) 33 3371 Corporal
McLane, Charles, Cpl, (1948-1952) 13 1300 Private 1st Class
LaFleur, Carl, 1stLt, (1950-1952) Sergeant
Jalonen, Leo, TSgt, (1944-1952) 3 Corporal
Chase, Lewis, WO, (1942-1953) Master Sergeant

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