Garison, Foy Ray, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
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1942 - 1943
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Ryan Mahana (Alcatraz) to remember Marine Capt Foy Ray Garison.

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VMF-213 was formed July 1, 1942 at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii. The squadron left MCAS Ewa on February 21, 1943 and arrived at Espiritu Santo on March 1, 1943. They received their first F4U Corsairs while at Espiritu on March 11, 1943 and after a brief stint training they moved to Guadalcanal in April 1943. On June 17, 1943, VMF-213 relieved VMF-124 in the Russell Islands. While in the Solomons, VMF-213 participated in actions against New Georgia and Kahali and flew throughout the Solomon Islands. On June 30, 1943, in an aerial battle over New Georgia and Rendova, covering the Rendova landings, Foy Garison shot down 2 Zeros in a heavy day of fighting for VMF-213. On July 17th, Garison was shot down in combat over Kahilii, on return, broke division to make a pass on a Zero - both wing tanks blazing - went straight in, not seen to get out.

GARISON, Foy R., 1st Lieutenant USMCR. Father, Mr. Melvin M. Garison, 4615 Travis St., Dallas, Tex + GARISON, Foy Ray, 13387, VMF213, MAG12, 4thMAW, FMF, Solomon Islands, July 18, 1944, killed in action + GARISON, Foy Ray, Captain, O-013387, USMC, from Texas, Manila American Cemetery + GARISON, Foy R, CAPT, O-013387, USMC, from Texas, location Solomon Islands, date of loss July 17, 1943

Capt Foy Ray Garison, pilot, was declared Missing In Action on 17 Jul 1943.

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  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-213

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Roberts, Robert Theodore, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Spoede, Herman Henry, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Thomas, Wilbur, Capt 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Winnia, Charles Casper, 1stLt, (1941-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Bennett, George Collin, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Peck, Milton Edward, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Rawson, George H., 2ndLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major
Boag, Arthur R, LtCol, (1941-1967) 75 7302 First Lieutenant
LeBoeuf, John W., Maj, (1939-1959) 75 7302 Second Lieutenant
Miller, Kenneth, Sgt, (1943-1945) 60 6000 Corporal
Livingood, William C., CAPT, (1942-1962) 23XX Lieutenant
Vedder, Milton Norwood, 1stLt, (1941-1944) First Lieutenant
Walley, James, LtCol, (1943-1968) First Lieutenant