Scarborough, Jr, Hartwell V, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1968, 8042, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1941 - 1968
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Home Town
Burlington
Last Address
Burlington, NC

Date of Passing
Nov 12, 1995
 
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His 1st (of 7)  DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS CITATION READS:

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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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
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August / 1942
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August / 1942

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The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea) took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II and the second major engagement fought between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign. As at the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, the ships of the two adversaries were never within sight of each other. Instead, all attacks were carried out by carrier-based or land-based aircraft.

After several damaging air attacks, the naval surface combatants from both America and Japan withdrew from the battle area without either side securing a clear victory. However, the U.S. and its allies gained tactical and strategic advantage. Japan's losses were greater and included dozens of aircraft and their experienced aircrews. Also, Japanese reinforcements intended for Guadalcanal were delayed and eventually delivered by warships rather than transport ships, giving the Allies more time to prepare for the Japanese counteroffensive and preventing the Japanese from landing heavy artillery, ammunition, and other supplies.
   
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August / 1942
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August / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  119 Also There at This Battle:
  • Brintzenhofe, Vernard, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Brown, Fletcher Locke, Maj, (1937-1942)
  • Coad, Jason
  • Cram, Jack, LtCol
  • Darling, Willard, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Lyons, Thomas, Cpl, (1940-1945)
  • Miller, Thurman, GySgt, (1940-1945)
  • Phillips, Sidney C, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • Sheeks, Robert B., Maj, (1941-1963)
  • Shutts, Alfred, Sgt, (1941-1945)
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