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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Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
Operation Flintlock was the campaign against the Japanese in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific theatre of World War II, from 31 January to 4 February 1944. The operation involved the invasions of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Majuro atolls. Admiral Nimitz, Commander of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, chose two islands in Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur Island and Kwajalein Island, as primary targets in the U. S. invasion of the Marshall Islands.  Kwajalein Atoll contained communication and weather observation units and two Japanese airstrips on Roi-Namur and Kwajalein Islands, a seaplane base situated at Ebeye Island, a submarine base at Roi-Namur Island, and other Japanese installations scattered on various islands throughout Kwajalein atoll.  Kwajalein atoll, particularly Roi-Namur and Kwajalein Islands, were subjected to heavy bombardment. This attack also sank a large number of Japanese ships in Kwajalein Lagoon. Bitter fighting between Japanese forces and the U. S. 4th Marine Division on Roi-Namur, and the U. S. 7th Infantry Division on Kwajalein, resulted in a U. S. victory on 4 February 1944. The attack of the Japanese in the Marshall Islands was the first US attack, and capture, of Japanese territory, since the land was held by Japan before the start of World War II. The capture of Kwajalein Atoll during Operation Flintlock provided American forces with a base of operations that assured the recapture of the Philippines and eventually the fall of Japan.             
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Sep 23, 2017
   
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Units Participated in Operation

6th Marine Division

VMF-422

2nd Aviation Engineer Bn

MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

 
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  1110 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aiken, Luther L, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Akee, Dan, SgtMaj, (1943-1946)
  • Aliff, Melvin Patrick, Sgt, (1942-1944)
  • Anderson, Earl E, Gen, (1940-1975)
  • Appler, R, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Avery, James, PFC, (1943-1947)
  • Aycrigg, William Anderson, 1stLt, (1943-1944)
  • Baker, Jack, PFC, (1942-1952)
  • Barron, Nicholas Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Basilone, George, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Benfield, Harold Lee, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Benson, William J, Cpl, (1943-1946)
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