Scarborough, Jr, Hartwell V, Col

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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
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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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLVMF-214MCAS Cherry Point, NCVMF-441
VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)VMR-252VMR-152H&MS-36, MAG-36
HMR-362MCAS Quantico, VA HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)1st MAW
Naval War College (Staff)Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1941-1942, 7599, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1942-1943, 7598, VMF-214
  1943-1944, 7598, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1945-1946, 7598, VMF-441
  1947-1949, 7598, VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)
  1949-1950, 7598, VMR-252
  1950-1952, 7598, VMR-152
  1952-1954, 7598, H&MS-36, MAG-36
  1954-1956, 7598, HMR-362
  1956-1957, 7598, MCAS Quantico, VA
  1957-1959, 7598, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1960-1961, 7598, 1st MAW
  1961-1962, 8042, Naval War College (Staff)
  1962-1965, 8042, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1965-1968, 8042, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1944-1944 Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
North Carolina State University
  1933-1937, North Carolina State University
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