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Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II
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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publication date May 2, 2016
Pages 241
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786497980
ISBN-10 078649798X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Trained as a photo reconnaissance unit, the U.S. Marine Observation Squadron 251 ended up serving as a fighter squadron for the duration of World War II, shooting down 32 Japanese aircraft. They earned several awards for outstanding performance, including the Presidential Unit Citation. This book is the first to cover the history of the VMO-251, one of the Marine Corps' longest-serving squadrons. The author traces their operations from the unit's activation on December 1, 1941, through Guadalcanal, the reduction of Rabaul and their missions over the Philippines in 1945.

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