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Marine Fighter Squadron 213 (VMF-213)

Established as Marine Fighter Squadron 213 (VMF-213) "Hell Hawks" on 1 Jul 1942. Deactivated in 1945.

WW-II. Participated in actions against New Georgia and Kahali and flew throughout the Solomon Islands until Dec 1943. Departed the US on 18 Sep 1944 on board the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) and USS Hancock (CV-19). After training at MCAS Ewa they met up with the USS Essex at Ulithi on 9 Dec 1944 as part of Task Force 58, VMF-213 along with VMF-124 participated in actions against Lingayen, Luzon, Formosa, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Vietnam when they struck at Japanese Tojos that had stopped at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to refuel on 12 Jan 1945.

Credited with downing 117 enemy aircraft during the war.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair, 1943-1952

File information
Album name:AFushi / USMC 200-299
Inscription:HELL HAWKS
Base:MCAS Ewa, HI, 1 Jul 1942; Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, Mar 1, 1943; Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Apr 1943; MCAS Mojave, CA.
Filesize:53 KiB
Date added:Mar 10, 2020
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