US Military Patches

Marine Fighter Squadron 121 (VMF-121)

Established as Marine Fighter Squadron 121 (VMF-121) on 24 Jun 1941. Deactivated on 9 Sep 1945.

WW_II. Charter members of the Cactus Air Force and throughout the Battle of Guadalcanal arriving in October 1942. During the Pacific War, VMF-121 produced fourteen fighter aces, more than any other squadron, including Medal of Honor recipient, Major Joseph J. Foss. VMF-121 downed 208 Japanese aircraft (165 flying Wildcats and another 44 flying Corsairs) in aerial combat.

Grumman F4F Wildcats, 1941-1942
Vought F4U Corsairs, 1942-1945

File information
Album name:AFushi / USMC 100-199
Inscription:VMF 121
Base:Espirito Santo, Solomon Islands; Turtle Bay, Solomon Islands; Bougainville, New Guinea; Emirau, New Guinea; Peleliu, New Guinea, 15 Sep 1945.
Filesize:39 KiB
Date added:Mar 10, 2020
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