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VMF223_Smitty
09-15-2004, 07:36 AM
VMF-223 MAG-11
Capt. John Lucien Smith
Commanding

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Gentlemen -
I am looking for anyone who may have set up a virtual squadron as Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-224, or anyone who knows of one.
If you are a member or Officer of a squadron by this designation, please contact me at co_vmf223@sbcglobal,net
I am interested in combining the two squadrons in a historical Solomon Islands campaign.

VMF-223, commanded by Captain J. L. Smith (19 victories, all in 7 weeks, MOH. The first fighter squadron in the Solomons, arriving on August 20, 1942. After heroic service with the Cactus Air Force, the squadron left for home on Oct. 16. In 1944, VMF-223 participated in the aerial siege of Rabaul; in Jan. 1945 it participated in the liberation of the Philippines.
VMF-223 was credited with downing 132 Japanese planes.

VMF-224, commanded by Major R. Galer (13 victories, 11 in 29 days) The other early-arriving fighter squadron of the Cactus Air Force, landing at Henderson Field Aug. 30, 1942. It had been organized on May 1, in the post-Pearl Harbor expansion of Marine air. 224 fought at Guadalcanal for two months, rotating home on Nov. 1. After some time stateside, VMF-224 returned to the Pacific, attacking the by-passed Japanese held Marshalls in 1944.
VMF-224 claimed the aerial destruction of 115 enemy aircraft.

223 and 224 were the first two Marine squadrons at Guadalcanal and arrived August 1942. With few planes, and against the best that the Japanese could throw at the 1st Marine Division at Henderson, they became the core of the famous "Cactus Air Force".
I would like to coordinate a campaign in PF, when it is released, to represent this epic struggle in the Solomon Islands.

Thank you
Captain J. L. (Smitty) Smith
VMF-223
VMF-223 - Fighting Bulldogs (http://417sqnrcaf.com/2index.html)

VMF223_Smitty
09-15-2004, 07:36 AM
VMF-223 MAG-11
Capt. John Lucien Smith
Commanding

&lt;S!&gt;
Gentlemen -
I am looking for anyone who may have set up a virtual squadron as Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-224, or anyone who knows of one.
If you are a member or Officer of a squadron by this designation, please contact me at co_vmf223@sbcglobal,net
I am interested in combining the two squadrons in a historical Solomon Islands campaign.

VMF-223, commanded by Captain J. L. Smith (19 victories, all in 7 weeks, MOH. The first fighter squadron in the Solomons, arriving on August 20, 1942. After heroic service with the Cactus Air Force, the squadron left for home on Oct. 16. In 1944, VMF-223 participated in the aerial siege of Rabaul; in Jan. 1945 it participated in the liberation of the Philippines.
VMF-223 was credited with downing 132 Japanese planes.

VMF-224, commanded by Major R. Galer (13 victories, 11 in 29 days) The other early-arriving fighter squadron of the Cactus Air Force, landing at Henderson Field Aug. 30, 1942. It had been organized on May 1, in the post-Pearl Harbor expansion of Marine air. 224 fought at Guadalcanal for two months, rotating home on Nov. 1. After some time stateside, VMF-224 returned to the Pacific, attacking the by-passed Japanese held Marshalls in 1944.
VMF-224 claimed the aerial destruction of 115 enemy aircraft.

223 and 224 were the first two Marine squadrons at Guadalcanal and arrived August 1942. With few planes, and against the best that the Japanese could throw at the 1st Marine Division at Henderson, they became the core of the famous "Cactus Air Force".
I would like to coordinate a campaign in PF, when it is released, to represent this epic struggle in the Solomon Islands.

Thank you
Captain J. L. (Smitty) Smith
VMF-223
VMF-223 - Fighting Bulldogs (http://417sqnrcaf.com/2index.html)

VMF223_Smitty
09-15-2004, 03:59 PM
Friendly bump

VMF223_Smitty
09-20-2004, 01:51 PM
Bump

VMF223_Smitty
11-01-2004, 05:49 PM
Bump

WIFC Warhawk
11-01-2004, 05:57 PM
I have that designator (and 224) and have had it since 2000 during cfs2 days. But since this is going to be bigger than CFS2 ever thought of being AND the fact you have 223 established here already, I have no issues. I found that it will be easier to just have everyone displaying a WIFC tag in public thus cutting out a large headache. Besides, why should I be the only one to have the cactus airforces?

Cheers and enjoy the game, sir.

VMF223_Smitty
11-02-2004, 06:31 PM
Warhawk -
Thanks - I visted your CFS2 site after VMF-223 got started. I found it while researching the historical MAG-23.
Good luck and keep 'em flying.

Smitty

WIFC Warhawk
11-03-2004, 08:52 AM
Same to you, Smitty. Do her proud!

Semper fidelis.

VMF223_Smitty
11-03-2004, 08:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WIFC Warhawk:
Same to you, Smitty. Do her proud!

Semper fidelis. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aye Aye Sir -

Smitty