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Charlie_52ndVFW
12-12-2004, 09:39 PM
To the powers that be:

Could you please add VMF-251 to the USMC squadron list for Pacific Fighters? I spent 5 years with VMFA-251 (97-02) and would love to be able to fly a campaign as one of them.

Would be much appreciated.

http://www.2maw.usmc.mil/beaufort/vmfa251/vmfa251history.asp

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251), was activated 1 December 1941 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, CA as Marine Observation Squadron 251 (VMO-251). While flying the Grumman F4F €œWildcat€ during World War II, the squadron participated in numerous Pacific campaigns including Guadalcanal, Southern Solomon€s, Santa Cruz, Luzon, and the Southern Philippines.

In 1944, the squadron transitioned to the F-4U €œCorsair€, and was re-designated Marine Fighter Squadron Two Five One (VMF-251) in February 1945. VMF-251 continued operations in the South Pacific until 1 May 1945 when it flew its last combat mission of World War II while supporting clean-up operations at Leyte. On 1 June 1945 VMF-251 was deactivated at Samar, Philippines Island. Thirteen months later on 1 July 1946, VMF-251 was reactivated at Gross Isle, Michigan as a ready-reserve squadron.

Charlie_52ndVFW
12-19-2004, 04:34 PM
Guess this was lost with all the other junk going on.... so... BUMP

BaldieJr
12-19-2004, 07:25 PM
See page 23 of the PF manual.