Posts Tagged With: Marine Air Group 45

Posts Tagged With: Marine Air Group 45

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MAG-45’s War in the Pacific Backwaters

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The strip at Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll, home to Marine Air Group-45. This photo was taken at the end of April 1945. In the photo can be seen several F6F-5N night fighters, a line of TBM Avengers, a few SBD Dauntless dive bombers, an SB2C Helldiver, and an unusual array of Culver TD2C Turkey target drones (at right)

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VMSB-245 crews receive a target briefing prior to a mission against Yap Island on May 1, 1945.
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LT. Col. Hurst and Colonel Robert Mangum chat with and congratulate two young fighter pilots, Lt. Hill and Lt. Hungtington, after they shot down a Japanese plane. April 28, 1945.

In honor of their all-but unknown efforts, here are some photographs from that backwater campaign.

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