By USMCR (Ret.), Captain John C. Chapin
It was once it seems that a trifling occasion whilst a number of Marine planes flew right into a muddy airfield at Tacloban at the island of Leyte within the Philippines on three December 1944. throughout them have been the weather of the big U.S. military invasion which had began on 20 October. Seven infantry divisions and 6 military Air strength (AAF) air teams ruled the island scene. It used to be the beginning of an enormous crusade during which Marine aviation could play an important position. that's the crusade to free up the Philippines.
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MacGillivray EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist; Catherine A. C. S.
400 rounds of ammuwith 1,600 lbs. of bombs and 2 Aux- nition) iliary tanks 2—30 cal. (2000 rounds) 1—i 600 lb. bomb 2—500 lb. bombs 8—5" Rockets F6F-3N3 Fighter Grumman Douglas R4D-5 Transport 313 knots 2250 1,100 Nautical miles 6—50 cal. (2400 with 1—150 gal. Auxiliary tank 200 knots 2—1 050 rounds of ammunition) 1,555 Nautical miles None (will carry 27 troops with combat gear) Skytrain Pilot Co-Pilot Radioman Explanation of squadron designations: Preceded by letters V (Heavier-than-Air) and M (Marine); the letters alone or in combination indicate type squadrons using the planes: F—Fighter.
Night fighter Version. air support had been validated. Acknowledgement of this came The official Marine Corps histo- ry of World War II made this in a final evaluation by Eichel- observation: berger. He commented that the "superb" accomplishments of A radical departure Marine air stemmed in part from the Marine liaison officers [who] were "always in front lines" with the infantry commanders. They were as familiar with the forward positions as was the infantry. " from orthodox methods was the adoption of direct communications between pilots and ground-based air liaison parties.