In Memoriam: John F. Dobbin
Retired Brigadier General John Dobbin died in July 1995 in Winter Park, Fla. He was 83.
Earning a Marine commission in 1936, he flew 125 combat missions as a fighter pilot during World War II. Dobbin fought in the skies over Guadalcanal, Saipan and Okinawa and was one of the Marine Corps' first aces.
He received a Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross at Guadalcanal.
Prior to retiring, he commanded the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.
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