January 1996

In Memoriam: John F. Dobbin

Volume 79, Issue 1

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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