October 1943

Marine Aviation in Munda Campaign

Volume 27, Issue 6

HEADQUARTERS of Marine Corps Aviation in Washington were gratified by the official release of recent reports from the South Pacific theater revealing that the flying Leathernecks, in cooperation with Navy pilots, had played a major role in the Munda campaign which resulted in the capture of the key Japanese airfield there after a 37-day assault.

Marine Corps and Navy planes, the reports indicated, made up about two-thirds of the forces employed in these air operations, on a scale unprecedented in that area.

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