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Old 5th June 2020, 19:26
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Re: The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific during WWII

IIRC Corsairs Over Rabaul, published by Kagero, has some info on VMF-122 and VMF-215, though most of the book deals with VMF-214 and VF-17.

I can try to find where it's hiding in my library and double check if you'd like.
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Re: The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific during WWII

Thank you Steve,I would like to know what's in it. I would love to see someone do something on VMF-124 & VMF-213.

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Re: The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific during WWII

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IIRC Corsairs Over Rabaul, published by Kagero, has some info on VMF-122 and VMF-215, though most of the book deals with VMF-214 and VF-17.
This one is also by me It's older and smaller (fewer pages, smaller size) than the the monograph I linked before, a booklet in fact, but nevertheless full of great stories. It has 70 pages of text (not 56, as stated at Amazon) and eight sheets of very nice line drawings (I'm not a modeller, but they look very professional to me).

https://www.amazon.com/Corsairs-Raba...224/ref=sr_1_2
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Re: The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific during WWII

I got tied up so late to the party but I'll give an independent verification that Corsairs Over Rabaul is worth getting as well.

Another one I ran across on my shelves while searching for the above book is Aerial Combat Escapades by J. hunter Reinburg. It's the memoirs of a USMC ace who scored most of his victories while flying Corsairs with VMF-122 in 1943.
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I got tied up so late to the party but I'll give an independent verification that Corsairs Over Rabaul is worth getting as well.

Another one I ran across on my shelves while searching for the above book is Aerial Combat Escapades by J. hunter Reinburg. It's the memoirs of a USMC ace who scored most of his victories while flying Corsairs with VMF-122 in 1943.
Hi Steve, I ordered the Reinburg book and it came in a few days ago. Thank you so much for the recommendation as I had never heard of that book before.

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Re: The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific during WWII

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"It looks at the war through the eyes of some of the greatest fighter pilots of all time, including Bob Hanson, the “Maharajah of Rabaul,” and highest scoring Corsair pilot in history."

I am wary of any history book that would describe 1st Lt. Robert M. Hanson (MOH) as one of the greatest fighter pilots of all time. Bruce Gamble and another well regarded author of USMC history have noted that many of Hanson's claims were made without any corroborating witnesses (other Marine pilots). Reference: Target Rabaul (Zenith 2013) by Bruce Gamble p. 300-306
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