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13 Aug 1942

United States
  • US Marine Corps established the Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Barbara, California, United States; it was placed under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Livingston B. Stedman, Jr. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]
19 Feb 1944

United States
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was reformed at Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara in California, United States. 2nd Lieutenant Ranson Tilton, fresh out of pilot training, was named the acting commanding officer. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]
9 Apr 1944

United States
  • Stan Bailey was named the commanding officer of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 based in Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara in California, United States. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]

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