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Major Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.

Caption   Major Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps via the Bobby Rocker Collection
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F4U Corsair   Main article  Photos  
Solomon Islands Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos at Same Place Guadalcanal, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Jan 2013

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Dec 2015 10:00:11 PM

READY TO GO F4U-1 assigned to VMF-214, Solomon Islands photograph was taken at Guadalcanal during VMF-214's first combat tour.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
25 Dec 2015 08:18:02 PM

I think Bill meant VMF-213.
3. David Moore says:
19 Mar 2020 07:23:13 AM

Greg Weissenberger is my great uncle and my own military heritage. Any additional pictures you have of him would be appreciated.

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WW2-Era Place Name Guadalcanal, British Western Pacific Territories
Lat/Long -9.4280, 160.0548
Famous WW2 Quote
"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943