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Wrecked Wildcats of VMF-211 collected by Japanese, Wake, circa late Dec 1941

Caption   Wrecked Wildcats of VMF-211 collected by Japanese, Wake, circa late Dec 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-179006
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 24 Dec 1941
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Sep 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Karen Elrod Williams says:
16 Nov 2007 11:34:59 AM

The plane in the front of this picture is that flown by my cousin Hammerin Hank Elrod, first Marine Aviator in WWII to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
2. Anonymous says:
29 Dec 2008 02:21:22 PM

Karen, I am a former member of VMA-211 "Wake Island Avengers". I would love to hear stories if you have any and share with the guys back in 211. -Chris

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