Marine Fighting Squadrons 123

 

"Eightballs"

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History 

7. September 1942 VMF-123 Established MCAS Santa Barbara CA
10. September 1945 VMF-123 Disestablished 
1946 VMF-123 Reestablished as a Reserve Squadron at NAS Los Alamitos CA.
23. July 1950 Called to active duty
ca. 1958 VMF-123 Disestablished at NAS Los Alamitos CA

Planes:
 

 

 

1943 - 1945
F4U-1D
 
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VMF-123  Deployments 
29. January 1945 - 17. June 1945 CV-20 USS Bennington CVG-82 F4U-1D -
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VMF-123  Commanding Officers 
Major Edward W. Johnston 7 Sep. 1942 19 Apr. 1943
Major Richard M. Baker 20 Apr. 1943 21 Dec. 1943
WO Francis R. Werner 22 Dec. 1943 3 Jan. 1943
Major Allen T. Barnus 4 Jan. 1943 21 Jan 1943
Major Richard M. Baker, 22 Jan. 1943 12 Sep. 1944
Major Richard V. Allard 12 Sep. 1944 25 Sep. 1945
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last update 1. July 2013

written  19. April 2009

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