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December 7  Battlefield  May Be Destroyed!

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SAVE   DEC. 7, 1941   EWA  FIELD  from  the  BULL  DOZERS !

VMF-213 was formed July 1, 1942 at Ewa

The squadron left Ewa on February 21, 1943 and arrived at Espiritu on

March 1, 1943. They received their first Corsairs while at Espiritu on

March 11, 1943. After assignment to the Essex, VMF-213 participated in

actions against Lingayen, Luzon, Formosa, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Lt Col Millington claimed the first kill by carrier-based Marines during WWII. When Cdr George O. Klinsmann was shot down during the strike

on the Pescadores on January 15, 1945, Millington became commander of

Air Group 4, the first Marine to command a Navy Air Group.

Lt Col Millington

VMF-213  "Hell Hawks"