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F4F Wildcat Wake Island_CS

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F4F Wildcat Wake Island_CS

VMF 211 was spread pretty thin at the dawn of WWII…..They were stationed at MCAS Ewa, Pearl Harbor, but on December 4, 1941 Captain Henry Elrod and 11 other Flying Leathernecks went to sea…and flew their Wildcats from the USS ENTERPRISE to land on Wake Island, and bolster the defense forces there….

All of VMF 211’s planes left behind at Pearl were destroyed on the ground in the surprise attack of December 7th…..The Japanese also launched a second attack against Wake Island on December...
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