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On 29 June 1944, VMO-251 began combat operations from Piva North Airfield, Bougainville. The target for the day was AA gun emplacements near Rabaul. Four divisions (16 Corsairs) led by Humberd (CO), Furlow, Gerety amd Jennings dropped 12 of 16 1,000 pound bombs right in the target area, resulting in a commendation from higher command for the excellent results! Get the whole squadron history by ordering "Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II". Click here !
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