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VMFA-251 will be holding a reunion April 6-8, 2017 at the Ashton Inn and Suites in Pensacola, Florida. It is open to anyone with VMFA-251 from its activation on Dec. 1 1941 to the present, and family. All are welcome to attend
To make your hotel reservation:
Ashton Inn and Suites
910 N. Navy Boulevard
Pensacola, Florida 32507
Phone: (850) 455-4561
Call the above number to make your reservation. When making your reservation give them the code VMFA to get your rate discount. Do not use the website to reserve your room. To register for the reunion online, click here! For an itinerary, click here. If you wish to register for the reunion by mail instead of using the website, click here for a registration form. We need to fill 65 rooms and have at least 150 people register for the reunion. That is the break-even point. So please get the word out!
That’s it. Let’s make this a reunion to remember!
Buka Island, December 1942. VMO-251 did not hit the island during its first combat tour but was the recipient of several strikes during its second combat tour in 1944, as well as nearby Sohana Island. To get the full story on VMO-251 during WW2, click here: http://tinyurl.com/zxwznvb
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 !
"Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty" has been published by McFarland Books. You can order the book through online booksellers and the publisher. A big thank you for your support! Links below!
McFarland Books (Publisher)
Amazon (US, UK, Italy, Japan and others) --
Barnes & Noble --
Books A Million --
The book is available for pre-order at several online booksellers as well as the publisher:
McFarland Books: To reserve your copy, click here!
Available for pre-order at Overstock.com. Click here!
Available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble. Click here!
Available for pre-order at Amazon. Click here!
Available for pre-order at Books-A-Million. Click here!
Available for pre-order at Book Depository. Click here!
When other links become active, they will be posted here.
Now for the photo: Unknown Marine on left and Lt. Glen Keithley on the right. Photo may have been taken at Bougainville, late 1944.