WWII Korean War USMC COLONEL Flight Suit Guadalcanal OPERATION VENGEANCE BSM
Or early Korean War era (unknown, see photos to judge age) USMC Flight Suit named to Colonel Luther S. He was a 1931 graduate of the US Naval Academy, one of the Marine Corps' top rifle shooters, and earned his pilot's wings in 1935. He had a big role in assisting the USAAF in planning the interception of Admiral Yamamoto as part of Operation Vengeance on April 18, 1943. He assisted in training and outfitting the P-38's with better navigational equipment. Moore flew Brewster F2A3 and F4F4 Wil. Cats as the C/O of VMF-211 from Dec 1941 to August 1942, at which time he took command of VMF-221 after their losses at the Battle of Midway. During the Battle for Guadalcanal and Solomon Islands Campaign, he also served as XO and part-time CO of MAG-12, and later commander of all Fighter Aircraft in the Solomons. For his actions there, he received the Bronze Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. In Korea Colonel Moore was again MAG-12 commanding officer where he flew Fury Jets in combat. He by 1954, he became the Deputy Chief of Staff at Fleet Marine Force at the Pacific Headquarters. This lot includes his named flight suit (name tag faded), unmarked khaki side cap, and a number of pages of COPIED research and photos I found on him. Lots more out there that can be found on him. The item "WWII Korean War USMC COLONEL Flight Suit Guadalcanal OPERATION VENGEANCE BSM" is in sale since Sunday, September 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms".collector" and is located in Jamesville, New York.
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