Marine Aviators See First Action in Korean War

April 21, 1951 in Marine Corps History
Marine Aviators See First Action in Korean War
Posted on 4/21/2022

On April 21, 1951, carrier-based Marine airplanes made their first contact with enemy planes over North Korea. Captain Philip C. Delong shot down two YAK fighters and 1st Lieutenant Harold D. Daigh destroyed one more and damaged another near Pyongyang. Both pilots were with VMF-312 flying from the USS Bataan.


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