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“During a Japanese air raid on Yonton Airfield, Okinawa, Japan on April 28, 1945, the corsairs of the "Hell’s Belles,” Marine Corps Fighter Squadron are silhouetted against the sky by a lacework of anti-aircraft shells.“

(AP)

“Dozens of F4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat fighter planes fly in formation over the USS Missouri, while the surrender ceremonies to end World War II take place aboard the U.S. Navy battleship, on September 2, 1945.”

(AP)

“A Marine forward air-observer team guides a Marine Corsair in for a strike on an enemy-held hill. The ‘Black Sheep Corsairs’ were highly praised by Army and Marines alike for their precision strikes on targets and their extremely close support of forward units. The close air support provided to the 1st Marine Division by their own aircraft was unique and envied by their Army counterparts.”

(NARA)