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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.“


“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.”