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VM224 WWII  
VMAW 224 WWII
VMFA 224 WWII


BASE
Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224) is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18
Hornet squadron. Also known as the "Fighting Bengals",  the squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort,
South Carolina and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW).

 

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SKS
IS/WAS
THE MILITARY CASE BRAND

OF
HATTORI
SEIKOSHA


MISSION
Attack and destroy surface targets, day or night, under the weather; conduct multi-sensor imagery reconnaissance;
provide supporting arms coordination; and intercept and destroy enemy aircraft under all-weather conditions.

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WORLD WAR II

Marine Fighter Squadron 224 (VMF-224) was commissioned on May 1, 1942 at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flying Grumman
F4F Wildcats, the Bengals entered World War II as part of the Cactus Air Force stationed on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. Led by Medal
of Honor recipient Maj Robert Galer, the squadron accounted for over sixty Japanese aircraft being destroyed in less than two months.
The squadron also conducted close air support (CAS) missions while under constant attack from Japanese naval, air, and ground forces. VMF-224’s
contributed significantly to the American victory during the Guadalcanal Campaign, which in turn, helped stem the tide of the Japanese advance
across the Southern Pacific and secured a crucial foothold in the long island-hopping campaign against Japan.

Active

May 1, 1942 - present
Country
United States

Allegiance
United States of America

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Branch
United States Marine Corps
Type
All Weather Fighter/Attack

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Role
Close air support
Air interdiction
Aerial reconnaissance
Part of
Marine Aircraft Group 31
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

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Garrison/HQ
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Nickname
"Fighting Bengals"
Fighting Wildcats (WWII)
Tail Code
WK

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Engagements
World War II
* Battle of Guadalcanal
* Battle of Okinawa
Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Joint Endeavor
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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SKS
IS/WAS
THE MILITARY CASE BRAND

OF
HATTORI
SEIKOSHA

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WWII PEP PIN WITH BENGAL TIGER
IS FOR
VM224 WWII  
VMAW 224 WWII
VMFA 224 WWII

DURING WW11

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I USED IT FOR ITS HISTORY
MARINES IN THE PACIFIC
AGAINS THE JAPANESE

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