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79 years ago, Capt. Joe McPhail and others of VMF-323 took off on their first mission from Okinawa

Discussion in 'Air War in the Pacific' started by GTaillefer, Apr 12, 2024.

  1. GTaillefer

    GTaillefer New Member

    Jan 26, 2024
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    79 years ago today, Capt. Joe McPhail and other members of VMF-323, the infamous "Death Rattlers" took off from Kadena Airfield from Okinawa on their first mission of 12 April 1945 against the enemy. After much research and conducting an interview with Col. McPhail, I have written an article that I posted on the website that I started (wwii-archives.org), which summarizes in detail his life experienced, which can be viewed here:
    Col. Joe McPhail - An incredible story of one of the last Corsair pilots - WWII Archives

    The full length detailed article about him can be viewed here:
    Joe McPhail - WWII Archives

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