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United States. Marine. All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242


Historical Note

Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 242 (VMTB-242) was established on September 15, 1943. During World War II, the unit served in the Pacific theater. It was deactivated on November 23, 1945.

The unit was reactivated on October 1, 1960 as Marine Attack Squadron 242 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina. In 1966, they were sent to Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam where they remained until early 1971. Post-Vietnam War, the squadron returned to the United States for a period but had deployments to Africa, the Pacific, and the Middle East, specifically Iraq. The squadron is still active.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Roy T. Church Vietnam War Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2017-09-29
Abstract Roy T. Church (b. 1944) was born in Great Falls, Montana and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines as a bombadier and navigator from 1968-1969. The collection contains slides, photographs and a map related to his military service.

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