Beebe, Marshall Ulrich
- Existence: 1913-1991
Marshall U. Beebe was born on August 6, 1913 in Anaheim, California. He joined the United States Navy in 1935 and was designated a naval aviator two years later. He flew with Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) and briefly with Composite Squadron 64 (VC-64) before taking command of Composite Squadron 39 (VC-39) aboard the USS Liscome Bay. After the Liscome Bay was sunk near Makin in August 1943, he joined Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) aboard the USS Hornet. Beebe remained in the military after World War II and served aboard several carriers, including the USS Essex during the Korean War. He also served as a test pilot and director at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and held several administrative and command positions with the Navy Department. He retired as a captain in March 1963 and passed away in 1991.
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American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.