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Pensacola was followed by putting into commission a Marine Fighter Sqdn. which was transferred to Midway pronto after 7 Dec. 1941. By May 1942, he had joined in commissioning another new VMF Sqdn, which was transferred to Efate, New Hebrides via Tontouta, New Caledonia. After seeing action in the Guadalcanal Campaign, he spent 1 1/2 years as liaison officer with Commander Air Forces, Pacific Fleet, and NAS Ford Island. A very pleasant and profitable tour of duty at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. ensued where he was Asst. Director and Chief Projects Officer for the new Service Test Division. In 1946, he was assigned to the new Marine Air Reserve Training Command as AC of S, G-3. He will join the Air Section of the Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA. as an instructor after this tour at the AWC. His wife, Elizabeth (Liz) is from Greenwich, Conn. and Palo Alto, Calif. They have four boys, Charles (age 8), Christopher (age 6), Patrick (age 4), and Matthew (age 9 mos.) Hobbies are golf, squash, handball, target shooting, auto mechanics.


"Les" or "Ray" was born 1 June 1908 at Los Angeles, Calif. He attended UCLA three years, received a 2nd Lt. Inf. Res. Commission and attended two summer camps as such. In 1931 he received his wings at Kelly Field. As a Reserve Officer he served over two years with a pursuit group and one year as an enlisted caretaker of march Field Rest Camp. Received Regular Commission in Oct. 1936 and started nine years of flying training assignments. Three tours at Randolph Field with in between stations at one of the original nine Primary Contract Flying Schools in Glendale, Calif. and the Basic Flying Schools, Goodfellow Field. During the last three years at Randolph Field he was with Hq CFTC and held the following assignments: Asst. Dir. of Training, Dir. of Flying Safety, Air Inspector and the last one and a half years as AC/S A-3. He is a command pilot and received an assignment of a B-29 Group but VJ Day arrived and group disbanded prior his arrival. Completed C&GS School in February 1946 and then spent three and a half years in Europe. He was AC/S Per. for both Hq. EURD-ATC and EATS and was DAC/S Per, Hq, USAFE where he helped man the Berlin Airlift. Upon graduation from the AWC he is being assigned to the Strategic Planning Group, JCS. "Les'" hobbies are photography and listening to good music. His wife, Thelma, is from Redlands, Calif. Children are Dick (age 17), Bob (age 12), and Reta (age 7), and Don (age 4.)


"Jack" was born July 28, 1916 in Melbourne, Australia, but British Columbia, Canada, has been his home since 1924. He joined the RCAF in September 1939 at the outbreak of war and was attached to an anti-submarine squadron on the East Coast immediately after training. He flew some 1500 operations hours over the North Atlantic until 1943 and commanded two squadrons. He attended the RCAF Staff College in Toronto in 1943, and was station commander of a 

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