Steven K. Dixon 2017
Trained as a photo reconnaissance unit, the U.S. Marine Observation Squadron 251 ended up serving as a fighter squadron for the duration of World War II, shooting down 32 Japanese aircraft. They earned several awards for outstanding performance, including the Presidential Unit Citation. This book is the first to cover the history of the VMO-251, one of the Marine Corps' longest-serving squadrons. The author traces their operations from the unit's activation on December 1, 1941, through Guadalcanal, the reduction of Rabaul and their missions over the Philippines in 1945.

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The Book:

• 55 Photographs
• 10 Maps
• 9 Appendices, Notes
• Bibliography
• Index
• 241 Pages
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"Photo Recon is brilliantly focused...Geared to both the military professional and general World War II buff, the book reads as if the author researched and wrote while in the exhilarating company of the aviators themselves. Obviously overjoyed, Dixon's story is written as if he had been the only one granted the privilege of telling it."

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