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List of United States Marine Corps Aircraft Groups

List of United States Marine Corps Aircraft Groups
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This is a list of United States Marine Corps Aviation Groups (MAG, MACG, MATSG). Inactive groups are listed by their designation at the time they were decommissioned.

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The Marines Invade Goleta

The Marines Invade Goleta
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World War II brought a lot of changes to our world, and Goleta was no exception. Our little airport served as the backdrop for a Marine air station that served as a training base for multiple squadrons that went on to support combat operations in the Pacific Theater.

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Wings of Honor Project receives $500,000 pledge from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Wings of Honor Project receives $500,000 pledge  from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
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The Wings of Honor Project, which aims to build a monument at Santa Barbara International Airport to commemorate the siteís history as a US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) during World War II, announced the start of its public fundraising campaign at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 1 inside the old 1942 Terminal at the airport.

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Posts Tagged With: Marine Air Group 45

Posts Tagged With: Marine Air Group 45
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In the fall of 1944, Marine Air Group-45 set up shop at Ulithi Atoll and received the task of suppressing the bypassed Japanese bases in the Carolines. MAG-45ís biggest and most important target was Yap, which included a large airfield capable of handling twin-engine bombers. The air groupís Avenger squadron, initially VMTB-232 and later VMSB-245, also provided anti-submarine patrols around the fleet anchorage at Ulithi.

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