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After Action Report
Date of Action: January 18, 2008
VMF-251 lifted from A22 at 2316 to provide air superiority for Engagement Area Charlie. Took off 045 and turned NE towards field 21. When S of field, 251 turned 240 and proceeded to assigned engagement area at altitude of 15,000ft.
At 2330 contact made with enemy aircraft at engagement area. VMF-251 encountered Fw-190s between 10,000 and 15,000 ft and engaged. At 2335 Maj. Wyatt recorded victory over Fw-190. Squadron was bounced by second wave of high 109s and 190s. Capt. Morgan shot down at 2335. Sgt. VipPer65 shot down at 2336. Wyatt shot down one additional Fw-190 at 2337, before forced to egress due to wounds received from ground fire.
1st Lt. Santana continued engagement and shot down one Fw-190 at 2341. Was shot down at 2347. Wyatt forced to ditch on egress, rescued at 2343.