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After Action Report
Marine Fighting Squadron 251

Date of Action: August 15, 2008
Base of Operations: C76
Division Assignment: Sweep/Escort

VMF-251 rolled from carrier 76 in F6Fs with The Damned at 2303. Flight Assignments as follows:

Red Flight
Maj. Wyatt
Lt. Bodie
W/O. Grue

Blue Flight
Capt. MEF4UD
Lt. Roche
Capt. Morgan
Lt. aJoust

White Flight
Lt. Sidle
Lt. Trol

Squadron assigned escort of Fate and Sky Knights to A22. Squadron formed with F6Fs of Fate and climbed to 30,000ft, while Damned proceeded NE to sweep/draw off enemy fighter cover. TBMs of Sky Knights proceeded low into target further S.

Contact made with enemy around 2330. VMF-251 engaged enemy fighters while Fate proceeded to target area. Bodie shot down 2334. HAMMERR downed Ki-84 at 2335. Trol downed Ki-61 at 2336. Wyatt claimed Ki-84 at 2337. Morgan claimed Ki-61 at 2337. Grue shot down 2337. Wyatt and Trol each recorded second Ki-84 at 2338. aJoust, Morgan, Sidle shot down 2338.HAMMERR, Roche, MEF4UD, Wyatt and Trol shot down 2339.

Personnel Status
Maj. David Wyatt Shot Down
2nd Lt. HAMMERR Shot Down
2nd Lt. Norwood Bodie Shot Down
W. O. Grue Shot Down
Capt. MEF4UD Shot Down
2nd Lt. Neil Roche Shot Down
Capt. Charlie Morgan Shot Down
1st Lt. aJoust Shot Down
1st Lt.Michael Sidle Shot Down
1st Lt. Trol Shot Down

Equipment Status
10 F6F-5 10 Lost

Pilot Victories
Maj. David Wyatt 2
1st Lt. HAMMERR 1
Capt. Charlie Morgan 1
1st Lt. Trol 2