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After Action Report
Date of Action: August 14, 2009
VMF-251 took off at 2303 with eight F4U-1A Corsairs, assigned to sweep A12 to draw enemy defenses away from strike package en route from S. Squadron formed up by flights:
Squadron climbed to altitude of 24,000ft and proceeded W to target area.Near A96 spotted single Ki-61 low, which egressed out of area. At A11 squadron hit from front and right side by large group of Ki-61s.
Nelson shot down 2333. King shot down Ki-61 at 2334. Wyatt shot down 2334.Trol shot down 2335. King and Land shot down 2336. Sidle and Coronado managed to egress out, recovered at A87 by 2351.