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After Action Report
Marine Fighting Squadron 251

Date of Action: Septebmer 11, 2009
Base of Operations: A1
Division Assignment: CAP V118

VMF-251 took off at 2349 with six Bf-109Es. Squadron formed up by flights:

Red Flight
Lt. Col. Wyatt
2nd Lt. Coronado
2nd Lt. King
CWO2 Millsaps

Blue Flight
Capt. Sidle
1st Lt. Trol

With Claimjumps and VF-6 squadron proceeded SE and climbed to 25,000ft to CAP V118. VMF-251 assigned to mid CAP at 15,000ft and began descent. Enemy aircraft spotted by scouts at 25,000ft and approaching.

Wyatt vanished at 0007. Contact made with enemy by remainder of squadron. Trol shot down 0015. King claimed I-16 at 0016. Millsaps shot down 0018. Sidle shot down I-16 at 0019. Coronado shot down I-16 at 0020.

Sidle, Coronado and King recovered by 0046.

Personnel Status
Lt. Col. David Wyatt Vanished
2nd Lt. Eli Coronado Landed Safely
2nd Lt. Frank King Landed Safely
CWO2 Billy Millsaps Shot Down
Capt. Michael Sidle Ditched
1st Lt. Trol Shot Down

Equipment Status
6 Bf-109 3 Recovered

3 Lost

Pilot Victories
2nd Lt. Eli Coronado 1
2nd Lt. Frank King 1
Capt. Michael Sidle 1