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After Action Report
Marine Fighting Squadron 251

Date of Action: March 26, 2010
Base of Operations:A111
Division Assignment: Defense A111

Squadron took off at 2259 with 7 Brewster 239s assigned to defend A111 with 9GIAP. VMF-251 formed up by flights:

Red Flight
Lt. Col. Wyatt
Capt. Sidle
2nd Lt. Coronado
2nd Lt. Badgley

Blue Flight
1st Lt. Trol
1st Lt. Roche
2nd Lt. Millsaps

Squadron entered patrol arc around airfield. At about 2330 contact made with Ju-88s approaching airfield, and VMF-251 engaged.

Wyatt shot down Ju-88 at 2334, but shot down soon after attacking second target. Roche shot down Ju-88 at 2334. Trol shot down Ju-88 at 2335. Sidle claimed Ju-88 at 2335.

Enemy attack beaten off, and squadron resumed coverage of airfield. Sidle continued to lead until recovering by 0038.

Personnel Status
Lt. Col. David Wyatt Shot Down
Capt. Michael Sidle Landed Safely
2nd Lt. Eli Coronado Landed Safely
2nd Lt. John Badgley Landed Safely
1st Lt. Trol Landed Safely
1st Lt. Neil Roche Landed Safely
2nd Lt. Billy Millsaps Landed Safely

Equipment Status
7 Brewster 239s 6 Recovered

1 Lost

Pilot Victories
Lt. Col. David Wyatt 1
Capt. Michael Sidle 1
1st Lt. Trol 1
1st Lt. Roche 1