Black Sheep Squadron Begins Marine Aviation Involvement in Korean War

August 3, 1950, in Marine Corps history.
Black Sheep Squadron Begins Marine Aviation Involvement in Korean War
Posted on 8/3/2000

On August 3, 1950, eight Corsair fighter planes launched from the USS Sicily and carried out the first Marine aviation mission in the Korean War. The raid targeted enemy installations with incendiary bombs, rockets, and strafing runs near Inchon, Korea. The Corsairs were with VMF-214, more famously known as the "Black Sheep" squadron of World War II.

*Image info: Four U.S. Marine Corps Vought F4U-1 fighters armed with bombs in late 1943 or early 1944.
(U.S. Government photo/released).


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