U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) Profiles and Veterans
World War II in the Pacific War and Korean War
Pacific Wrecks interviews U. S. Marine Corps veterans of World War II in the Pacific and the Korean War. If you would like to be profiled or interviewed contact us.
U. S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Bob Allan 28th Marines, Iwo Jima casualties and fighting.
John Basilone served on Guadalcanal earned the Medal of Honor and killed on Iwo Jima.
Harold W. Bauer pilot VMF-212 on Guadalcanal earned Medal of Honor and went MIA November 14, 1942.
Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. 2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor remains recovered 2015.
William J. Bordelon 2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor, posthumously.
Buser Signal Corps, Guadalcanal recollections.
Roger H. Brindos VMF-321 F4U Corsair pilot shot down Prisoner Of War, executed.
Marion E. Carl VMF-221 fighter pilot, ace and test pilot.
Darrell S. Cole 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor, posthumously.
Coggin 1st Marines Guadalcanal recollections, friendly fire, Tenaru, raids.
Jefferson J. DeBlanc VMF-112 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor.
Arthur F. Dreves 1st Marine Division, C/1/1 Pelielu, Okinawa and north China.
Aquilla J. Dyess 4th Marine Division earned Medal of Honor.
Ed Foley 1st Marines Guadalcanal Landing, Air raids combat
Howard Fuller VMTB-131 ordnance & engineering.
Robert E. Galer VMF-224 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor
Henry Gurke 3rd Marine Raider Battalion KIA November 9, 1943 earned Medal of Honor.
Robert M. Hanson VMF-214 and VMF-215 F4U Corsair pilot claimed 25 aerial victories, MIA February 3, 1944.
William D. Hawkins 2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Huebner 1st Marine Division, Australia, Goodenough, Finchafen, Cape Gloucester, Guadalcanal,
Douglas T. Jacobson 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.
Henry W. Jones 7th Marines Division, 3rd Battalion, Company I Killed In Action October 18, 1944 on Peleliu.
Jacklyn H. Lucas 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.
A. W. Matzer Marine Air Group 32 (MAG-32) Headquarters Squadron SBD gunner and radio operator in the Philippines.
Leon W. McStine 1st Marine Division Killed In Action September 17, 1942 on Guadalcanal remains Missing In Action (MIA).
Merillat Marine Correspondent, Guadalcanal journal entries and recollections.
Morris VMF-218 F4U Corsair pilot shot down and rescued by Catalina and reunited with
his former aircraft in 1991.
Robert G. Owensos, Jr. VMF-215 F4U Corsair pilot and ace earned the Navy Cross and retired as a Major General.
Thomas J. Pechacek 1st Defense Battalion on Wake Island and Prisoner Of War (POW).
Wesley Phelps 1st Marine Division, 7th Marines Peleliu earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Everett P. Pope 1st Marine Division 1/1 earned the Medal of Honor on Peleliu.
John B. Quinn, Jr. 6th Marines MIA July 29, 1945 on southern Okinawa.
Haig Sarafian 3rd Defense Battalion MIA September 19, 1944 on Hill 100 on Peleliu.
Schneider Battle of Bloody Ridge September 13-14, 1942 earned Navy Cross.
Alexander A. Vandegrift 1st Marine Division, earned Medal of Honor, commandant of the Marine Corps.
Kenneth A. Walsh VMF-124 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor.
William G. Walsh 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Wilson D. Watson 3rd Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.