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USMC VMA 211 WestPac Deployment - Iwakuni March 1962-April 1963

HINT: Scroll down to view all thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail for a larger picture. Click on NEXT(upper right hand corner) to advance to next full size image. Key F11 will toggle you between full screen mode off and on, a nice feature for viewing photo's. Enjoy If you have time visit some of my other gallery's by clicking on All Gallery's above. Thanks for looking in. **************************************************************************************************** March 1962: VMA 211 was the first Skyhawk squadron to trans-pacific from El Toro, California to Iwakuni, Japan. The route was El Toro - Hawaii - Midway - Wake Island - Guam and Iwakuni. Squadron personnel were placed along the route to service aircraft as they landed at different locations across the Pacific. Approximately 20 VMA 211 A4D-2N Skyhawks departed El Toro, California arriving at Marine Corps Air Facility Iwakuni, Japan about a week later. At Wake Island there was a brief tribute ceremony to the Marines from VMF 211 that died in 1942 defending Wake Island. 1962 - 1963: During the following 13 months VMA 211 made several deployments to Okinawa and the Philippines. July 1962: During VMA 211's Iwakuni deployment about 25 support personnel were loaned to assist VMA 332's flight operation at Udon, Thailand. VMA 332 flew close air support sorties into Laos assisting Air America's operations. VMA 332 had deployed from Atsugi on Air America's request. March 1963: VMA 211 returned to El Toro, California where the Squadron was assigned the A-4E Skyhawk.******* NOTE: All the black and white images, with a few noted exceptions, were originally taken in 1962-1963 with my Petri 7S rangefinder camera and recently scanned with an Epson Perfection 1650 scanner.****************************************************************************************** NOTE: From time to time I receive images from other former 211 members. To date Dick Stefanski, MGySgt Jerry J. Gooch USMC(ret) and Craig Bowlby have sent me pictures. I have posted them to this gallery with their permission. Their images will have their name at the bottom right hand side under the picture and will also include any history they may have sent along with the image. I thank them for sharing their images with us. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Dave  2nd  ITR Camp Pendleton
Dave 2nd ITR Camp Pendleton
NAS Jacksonville Ordnance school 1
NAS Jacksonville Ordnance school 1
NAS Jacksonville Ordnance school
NAS Jacksonville Ordnance school
Yuma Deployment  May-June 1961
Yuma Deployment May-June 1961
Dave at Treasure Island before shipping out
Dave at Treasure Island before shipping out
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Four at Treasure Island
Four at Treasure Island
Dave  at Wake Island
Dave at Wake Island
Welcome Aboard
Welcome Aboard
Iwakuni main gate
Iwakuni main gate
Ordnance Shack
Ordnance Shack
Dave with 20mm
Dave with 20mm
Ordnance Shack
Ordnance Shack
Dave  with 20mm outside ordnance shack
Dave with 20mm outside ordnance shack
Gary Boots  Miller 1
Gary "Boots" Miller 1
The morning after the night before
The morning after the night before
Plug in area
Plug in area
Home away from home
Home away from home
Armed VMA 211 bird ready for launch
Armed VMA 211 bird ready for launch
VMA 211 A4's
VMA 211 A4's
A VMA 211 A4D-2N take off
A VMA 211 A4D-2N take off
Japanese  bunker
Japanese bunker
CAT  Airlines (Air America)
CAT Airlines (Air America)
Dave  at Japanese MG position
Dave at Japanese MG position
Gary Boots Miller 2
Gary "Boots" Miller 2
Gary Boots Miller
Gary "Boots" Miller
Tunnel entrance
Tunnel entrance
Japanese bunker
Japanese bunker
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Bob Manna
Bob Manna
Rice Paddy 1
Rice Paddy 1
Iwakuni Cabaret
Iwakuni Cabaret
Cabaret in Iwakuni
Cabaret in Iwakuni
Cabaret Performer
Cabaret Performer
Don and Ralph with friends
Don and Ralph with friends
Dime a dance
Dime a dance
Hey Gunny...
Hey Gunny...
Pappy Hughes and friend
Pappy Hughes and friend
Group therapy session
Group therapy session
Cheers
Cheers
Main side E club entertainment
Main side E club entertainment
 Main side E club entertainment
Main side E club entertainment
Main side E club entertainment
Main side E club entertainment
Peace Park  - Childrens Memorial
Peace Park - Childrens Memorial
Peace Park
Peace Park
Hiroshima  Peace Park 10
Hiroshima Peace Park 10
Hiroshima  Peace Park 13
Hiroshima Peace Park 13
Hiroshima  Peace Park 11
Hiroshima Peace Park 11
Hiroshima  Peace Park 12
Hiroshima Peace Park 12
Hiroshima  Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall Building 1
Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall Building 1
My  Tohatsu Runpet Sport
My Tohatsu Runpet Sport
Village 1
Village 1
 Village 2
Village 2
Tending  nets 27
Tending nets 27
Mending nets 28
Mending nets 28
Iwakuni street 1
Iwakuni street 1
Outside main gate
Outside main gate
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 2005
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 2005
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 1962
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 1962
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 10
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 10
Kintai Castle 1
Kintai Castle 1
Kintai Castle 2
Kintai Castle 2
Kintai Castle 3
Kintai Castle 3
Kintai Castle ticket
Kintai Castle ticket
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 1962
Kintai Bashi (bridge) 1962
Kintai Bashi 2005 (73)
Kintai Bashi 2005 (73)
View of Kintai Bashi from Kintai castle
View of Kintai Bashi from Kintai castle
Kintai  Bashi  2005
Kintai Bashi 2005
That's me at Kintai Bashi  on my  ichi ban Tohatsu Runpet Sport
That's me at Kintai Bashi on my "ichi ban" Tohatsu Runpet Sport
1963 Triumph TR6
1963 Triumph TR6
1963 Triumph TR6
1963 Triumph TR6
Far East drivers license 1
Far East drivers license 1
Far East drivers license 2
Far East drivers license 2
Jim  & Bea 1962
Jim & Bea 1962
Jim and Bea 2013- On my bridge 51 years after previous picture
Jim and Bea 2013- On my bridge 51 years after previous picture
Bea
Bea
Jim  & Bea
Jim & Bea
Jim
Jim
Miyajima  ferry 1
Miyajima ferry 1
 miyajima ferry 2
miyajima ferry 2
Miyajima 2
Miyajima 2
Ferry to Miyajima
Ferry to Miyajima
Jim  Bea 1
Jim Bea 1
Miyajima 3
Miyajima 3
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima 4
Miyajima 4
Jim & Bea's house
Jim & Bea's house
Cubi Point,  P.I.
Cubi Point, P.I.
Cubi Point PI Rec area
Cubi Point PI Rec area
Cubi Point beach
Cubi Point beach
Phillipines
Phillipines
 Victor Bldg
Victor Bldg
 Matsushita Electric Bldg
Matsushita Electric Bldg
Me in peda cab outside USO
Me in peda cab outside USO
The driver
The driver
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
Busy street
Busy street
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower
Diet Building
Diet Building
Tokyo
Tokyo
Mitsubishi Electric bldg.
Mitsubishi Electric bldg.
A very somber me
A very somber me
Mikado Theater and Restaurant
Mikado Theater and Restaurant
Tokyo
Tokyo
Toshiba bldg and Asahi Shimbun bldg (newspaper)
Toshiba bldg and Asahi Shimbun bldg (newspaper)
Iwakuni traffic circle
Iwakuni traffic circle
Jim and Bea at Ono Shrine  Torii
Jim and Bea at Ono Shrine Torii
Me and my friend Sapparo at Ono
Me and my friend Sapparo at Ono
Jim  & Bea  at Ono Shrine
Jim & Bea at Ono Shrine
Bea at Ono Shrine
Bea at Ono Shrine
Ono shrine 1
Ono shrine 1
Ono shrine
Ono shrine
Wedding at Ono Shrine 1
Wedding at Ono Shrine 1
Wedding at Ono Shrine 2
Wedding at Ono Shrine 2
Wedding at Ono Shrine 3
Wedding at Ono Shrine 3
Wedding gifts of fresh fruit
Wedding gifts of fresh fruit
Ono shrine
Ono shrine
Main street 3
Main street 3
Me in Iwakuni
Me in Iwakuni
Daily chores
Daily chores
Steve
Steve
Push cart
Push cart
Iwakuni 2
Iwakuni 2
Woman and child washing clothes
Woman and child washing clothes
Iwakuni 3
Iwakuni 3
Bridge to RTO
Bridge to RTO
Main street
Main street
Iwakuni  boys 1
Iwakuni boys 1
Iwakuni  boys 2
Iwakuni boys 2
Iwakuni  boys 3
Iwakuni boys 3
Iwakuni  girl
Iwakuni girl
Cemetery
Cemetery
Iwakuni  street
Iwakuni street
# 23 refueling in flight
# 23 refueling in flight
VMA-211 flyover
VMA-211 flyover
Wake Island VMF-211 Memorial
Wake Island VMF-211 Memorial
Wake Island VMF-211 Memorial
Wake Island VMF-211 Memorial
VMF-211  F4F-4 Cowling
VMF-211 F4F-4 Cowling
VMF-211  F4F-4 Prop
VMF-211 F4F-4 Prop
Darrell Shelor bulls eye
Darrell Shelor bulls eye
CF 19
CF 19
 Yuma  Deployment
Yuma Deployment
1st Lt  Dick Ulm - MCAF  Yuma, Az
1st Lt Dick Ulm - MCAF Yuma, Az
Flight Line  MCAF  Yuma, Az.
Flight Line MCAF Yuma, Az.
MCAS El Toro Enlisted Barracks
MCAS El Toro Enlisted Barracks
MCAS  El Toro
MCAS El Toro
MCAS El Toro VMA 211 flight line
MCAS El Toro VMA 211 flight line
Enroute To Target
Enroute To Target
Napalm drop
Napalm drop
Off Fan Tail USS  Hornet  CVS-12
Off Fan Tail USS Hornet CVS-12
Birds Not On Trans Pac
Birds Not On Trans Pac
Take Off For Trans Pac From MCAS El Toro
Take Off For Trans Pac From MCAS El Toro
USS  Hornet  1
USS Hornet 1
USS  Hornet 6
USS Hornet 6
USS Hornet 2
USS Hornet 2
USS  Hornet  3
USS Hornet 3
Wake Island  1
Wake Island 1
Wake Island  2
Wake Island 2
CF 6 with Bullpup air to ground missle
CF 6 with Bullpup air to ground missle
Wake Island 3
Wake Island 3
Cable Car Miyajima, Japan
Cable Car Miyajima, Japan
Dick Stefanski performing a pre flight on Japanese Zero on Guam
Dick Stefanski performing a pre flight on Japanese Zero on Guam
GV 1 taking off for transpac
GV 1 taking off for transpac
miyajima 4
miyajima 4
miyajima torri
miyajima torri
military cemetery p i
military cemetery p i
military cemetery p i
military cemetery p i
subic bay  P.I.
subic bay P.I.
A4  on display 1
A4 on display 1
A4  on display  2
A4 on display 2
VMA 211 A4 JUN 74   1
VMA 211 A4 JUN 74 1
VMA 211 A4 JUN 74  2
VMA 211 A4 JUN 74 2
VMA 211 OKI MAR 74
VMA 211 OKI MAR 74
Petri 7S 45mm  2.8
Petri 7S 45mm 2.8
Wake Island Avengers
Wake Island Avengers
1962-1963 C.O. Athletic award
1962-1963 C.O. Athletic award
C.O. Athletic award menu
C.O. Athletic award menu
Cruise book 1
Cruise book 1
Cruise book  2
Cruise book 2
Cruise book  3
Cruise book 3
Cruise book  4
Cruise book 4
Cruise book  5
Cruise book 5
USMC Emblem
USMC Emblem
patch
patch
VMA 211 patch
VMA 211 patch
Ordnance Patch
Ordnance Patch
Welcome aboard
Welcome aboard
MCAF Iwakuni map
MCAF Iwakuni map
MCAF Iwakuni aerial photo
MCAF Iwakuni aerial photo
211 Tshirt
211 Tshirt
Up in smoke
Up in smoke
torii teller 3
torii teller 3
torii teller 4
torii teller 4
VMA 211 Craig 1
VMA 211 Craig 1
VMA 211 Craig 2
VMA 211 Craig 2
VMA 211 Craig 3
VMA 211 Craig 3
VMA 211 Craig  Cubi Point, P.I.
VMA 211 Craig Cubi Point, P.I.
VMA 211 Craig  Cubi Point, P.I.
VMA 211 Craig Cubi Point, P.I.
VMA 211 Craig 6
VMA 211 Craig 6
VMA 211 Craig 7
VMA 211 Craig 7
Sgt Fejdaze 2.jpg
Sgt Fejdaze 2.jpg