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Mary McCam wrote at 2013-09-12 20:33:58
My father was in the marine wing service squadron nine,9th MAW, FMF during WW11.  His discharge papers state that he participated in the Bismarck Archipelago Operation.  Also participated in Treasury-Bougainville Operation and Consolidation of Northern Solomon's.  He spoke little of his actual war combat and more of his buddies and the good times.  He did say he was in hand to hand combat, was also a gunner in a plane and sustained shrapnel in his shoulder and was blown into a palm tree.  He talked about the huge crocodiles that they would blow up with hand grenades.  He entered service in 1942 and we think was deployed to the South Pacific in 1943 or 44.  He was called "Harp" because he was Irish descent with reddish hair.

DOUG HARBAUGH wrote at 2015-07-04 13:47:56
My Dad served during WWII in the Philippine Campaign and Bismark Archipelago Operations from 1944-1945. His discharge papers list 9th MAW, FMF, US MCAS, Cherry Point NC active duty from 1942 - Oct. 1945. I too, would like to know more about the 9th MAW and their history.

Annette Peery wrote at 2015-08-31 22:23:16
I have records of Wade Cecil Peery, staff sergeant, Marine Wing Service, Squadron nine, 9th MAW, FMF, USMCAS, Cherry Point, NC.  His service was in the central Pacific area from 8 March, 1944 to 15 April, 1945.  He participated in the Wake Island Raid, participated in the occupation of Eniwetok and in the TRUK, Satawen, Ponapo raids.   As of this date I do not know any further details but am researching.  I don't know if this is helpful to you but it does show where the 9th was during that time period.  

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