Maj.Gen. Marion Carl - MCRD - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 32° 44.564 W 117° 11.679
11S E 481764 N 3622783
Quick Description: To avoid confusion, Capt. Carl was in VMF-221 when he wa awarded his Navy Cross...later was transferred to VMF-223. At the MCRD Museum, access open to the public every day
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2019 2:57:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMZY5K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

County of painting: San Diego County
Location of memorial: Hochmuth Ave, James L. Day Hall Museum, MCRD
MCRD: Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Artist: Alvin B. Grant

Plaque Text:
MajGen Marion Carl

  MajGen Carl was the first Marine Ace of WWII (An Ace is an aviator that is credited with 5 or more kills.) Then Capt Carl was a member of VMF-223 when he was credited with shooting down 18.5 Japanese Aircraft. (Decimal figures indicate victories shared with other pilots or anti-aircraft fire.)


His first Navy Cross Citation:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Marion Eugene Carl (MCSN: 0-6053), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving Section Leader and a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (VMF-221), Marine Air Group TWENTY-TWO (MAG-22), Naval Air Station, Midway, during operations of the U.S. Naval and Marine Forces against the invading Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942. Leading his section in a dauntless and aggressive attack against a vastly superior number of Japanese bomber and fighter planes, Captain Carl aided in the disruption of enemy plans and lessened the effectiveness of their attack. As a result of his daring tactics, he succeeded in destroying one OO Isento KI Navy Fighter. The courageous leadership and utter disregard for personal safety displayed by Captain Carl in this attack were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." ~ The Hall of Valor Project
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (until 4:30 on Thursdays).
Admission is free, and military identification is not required, although admittance to the Depot requires a photo identification card, driver’s license, and proof of insurance if driving aboard base. Calling the James L. Day Hall Museum would also provide assistance. [(619) 524-6038]


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Plaque

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