Marine Corps Emblem VMB-612 Photograph Album: 2


Tiny Tim Rockets

TINY TIM ROCKETS: Sergeant Chester T. Hunkapiller and First Lieutenant Richard C. Johnson jack a 11.75-inch Tiny Tim rocket into its external mounting rack.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Jack Cram Prepares for a Flight

READY FOR START-UP: VMB-612's commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jack Cram, and his copilot, Second Lieutenant Robert L Paveligo prepares their PBJ for a another mission against Japanese shipping north of Iwo Jima.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps

Captain James W. Cunningham

PILOT: Captain James W. Cunningham served as a pilot and as VMB-612's first Commanding Officer. He was subsequently transferred overseas to VMB-413 and was killed on February 27, 1945 when the aircraft he was flying was struck in mid-air by a PBJ from VMB-433 while forming up for a mission.

Photograph: Courtesy of Jamie Capp

Charles D. Hagemon Jr.

PILOT: First Lieutenant Charles D. Hagemon Jr. served with VMB-612 as a pilot.

Photograph: Courtesy of Ethan Lamb


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