William C. Livingood, MD, Captain (U.S.N. Retired) served in the South Pacific as a Navy Lieutenant assigned as the Flight Surgeon for Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-213, the Hellhawks, in 1943 during its three combat tours of duty in the Solomon Islands’ Campaign. While assigned to the Hellhawks, Doc Livingood recorded numerous events and retained certain documents concerning his squadron and the Marine pilots with whom he served. These records are recorded at VMF - 213.com . Subsequently, in 1944 he was assigned to marine squadrons VMTB 144 and VMF 514 , stationed on the escort aircraft carrier, USS Salerno Bay.
Doc Livingood's Records of Squadron VMF - 514, Squadron VMTB - 144 (VMSB - 144) and the USS Salerno Bay Cruise:
- Joint Memorandum - August 6, 1945
- Marine Fighter Squadron 514, Chronicles of Movements and Activities, February 1944 to January 1946.
- Marine Fighter Squadron 514 Roster, September 6, 1945
- VMF-514 Pilot PHOTO No. 1 with two rows in front of Corsair. (Lt. Commander Livingood is eleventh from left, standing in back row)
- VMF-514 Pilot PHOTO No. 2 grouped around and on Corsair.(Lt. Commander Livingood is eighth from left, standing on ground)
- VMSB - 144 Squadron Picture on October 13, 1944, with Major A. J. Moran as Commanding Officer. The Squadron was re-designated as Marine Torpedo Bomber Squadron 144 (VMTB-144) on October 14, 1944.
- Picture of Pilots and Officers of VMSB -144 probably also taken on October 13, 1944.
- VMTB 144 Squadron individual officer pictures with names.
USS Salerno Bay
Sketch of the Cruise of the USS Salerno Bay
William C. Livingood Certificate of service on on the USS Salerno Bay.
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