MARINE OBSERVATION SQUADRON TWO


LINEAGE OF
Marine Observation Squadron Two

1943 1946

ACTIVATED 1 NOVEMBER 1943 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AS
ARTILLERY SPOTTING DIVISION, MARINE OBSERVATION SQUADRON 251
RELOCATED DURING DECEMBER 1943 - MARCH 1944 TO CAMP TARAWA, HAWAII, AND
ASSIGNED TO MARINE AIR, HAWAIIAN AREA

REDESIGNATED 1 FEBRUARY 1944 AS MARINE OBSERVATION SQUADRON 2
REASSIGNED DURING MAY 1944 TO THE 3d MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, FLEET MARINE FORCE
PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS
SAIPAN
TINIAN
OKINAWA

REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1945 TO NAGASAKI, JAPAN, AND ASSIGNED TO
MARINE OBSERVATION GROUP 1, 2d MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN, SEPTEMBER 1945 - JUNE 1946
RELOCATED DURING JUNE 1946 TO CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, AND REASSIGNED
TO MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 22, 2d MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEACTIVATED 26 AUGUST 1946

1951-1964

REACTIVATED 15 JUNE 1951 AT SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA,
AND ASSIGNED TO AIR FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

DEPLOYED DURING JULY-AUGUST 1953 TO CAMP GIFU, JAPAN,
AND ASSIGNED TO
MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 16, 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE

DETACHED DURING MARCH 1955 FROM MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 16

REASSIGNED DURING NOVEMBER 1955 TO MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 16

REDEPLOYED DURING APRIL 1956 TO CAMP SUKIRAN, OKINAWA

REDEPLOYED DURING FEBRUARY-MARCH 1958 TO CUBI POINT, PHILIPPINES
RETURNED DURING DECEMBER 1958 TO CAMP SUKIRAN, OKINAWA

REDEPLOYED DURING OCTOBER 1960 TO FUTEMA, OKINAWA

1965-1971

REDEPLOYED DURING MAY 1965
TO DA NANG, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM WITH THE
9TH MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE
FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM, MAY 1965 APRIL 1971,
OPERATING FROM DA NANG AND MARBLE MOUNTAIN AIR FACILITY
MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 16, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC
WITH DETACHMENTS AT DONG HA AND KHE SANH, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

RELOCATED DURING FEBRUARY 1970 TO DA NANG
AND REASSIGNED TO MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 11, 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

RELOCATED DURING APRIL 1971
TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA
AND REASSIGNED TO MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 16, 3RD MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

1971-1989

REASSIGNED DURING JULY 1978
AT CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA
TO MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 39, 3RD MARINE AIRCRAFT WING,
FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

BETWEEN 1983 TO 1985, PARTICIPATED IN TWELVE
DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY INTERDICTION OPERATIONS

IN JANUARY 1988
DETACHMENT, VMO-2 WAS ASSIGNED TO WESTPAC, OKINAWA

IN 1988, DETACHMENT, VMO-2
FLEW IN SUPPORT OF PHILLIPPINE VOLCANO AND EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

REDEPLOYED TO MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA IN MAY 1989

RETURNED TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

1990-1993

REDEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1990 TO SAUDI ARABIA
FOR OPERATION DESERT SHIELD

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
FROM AUG 1990 JAN 1991

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DESERT STORM
FROM JAN 1991 APR 1991

RELOCATED TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA IN AUG 1991

DEACTIVATED 20 MAY 1993
AT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA


HOME

SQUADRON HONORS

COMMANDING OFFICERS

SQUADRON MATES KILLED IN ACTION IN VIETNAM

REUNION INFO - Pensacola 1998

HISTORY


Email: A H Barbour