MARINE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SQUADRON 4 (VMU-4) – HERITAGE

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.5 inch-90mm

 

MARINE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SQUADRON 4 (VMU-4) “EVIL EYES”

Lineage.  Activated, Marine Observation Squadron 951 (ASD (VMO-951) on 20 Dec 1943; Redesignated  Marine Observation Squadron 4 (VMO-4), 15 January 1944. Deactivated on 21 Oct 1945. Reactivated as Marine Observation Squadron 4 (VMO-4) on 1 Sep 1966. Deactivated on 31 Mar 1994. Redesignated as Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4 (VMU-4) on 1 Jul 2010-.

Assignments. V Amphibious Corps, 29 Jan 1944; 4th Marine Division, Apr 1944-21 Oct 1945; Marine Air Reserve Training Command, 1 Sep 1966-1972; MAG-29, 1990-1994. MACG-48, 4th MAW, 1 Jul 2010-.

Stations.  Quantico, VA, 20 Dec 1943; Ewa, HA, 28 Jan 1944; Maui, HA, Apr 1944; Saipan,  17 Jul 1944 – 10 Aug 1944; Tinian, 24 Jul 1944; Hawaii, 10 Aug 1944; Guam 10 Jan 1945; Iwo Jima, 26 Feb – 19 March 1945; Maui, Apr 1945; Deactivated- San Diego, CA, 21-Oct 1945. Grosse Ile, MI, 1 Sep 1966; NAS Detroit, MI, 1973; Atlanta, GA, 1 Oct 1976-31 Mar 1994. MCAS Yuma, AZ,  1 Jul 2010-.

Aircraft. OY-1, 1943-1945; UH-34D, 1966-1972; OV-10A/D, 1972-1994; RQ-7B, 2010-.

Operations.  WW-II, VMO-4 was a fixed-wing squadron, providing gunfire spotting and liason services during the battles for Tinian-Saipan and Iwo Jima. VMU-4’s detachment mission in Yuma is to support training, including the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course. Once operational, to provide Marine ground forces with reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. They also provide artillery spotting and can assist in search and rescue operations. Provide aerial fire support spotting and intelligence in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.

Service Streamers.  WW-II Victory Streamer, National Defense Service Streamer

Campaign Streamers. Saipan, 14 June-1 Aug 1944; Iwo Jima, 19-28 Feb 1945

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.

Decorations.  Presidential Unit Citation Streamer, Saipan, 14 June-1 Aug 1944, 19-28 Feb 1945. Joint Meritorious Unit Award Streamer . Navy Unit Commendation Streamer, Iwo Jima, 19-28 Feb 1945. Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with 1 bronze star. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer with two bronze stars, Saipan, Iwo Jima. World War II Victory Streamer, 1941–1945, Pacific War. National Defense Service Streamer, 1990–1995, Gulf War.

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