Henry Allan McCartney entered the Navy V-5 program in July 1941 and started serving in World War Two as a dive-bomber pilot with VMSB-142. He had shot down a Betty bomber with VMO-251 over Guadalcanal and three Zekes with VMF-121. He was credited with shooting down a Zero as a Black Sheep, making him an ace.
After the war he was placed with the Night Fighter Squadron at Vero Beach and after several appointments, retired as Colonel in 1966.
December 14th, 1955 - June 8th 1956: Commanding Officer Marine Fighter Squadron 533 (VMF-533).
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