Last WWII Marine Ace Passes

| October 4, 2022

Col. Dean Caswell USMC (Ret.)

Jeff LPH 3 sends us the sad news of the passing of last living American Marine Corps fighter ace of World War II. Dean Caswell (1922-2022) fought in World War II, the Korean and the Vietnam wars. He retired from the Corps in 1968 at the rank of Colonel.
Col. Dean was awarded a Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses with three gold stars, an Air Medal with four gold stars and a Congressional Gold Medal. He flew over 10,000 hours and served in 110 combat missions.

Marine Corps Times


Fair winds and following seas, Marine.

Thanks, Jeff.

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth……
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

High Flight, Col, High Flight.

(damned dusty in here all of a sudden)


COL Caswell also flew with the Blue Angels.

Rest In Peace, Sir.


Never Forget.

Thank You, Jeff and Ed for sharing this.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

RIP Col. Caswell

Skivvy Stacker

The pattern is clear, and you are number one on the runway; safe flying, sir.

The Stranger

Fair winds and following seas, Sir.


We’ve got the watch, Dear Sir.

Thank you and Rest Easy.


From the linked Marine Corps Times article:

“No bullet holes had ever been found in Caswell’s aircraft, suggesting he never had been hit by enemy fire, according to his obituary.


The local Austin American-Statesman reported that he loved Grey Goose vodka martinis full of olives.”

An outstanding Marine Aviator in all respects.

Semper Fi, Colonel.

AW1 Rod

Wow! An amazing life/career!

I’m sure Col. Dean was disgusted with what his Corps has become at the hands of the Woketards and this Clown College administration.

John Seabee

Semper Fi

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Bio says he had 7 kills and no bullet holes in any of his planes.