VMF-218 Challenge Coin

Marine Fighting Squadron 218 (VMF-218) operated the F4U Corsair in the South Pacific (SOPAC) during World War II. It was a reserve fighter squadron of the United States Marine Corps that was originally activated during World War II. The squadron was reactivated in the Marine Corps Reserve in the 1950s and was based out of Naval Air Station Willow Grove near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

VMF-218 was organized at Marine Corps Air Station Mojave, California on July 1, 1943, and officially commissioned on September 15, 1943. Their first combat action took place on February 15 when they covered the allied landing on Green Island, and during their time there, the squadron was one of a number of Marine squadrons that let a then civilian contractor Charles Lindbergh fly strikes against the Japanese garrison at Rabaul.

We had the chance to craft one of the most awesome custom challenge coins we’ve ever done. The concept design of the challenge coin was shaped like a skull with wings on the sides.

A couple of dragon heads and an aircraft were engraved around the skull for the front side of the coin, while on the back we sculpted a shield and a sword. This coin is truly exceptional and looks like a piece of art.

Make your Fighting Squadron challenge coins with Embleholics, the 100% veteran-owned and operated challenge coin company! Just request a quote from us and we will contact you within 24 hours and get started on your coins. 

Finished Coin (Front)

vmf-218 challenge coin front

Finished Coin (Back)

vmf-218 challenge coin back

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