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August 17, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, a former military test pilot who rode some of the same experimental, rocket-powered aircraft into space as legendary aviator Chuck Yeager, on Friday became the 39th commanding general of El Toro's 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. During an hourlong ceremony in which generals were as plentiful as corporals, Blot, 52, officially took control of the wing's 16,000 Marines and $50 billion in fighter jets from his predecessor, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore.
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August 17, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, a former military test pilot who rode some of the same experimental, rocket-powered aircraft into space as legendary aviator Chuck Yeager, on Friday became the 39th commanding general of El Toro's 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. During an hourlong ceremony in which generals were as plentiful as corporals, Blot, 52, officially took control of the wing's 16,000 Marines and $50 billion in fighter jets from his predecessor, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, the lanky former military test pilot who rode some of the same experimental, rocket-powered aircraft into space as legendary aviator Chuck Yeager, Friday became the 39th commanding general of El Toro's 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. During an hourlong ceremony where generals were as plentiful as corporals, Blot, 52, officially received the wing's 16,000 Marines and $50 billion in fighter jets and helicopters from Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, who helped develop and test a revolutionary military plane during a three-decade career as a flier, was promoted Monday to commander of the Marine Corps' biggest air wing, which is headquartered at El Toro. Blot takes over as head of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing on Aug. 16. The announcement had been expected for weeks and came a step closer to certainty last week as the former wing commander and Blot's boss, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, the lanky former military test pilot who rode some of the same experimental, rocket-powered aircraft into space as legendary aviator Chuck Yeager, Friday became the 39th commanding general of El Toro's 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. During an hourlong ceremony where generals were as plentiful as corporals, Blot, 52, officially received the wing's 16,000 Marines and $50 billion in fighter jets and helicopters from Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as Harry Blot was getting a second star pinned on the collar of his Marine Corps camouflage utility uniform Friday morning, the general was already looking past that promotion to higher goals. "The nice thing," Blot told a crowd of high-ranking officers at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, is that his promotion to major general puts him in line "for other jobs I would like to get." The 52-year-old aviator cast a quick glance at his current boss, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Vietnam combat pilot will take over in August as commander of the Marine Corps' western air bases, replacing a general who was reassigned from El Toro last month during an investigation into his use of base planes, officials said Wednesday. Brig. Gen. P. Drax Williams, 51, will head the air bases at El Toro, Tustin, Camp Pendleton and Yuma, Ariz.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2002 | Alan C. Miller and Kevin Sack, Times Staff Writers
Though many had died flying the Harrier, Marine Corps pilot Peter E. Yount never thought it would let him down. He knew the attack jet well and was devoted to it. In the entire U.S. arsenal, only the compact, muscular-looking Harrier could lift straight up off a runway, hover like a hummingbird, then blast off in search of targets. "Difficult but honest" is how Yount described it. But on a clear spring day in 1998, the Harrier would betray him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With up to 30,000 of its Marines deployed to Persian Gulf War, Camp Pendleton is taking the left-behind pieces of units and creating a major command to respond to any potential trouble spots in the Pacific. The V Marine Expeditionary Force will contain ground, air and logistic strength for combat operations. It also will be responsible for training replacements for Marines now in the Middle East. Its troop size hasn't been determined yet, and Maj.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blot, who helped develop and test a revolutionary military plane during a three-decade career as a flier, was promoted Monday to commander of the Marine Corps' biggest air wing, which is headquartered at El Toro. Blot takes over as head of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing on Aug. 16. The announcement had been expected for weeks and came a step closer to certainty last week as the former wing commander and Blot's boss, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as Harry Blot was getting a second star pinned on the collar of his Marine Corps camouflage utility uniform Friday morning, the general was already looking past that promotion to higher goals. "The nice thing," Blot told a crowd of high-ranking officers at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, is that his promotion to major general puts him in line "for other jobs I would like to get." The 52-year-old aviator cast a quick glance at his current boss, Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brig. Gen. P. Drax Williams, the new commander of Marine Corps air stations in the West, says there may be no immediate or long-term solution to the noise problems created by fighter jets and helicopters from El Toro and other bases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brig. Gen. Wayne T. Adams, removed from his post here amid a Marine Corps investigation into his use of base planes, said Wednesday that he does not plan to retire but may take some time off before reporting for his new duties in Virginia. "There is no thought of that," Adams said when asked about retirement in a brief interview, his first since relinquishing the Marines' western air command last week.
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