LtCol Owen, a member of the adjunct faculty at Marine Corps University, holds master’s degrees in military studies (Marine Corps University) and cybersecurity (University of Maryland) and is a doctoral candidate in war studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the author of To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War (Texas A&M University Press, 2007), winner of the General Wallace C. Greene Award, and coauthor of A Hideous Price: The 4th Brigade at Blanc Mont, 2–10 October 1918 (U.S. Marine Corps History Division, 2019)

Articles by Peter F. Owen

A pair of F4F-3 Wildcat fighters of Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 22 head toward the enemy’s formation of Midway-bound bombers early on 4 June 1942.  Of MAG-22’s 26 fighter pilots who took off that morning, 14 later would be missing in action.

Marine Air’s Dark Day at Midway

By Lieutenant Colonel Peter F. Owen, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
June 2024
It was one of the U.S. Navy’s finest victories, but it was a very bad day for Marine aviation. From the experience came crucial lessons to be learned—lessons still relevant ...