Photo #: 80-CF-8002-2 (Complete Caption)
Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5)
VF-5 pilots posed in front of the unit's Grumman F2F-1 aircraft, at Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 26 July 1937. VF-5 was assigned to USS Yorktown (CV-5), which was then still under construction.
Those present are (seated, front row, left to right):
Aviation Cadet Jack M. Roehm, USNR;
Lieutenant Thomas A. Ahroon, USN;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) John L. Counihan, USN;
Aviation Cadet Robert C. Loomis, USNR;
Lieutenant Commander Winfield S. Cunningham, USN, VF-5 Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Charles E. Perkins, USN;
Aviation Cadet Edmund O. Carmody, USNR;
Lieutenant Thomas B. Neblett, USN;
Aviation Cadet Loren Grinstead, USNR.
(Standing, back row, left to right):
Aviation Cadet Harry W. Harrison, Jr., USNR;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William H. McClure, USN;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) John G. Howell, USN;
Aviation Cadet Arthur N. Kelly, USNR;
Lieutenant Claude F. Sullivan, USN;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Paul D. Buie, USN;
Aviation Cadet Sam L. Silber, USNR;
Lieutenant James K. Averill, USN;
Aviation Cadet William B. Bails, USNR.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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28 April 1999