Photo #: 80-G-6170
Second Lieutenant Francis P. McCarthy, USMCR
of Marine Fighting Squadron 221 (VMF-221), at left
Is congratulated by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, after he was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in shooting down a Japanese Kawanishi Type 2 (H8K) flying boat near Midway on 10 March 1942. The ceremonies took place on Midway on 2 May 1942.
Additional information is given in Photo # 80-G-6170 (complete caption).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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22 March 1999