Photo #: 80-G-7748
Lieutenant Commander Eugene E. Lindsey, USN,
Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6)
Is assisted into a breeches bouy for transfer from USS Monaghan (DD-354) to USS Enterprise (CV-6) on 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area. He had been picked up by the destroyer on 28 May, after his TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber had crashed attempting to land on the carrier.
Aviation Radioman First Class Charles T. Granat is partially visible behind Lindsey, waiting his turn on the "high line". The other member of the plane's crew, Chief Aviation Pilot Thomas E. Schaeffer is standing with hands in pockets, just to left of the transfer group.
Lindsey and Granat were killed in action attacking the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942.
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17 March 1999