Photo #: 80-G-10613
Grumman F4F-3 "Wildcat" fighters,
of Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3)
In flight near Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, 10 April 1942.
The planes are Bureau # 3976 (marked "F-1), flown by VF-3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander John S. Thach, and Bureau # 3986, flown by Lieutenant Edward H. O'Hare.
Both of these aircraft were lost while assigned to Fighting Squadron Two (VF-2) with USS Lexington (CV-2), during the Battle of Coral Sea in May 1942.
Photographed by Photographer Second Class H.S. Fawcett.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 May 1999