Photo #: 80-G-11089
Ensign Wildon M. Rouse, USNR,
of Fighting Squadron Six (VF-6)
In the cockpit of an F4F-4 "Wildcat" fighter, on board USS Enterprise (CV-6), 10 August 1942.
Ensign Rouse was credited with shooting down two Japanese aircraft during the Guadalcanal-Tulagi operation a few days earlier. These victories are represented by two flags painted below the cockpit.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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15 November 2001