Photo #: 80-G-13043
Lieutenant Commander Joe Taylor, USN (left) and
Lieutenant Commander William O. Burch, Jr., USN
Standing beside a Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo plane, at Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 6 June 1942.
Both men had commanded USS Yorktown (CV-5) squadrons during the early months of the Pacific War. Taylor commanded VT-5 and Burch commanded Scouting Squadron Five (VS-5). These squadrons were transferred from Yorktown's air group just prior to the Battle of Midway.
Note their flight gear and chartboards.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Page made 21 April 1999
Coding updated 13 February 2001