Photo #: 80-G-19974 (Complete Caption)
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Crew of the Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44) PBY-5A "Catalina" patrol bomber that found the approaching Japanese fleet's Midway Occupation Force on the morning of 3 June 1942.
Those present are (standing, left to right):
Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class R.J. Derouin;
Chief Aviation Radioman Francis Musser;
Ensign Hardeman (Copilot);
Ensign J. H. Reid (Pilot)--on wheel-- and
Ensign R.A. Swan (Navigator).
Kneeling are (left to right):
Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class J.F. Gammell (Naval Aviation Pilot);
Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class J. Goovers and
Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class P.A. Fitzpatrick.
Names are as given on the original photographic mount card, in the custody of the National Archives.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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Image posted 15 March 1999
Caption corrected and coding updated 27 April 2009