Photo #: 80-G-302108
British Supermarine "Spitfire" fighter
Receives maintenance from mechanics of U.S. Navy Cruiser Scouting Squadron Seven (VCS-7), which used these planes to spot Naval gunfire during the June 1944 Normandy invasion. VCS-7 put their SOC floatplanes in storage while flying "Spitfire"s.
Photographed at an English airfield, circa June 1944.
Men present are (from left to right): James J. O'Connor; C.N. Pfanenstiel; Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate V.G. Disa; Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class R.P. Theirauld; and Edmund Pachgio.
Photo was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 17 February 1945.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 December 2003