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Photo #: NH 90482
Ensign George H. Gay (left) and
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Elbert S. McCuskey
With McCuskey's F4F-4 "Wildcat" fighter, June 1942, following the Battle of Midway. Note seven "victory" flags painted below the cockpit.
Ensign Gay was the sole Battle of Midway aircrew survivor of USS Hornet's Torpedo Squadron Eight. During the battle, McCuskey served with USS Yorktown's Fighting Squadron Three.
Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD.
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12 May 1999