Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

80-G-217606 Fighting Squadron Nine (VF-9)

Fighting Squadron Nine (VF-9)
Title: Fighting Squadron Nine (VF-9)
Caption: On board USS ESSEX (CV-9), circa late February 1944. Lieutenant Kenan C. Childers, VF-9's Executive Officer (left); Lieutenant Commander Herbert N. Houck, Commanding Officer, VF-9 (center); and Lieutenant Commander Philip Torrey, Jr., Commander, Air Group Nine, hold the squadron scoreboard which includes victories scored against Vichy French planes in North Africa (Operation Torch) and against the Japanese in the Pacific. One of the squadron's Grumman F6F "Hellcat" fighters is in the background.
Description:
Catalog #: 80-G-217606
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator:
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
Related Content
Topic
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials