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80-G-220347 Fighter Squadron Seventeen (VF-17)

Fighter Squadron Seventeen (VF-17)
Title: Fighter Squadron Seventeen (VF-17)
Caption: Three of the Squadron's leading "Aces" pose by a Vought F4U-1A "Corsair" fighter, after their unit left the central Solomons combat zone, 22 March 1944. They are (l to r): Lieutenant Commander Roger R. Hedrick (VF-17 X/O, credited with 9 "Kills"), Lieutenant Commander John T. Blackburn (VF-17 C/O, credited with 11 planes), Lieutenant junior grade Ira C. Kepford (credited with 16 planes and then the Navy's leading "Ace").
Catalog #: 80-G-220347
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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Original Date: Wed, Mar 22, 1944
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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