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80-G-13043 Lieutenant Commander Joe Taylor, USN Lieutenant Commander William O. Burch, Jr., USN

Photo #: 80-G-13043  Lieutenant Commander Joe Taylor, USN Lieutenant Commander William O. Burch, Jr., USN
Title: Lieutenant Commander Joe Taylor, USN Lieutenant Commander William O. Burch, Jr., USN
Description: Photo #: 80-G-13043 Lieutenant Commander Joe Taylor, USN (left) and Standing beside a Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) TBD-1 Devastator torpedo plane, at Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 6 June 1942. Both men had commanded USS Yorktown (CV-5) squadrons during the early months of the Pacific War. Taylor commanded VT-5 and Burch commanded Scouting Squadron Five (VS-5). These squadrons were transferred from Yorktown's air group just prior to the Battle of Midway. Note their flight gear and chartboards. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-13043
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