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80-G-216624 Carrier Raids on Truk, 17-18 February 1944

Photo #: 80-G-216624  Carrier Raids on Truk, 17-18 February 1944
Title: Carrier Raids on Truk, 17-18 February 1944
Description: Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George M. Blair (left) on board USS Baltimore (CA-68) after he had been rescued from Truk Lagoon by one of the cruiser's floatplanes, 18 February 1944. His rescuers, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Denver F. Baxter (center) and ARMC Reuben F. Hickman, pose with him soon after their OS2U Kingfisher was hoisted on board. Blair's F6F Hellcat, from USS Essex (CV-9), had been shot down during the dawn fighter sweep over Truk. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-216624
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