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80-G-11103 Machinist Donald E. Runyon, USN, of Fighting Squadron Six (VF-6)

Photo #: 80-G-11103  Machinist Donald E. Runyon, USN
Description: of Fighting Squadron Six (VF-6) On board USS Enterprise (CV-6), 10 September 1942, during the Guadalcanal campaign. He is standing by the tail of his F4F-4 (Bureau # 5193, VF-6's # 13), which is decorated with a tombstone containing 41 meatballs, each representing a Japanese plane claimed by the squadron. Runyon was one of the leading F4F Aces, credited with shooting down 8 Japanese aircraft while flying Wildcats. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-11103
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