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80-G-202522 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)

USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)
Title: USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)
Caption: Two air group five air crewmen wear oversized "medals" at a party on board, at the time of the Marshalls and Gilberts operation, circa November - December 1943. The medals represent shipmates' ideas of suitable awards for their deeds. At left is ARM2c W.J. Histler, with what may be a "Distinguished Flying Cross" for shooting down a Japanese bomber from the rear seat of his dive bomber. E.B. Brunson wears a "Purple Heart" for a bullet wound received during an air attack on the Japanese.
Description:
Catalog #: 80-G-202522
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator:
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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