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80-G-217817 Vought F4U-1A "Corsair" fighters, of VF-17

Vought F4U-1A "Corsair" fighters, of VF-17
Title: Vought F4U-1A "Corsair" fighters, of VF-17
Caption: In flight, possibly over Bougainville in early March 1944. Plane no. 29 is Bu. no. 55995, flown by Lieutenant Junior Grade Ira Kepford, then the Navy's leading "Ace," with sixteen "kills." Pilot of plane no. 8 is thought to be Hal Jackson. Plane no. 3, flown by Jim Streig, has an odd "star and bar" insignia, perhaps with the red outline that was replaced with blue the previous summer. Photo dated 15 April 1944, but probably taken early in the previous month. Some caption info comes from "Markings of the Aces," by Charles Graham and Richard Hill, 1972.
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Catalog #: 80-G-217817
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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