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.