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80-G-220346 Four of Fighter Squadron Seventeen's (VF-17) "Aces"

Four of Fighter Squadron Seventeen's (VF-17) "Aces"
Title: Four of Fighter Squadron Seventeen's (VF-17) "Aces"
Caption: Pose with Rear Admiral J. J. Ballentine after their rotation from the central Solomons combat zone, 22 March 1944. Present are (l to r): Lieutenant Harry A. March Jr. (credited with 5 planes), Lieutenant Commander Roger R. Hedrick (credited with 9 planes), Rear Admiral Ballentine ("now Chief of Staff, Air Force, Pacific Fleet"), Lieutenant Commander John T. Blackburn (VF-17 C/O, credited with 11 planes), Lieutenant junior grade Ira C. Kepford (credited with 16 planes).
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Catalog #: 80-G-220346
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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Original Date: Wed, Mar 22, 1944
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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