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80-G-255886 Fighter squadron seventeen (VF-17)

Fighter squadron seventeen (VF-17)
Title: Fighter squadron seventeen (VF-17)
Caption: VF-17's scoreboard, photographed on Bougainville, circa February 1944, when the unit was credited with 130 Japanese planes shot down. All "kills" were made in November 1943 and in January-February 1944, in the Solomon's. Note the squadron's "skull and crossbones" flag insignia.
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Catalog #: 80-G-255886
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator:
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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