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80-G-45104 Lieutenant Commander John Thomas Blackburn, USN

Lieutenant Commander John Thomas Blackburn, USN
Title: Lieutenant Commander John Thomas Blackburn, USN
Caption: Discusses the successful operations of his unit, VF-17, in the central Solomons during the November 1943-February 1944 period. VF-17, also known as the "Skull & Crossbones" Squadron and as "Blackburn's irregulars" was credited with shutting down 156 Japanese aircraft. Photograph released on 28 March 1944. Taken after Blackburn's return to the U.S.
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Catalog #: 80-G-45104
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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After this Year: 1943
Before this Year: 1944
Original Medium: BW Photo
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