Lieutenant Commander John T. Blackburn, Commanding Officer of VGF-9
Being transferred by breeches buoy from USS MONADNOCK (CM-9) to USS SANTEE (ACV-29) during the North Africa Operation, circa 11 November 1942. He had spent 64 hours in the ocean awaiting rescue after his plane crashed. Photographed by Lieutenant Horace Bristol, USNR.
Photograph by Lieutenant Horace Bristol, USNR.