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NH 90482 Ensign George H. Gay Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Elbert S. McCuskey

Photo #: NH 90482  Ensign George H. Gay Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Elbert S. McCuskey
Title: Ensign George H. Gay Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Elbert S. McCuskey
Description: Photo #: NH 90482 Ensign George H. Gay (left) and With McCuskey's F4F-4 Wildcat fighter, June 1942, following the Battle of Midway. Note seven victory flags painted below the cockpit. Ensign Gay was the sole Battle of Midway aircrew survivor of USS Hornet's Torpedo Squadron Eight. During the battle, McCuskey served with USS Yorktown's Fighting Squadron Three. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 90482
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