Pilots relax on board USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6), about the time of the Halsey-Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, April 1942. The squadron was embarked to replace Scouting Squadron Six, which had suffered heavy losses in the early war period; four of these men were in fact on temp duty from Scouting six. Front row (L-R): Ensign John Q. Roberts, USNR, Lieutenant Ralph W. Arndt, USN, Lieutenant De Witt T. Shumway, USN, Lieutenant Commander Maxwell F. Leslie, USN, Lieutenant Harold S. Bottomley, Jr., USN, Ensign John C. Lough, USNR. Back row (L-R): Lieutenant Junior Grade Gordon A. Sherwood, USNR, Ensign Roy M. Isaman, USNR, Ensign John C. Butler, USNR, Ensign John Bridgers, USNR, Ensign Robert M. Elder, USNR, Ensign Carl D. Peiffer, USNR, Ensign Charles S. Lane, USNR, Ensign Bunyan R. Cooner, USNR, Ensign Richard K. Campbell, USNR, Ensign Paul W. Schlegel, USNR, Ensign, Frank W. O'Flaherty, USNR, TDY from VS-6. Six of these men later had ships named for them: JOHN C. BUTLER (DE-339), JOHN Q. ROBERTS (APD-94), COONER (DE-172), LOUGH (DE-586), PEIFFER (DE-588) and O'FLAHERTY (DE-340).
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