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80-G-373673 Commander David McCampbell, USN, (Commander, Air Group Fifteen)

Photo #: 80-G-373673  Commander David McCampbell, USN, (Commander, Air Group Fifteen)
Description: In the cockpit of his F6F Hellcat fighter on board USS Essex (CV-9), 30 October 1944. The Japanese flags represent his thirty kills by that date, nine of which were made in one action on 24 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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