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USN 1151747

USN 1151747  John W. Warner Lieutenant Randall H. Cunningham,  Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William P. Driscoll, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt. Jr.
Description: John W. Warner, Secretary of the Navy, Lieutenant Randall H. Cunningham, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William P. Driscoll, , and , Chief of Naval Operations (listed from left to right) Meet in Mr. Warner's Pentagon Office, June 1972, in a ceremony honoring the two aviators, the Navy's only Vietnam War air Aces. Lt. Cunningham piloted F-4J Phantom jet fighters, with LtJG Driscoll as Radar Intercept Officer, when they shot down five enemy MiGs (four MiG-17s and one MiG-21) in January and May 1972. They were members of Fighter Squadron 96 (VF-96), based aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64). In this photo, Cunningham and Driscoll are holding models of F-4 fighters. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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