U.S. Navy Lt.Edward O'Hare and LCDR John Thach, of VF-3, prepare for flight at Kaneohe NAS, Hawaii, in World War II.
Kaneohe Hawaii USA Date:1942, April 10 Duration:2 min 52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Standing in front of an F4F with its engine running and the plane captain in its cockpit, Lieutenant Commander John S. Thach, Commander of Navy Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3) discusses a planned flight with Lieutenant Edward "Butch" O'Hare, as they look over a map. (This sequence is repeated again for the camera.) LCDR Thach boards his aircraft, as plane captain steps out of cockpit and stows his map. Thach's plane has 3 Japanese victory flags painted below the cockpit. The Squadron's Felix-the-Cat logo is seen on the fuselage.The plane captain helps Thach get strapped in and settled in the cockpit. Thach gives a thumbs up indicating he is ready. Lt. O'Hare climbs aboard his F4F, which displays 5 Japanese victory flags. (O'Hare is the U.S. Navy's first air ace of World War 2.) His plane captain stows his map and O'Hare straps himself in and runs his cockpit checks. He gives a thumbs up indicating he is ready.
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