U.S. Navy Lt. Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare and LCDR John S. Thach, in flight over Hawaii, during World War II.
Kaneohe Hawaii USA Date:1942, April 10 Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
LCDR John S. Thach, Commander of Navy Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3) is seen flying his F4F (number: F-1) with his wingman, Lt. Edward O'Hare,who is flying F4F number F-13. They fly over Hawaii and environs, with their canopies open. Thach is seen clearly in his cockpit. A change of sequence suddenly shows O'hare flying lead, with Thach flying on his wing. There appear to be only 4 Japanese victory flags painted on O'Hare's airplane. (Note: Lt. O'Hare was the U.S. Navy's first ace, shooting down 5 Japanese aircraft, in World War 2, and was a Medal of Honor recipient.)
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