The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943
From the photgrapher's notes:
Leaning against one of their "Hell Cat " (F64) fighter planes, Navy pilots aboard the USS Lexington celebrate shooting down 17 of 20 Japanese aircraft during the "Bloody Battle of Tarawa" in November 1943
L - R: Ens. William J. Seyfferle; Ltjg. Alfred L. Frendberg; Lcdr. Paul D. Buie; Ens. John W. Bartol; Ltjg. Dean D. Whitmore; Ltjg. Francis M. Fleming; Ltjg. Eugene R. Hanks; Ens. E.J. Rucinski; Ltjg. R.G. Johnson and Ltjg. Sven Rolfsen.
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