The World War II Photo of the Week
for 8 July 2002
|Aces High ...
Pilots, pleased over their victory during the Marshall Islands attack, grin across the tail of an F6F Hellcat on board the USS Lexington, after shooting down 17 out of 20 Japanese planes heading for Tarawa. Photo by Comdr. Edward J. Steichen, November 1943, from the collection of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 (No. 80-G-470985).