TITLE

First Navy Ace of WWII

AUTHOR(S)
Norman, Geoffrey
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on U.S. Navy Lieutenant Edward "Butch" O'Hare and the medal of honor he received for his excellent performance in aerial combat during World War II. In the heat of the fight, he dive on a Japanese formation at an angle called for deflection shooting. By the end of the action, O'Hare had downed five of the attacking Japanese planes and damaged a sixth. On April 21, 1942, Rita O'Hare draped the Medal of Honor around her husband's neck. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt promoted the pilot to lieutenant commander.
ACCESSION #
35572126

 

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