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US Lt (jg) Alexander Vraciu of Fighting Squadron 6 in his F6F Hellcat 'Gadget' aboard USS Intrepid, 1944, photo 2 of 2; note markings for his first 9 kills

Caption   US Lt (jg) Alexander Vraciu of Fighting Squadron 6 in his F6F Hellcat 'Gadget' aboard USS Intrepid, 1944, photo 2 of 2; note markings for his first 9 kills ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 20 Apr 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Feb 2012 08:39:04 PM

This is a 1944 photo. Alexander Vraciu would end up as the fourth highest scoring US Navy ace of the war with 19 kills.
2. marcus says:
28 Aug 2013 03:00:25 AM

Maybe this ace of Romanian origins should encourage the Americans to review their attitude towards Romania and Romanians. Too much ignorance and to many preconcieved ideas.

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