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VF-3 pilot Lieutenant Commander John S. Thach's Wildcat fighter at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, 29 May 1942, five days before he possibly shot down Tomonaga at Midway

Caption   VF-3 pilot Lieutenant Commander John S. Thach's Wildcat fighter at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, 29 May 1942, five days before he possibly shot down Tomonaga at Midway ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-66154
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F4F Wildcat   Main article  Photos  
Kaneohe Naval Air Station   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 29 May 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Sep 2006

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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WW2-Era Place Name Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
Lat/Long 21.4436, -157.7489
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