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Commodore Leslie Gehres standing at attention while Vice Admiral Jack Fletcher presents him with the Legion of Merit award, Adak, Alaska, 19 Jan 1944. Photo 1 of 2.

Caption   Commodore Leslie Gehres standing at attention while Vice Admiral Jack Fletcher presents him with the Legion of Merit award, Adak, Alaska, 19 Jan 1944. Photo 1 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation LR Devoe Collection
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
31 Aug 2015 09:36:46 PM

Note that Gehres is wearing the “Aviator’s Greens” uniform. Based on the Marine Corps green tunic, this uniform was only authorized in the Navy for Naval aviators.

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WW2-Era Place Name Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Lat/Long 51.8781, -176.6461
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