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Ace pilots from VF-15 pose with scoreboard with F6F-5 "Minsi III" 70143 aboard USS Essex CV-9
Original caption: "Each pilot is credited with five or more enemy planes ... their tally reads: 310 enemy planes shot down in combat, with half a million tons of Japanese shipping sunk or damaged. ... The squadron's victorious score card is shown in the foreground. Commander David McCampbell, Commanding Officer of VF-15's parent unit, Air Group 15, is standing just to right of the score card. His Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter (nicknamed Minsi III) is in the background, with Japanese flags painted below its cockpit representing thirty-four kills."
Credit: USN via NH 106328  Date: December 1, 1944

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