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David McCampbell, NASFL, Pilot, plane, WWII

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Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was a United States Navy captain, naval aviator, and a Medal of Honor recipient. He retired from the navy in 1964 with 31 years of service.

McCampbell is the United States Navy's all-time leading flying ace and top F6F Hellcat ace with 34 aerial victories. He was the third-highest American scoring ace of World War II and the highest-scoring American ace to survive the war. He also set a United States single mission aerial combat record of shooting down nine enemy planes in one mission, on October 24, 1944, at the beginning of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in the Philippines.

Date Digital

8-16-2019

Date Original

2021

Format

color photographic print

Digital Collection

WWII Heros

Keywords

David McCampbell, NASFL, Pilot, plane, WWII

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