Names of the pilots of VF-5 USS Saratoga – 15 July, 1942

Now that I know how many pilots were on USS Saratoga posing for posterity,  I can begin to write about what happened to all of them for the next 39 weeks on this blog.

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I had found the same picture in this book I bought on Google Books three weeks ago.

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All the names were there.

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VF-5 July, 1942

Top row (left to right): Price, Reiplinger, Altemus, Gunsolus, Eichenberger, Innis, Gray, Kleinmann, Morgan, Roach, Dufilho, Smith

Center row: Currie, Robb, Wesolowski. Starkes, Davy, Holt, Daly, Presley, McDonald, Tabberer, Barbieri, Haynes, Bass, Blair, Bright

Bottom row: Kleinman, Stover, Crews, Brown, Southerland, Harmer, Simpler, Richardson, Green, Jensen, Clarke, Stepanek. (Capt. H. W. Crews)


 

We now have all the names of the 39 pilots. I even found the date when the group picture was taken.

15 July.

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Next week we will start to pay homage to the first of the 39 pilots, Ensign Robert L. Price.

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