flew the mission, and dove down through horrendous flak to take
out an enemy battle cruiser, and made it back to the carrier
fleet by using every trick he knew to conserve fuel. He made
an emergency nighttime landing on a carrier that turned out not
to be his home ship. His Helldiver was pushed overboard by the
carrier crew to make room for their own planes which were
waiting to land. He won the Navy Cross for extraordinary bravery.
Here is a larger version of the picture taken when he spoke to