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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

… first World War II ace.

"Early in World War II, less than three months after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese held the initiative throughout the Pacific.

The Dec. 7, 1941, attack had put the American battleships out of action but missed the carriers. The Japanese partially corrected this oversight a month later when a submarine torpedoed the aircraft carrier Saratoga, sending her back to the West Coast for repairs…"
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Mark 113 Dec 2019 6:07 p.m. PST

Almost nothing about his life, nor any details of his death to make it more "terrible" than the loss of any other valued service member.

I know the O'Hare story, so it was not much of a read for me. But for those who don't, it's a quick and easy read. Just not much depth to back up the breathless title.

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R Leonard19 Dec 2019 6:22 a.m. PST

Suggest a careful read of Steve Ewing's and John Lundstrom's "Fateful Rendezvous – The Life of Butch O'Hare" ISBN 1-55750-247-1 to dispel myth and folktales.

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