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National Naval Aviation Museum, continued
Blue Angels display.
Glen Ingram (some people just never change)
This plane was ashore at Ford Island on Dec. 7 1941. On March 10,
1942 it flew from the USS Lexington to attack
Japanese targets in New Guinea. Having been transferred to the Marine Corps, on June 4, 1942 it flew in combat
during the Battle of Midway. The plane returned to Midway with over 200 bullet holes, a wounded gunner,
and one working landing gear. Deemed no longer suitable for combat, it was returned to the United States
where it eventually ended up in Illinois at the Carrier Qualifications Training Unit. On June 11, 1943 it crashed into Lake Michigan
during training ops. On January 12, 1994 it was recovered from lake Michigan and completely restored.
It is the only known aircraft that served during the Battle of Midway that is still in existence.
Bill Warner trying a Blue Angel display on for size.
DO NOT pull the red handle.