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Butch O’Hare Declared Dead
November 27, 1944

Lt. Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare was a World War II fighter pilot from Chicago known for his incredible courage and leadership. During his career, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Gold Star and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

In November 1943, O’Hare volunteered for a daring mission to conduct the first-ever Navy nighttime fighter attack from an aircraft carrier. His plane was lost during the action and never found. On November 27, 1944, Butch O’Hare was declared dead.





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