This Day in History

First Navy Air Ace
February 21, 1942

Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare becomes the first Navy ace of World War II when flying a F4F Wildcat off the carrier “Lexington”, he shoots down five Japanese planes in five minutes.

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