Lieutenant Commander Richard O'Kane posing with 22 airmen rescued by USS Tang near Truk, Caroline Islands between 29 Apr and 1 May 1944; photo taken at Pearl Harbor in May 1944

Caption   Lieutenant Commander Richard O'Kane posing with 22 airmen rescued by USS Tang near Truk, Caroline Islands between 29 Apr and 1 May 1944; photo taken at Pearl Harbor in May 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-80-G-227987
More on...   
Pearl Harbor Navy Base and Ford Island Naval Air Station   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Richard O'Kane   Main article  Photos  
Tang   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 20 May 1944
Photos at Same Place Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Jan 2011
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
The vast majority of the digital images in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few images that remain copyrighted, please read the instructions noted in the "Access Restrictions" field of each ARC record.... In general, all government records are in the public domain and may be freely used.... Additionally, according to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

Did you enjoy this photograph or find this photograph helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
2 Dec 2010 12:40:56 PM

Front row, left to right:

Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Harry B. Gemmell
Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Joseph Hranek
Aviation Radioman 1st Class James L. Livingston
Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joseph D. Gendron

Second row, left to right:

Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Robert W. Gruebel
Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Robert E. Hill
Lieutenant Commander Richard H. O'Kane
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class H.A. Thompson
Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Aubrey J. Gill

Third row, left to right:

Ensign Carroll L. Farrell
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) James G. Cole
Lieutenant John J. Dowdle, Jr.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) J.A. Burns
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Robert T. Barbor
Lieutenant Harry E. Hill
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Scott Scammell II

Back row, left to right:

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Owen F. Taburn
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Robert F. Kanze
Lieutenant Donald Kirkpatrick, Jr.
Aviation Radioman 2nd Class James J. Lenahan
Commander Alfred R. Matter
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Richard L. Bentley
Lieutenant Robert S. Nelson

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code



1. We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

2. For inquiries about military records for members of the World War II armed forces, please see our FAQ.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!