Ensign Ardon R. Ives of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-9 crashed his F6F-5 Hellcat through the barrier on USS Lexington (Essex-class) and ruptured the center-line fuel tank, Feb 1945, western Pacific. Photo 4 of 7

Caption   Ensign Ardon R. Ives of Fighting-Bombing Squadron VBF-9 crashed his F6F-5 Hellcat through the barrier on USS Lexington (Essex-class) and ruptured the center-line fuel tank, Feb 1945, western Pacific. Photo 4 of 7 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   80-G-268189
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Sep 2016

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