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Lt. (jg) Charlie Mallory, a week short of his twenty-fourth birthday, had a dilemma. He was a fighter pilot—and a damned good one, in his opinion. He’d already gotten shared credit for shooting down a Zero over Negros in his first air-to-air fight. But he was also a photo pilot, one of a few in [...]Full Story
Meanwhile in the Palaus, the amphibious assault on Peleliu was being assembled. Not everyone, including Adm. Bull Halsey, thought it was necessary. Halsey was the overall commander of the Western Pacific Task Force under whom Intrepid and Task Group 38.2 were operating. He was surprised at how little aerial resistance the pilots from Intrepid and [...]Full Story