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You received the Medal of Honor. What are you the most proud of? It is the fact that I was never shot down and never bailed out. Many of the top aces cannot say that. I only had minor damage in air-to-air combat. of it. Then came Minsi JI/, which was your best known aircraft. I have a color photograph that shows that the name was in yellow. Was it on both sides, and were the kills on both sides? I've never seen an actual photograph of the left side. Yes, both the name and the kills were on both sides as they had been on Minsi II.
Note that the flags are further forward than they were on Minsi /1/, and that the rays go in the opposite direction. At the time this photograph was taken, the name Minsi III had not been added, but, according to Captain McCampbell, it was added later. (McCampbell) November 5 November 11 November 14 1 Zeke 1 Betty 5 Judys 2 Zekes 1 1/2 Zekes' 1 Frances 1 Jack 2 Zekes 2 Nates 1 Oscar 1 Dinah 1/2 Pete" 1 Dinah 1 Nate 5 Zekes 2 Hamps 20scars 1 Zeke 1 Val 1 Oscar 1 Oscar • 1/2 Zeke shared with Claude Piant " 1/2 Pete shared with Ray Nail 63 MODELERS SECTION KIT REVIEWS OLDER COLLECTABLE KITS Note: The HaUcat has been well represented over the years by numerous kits in scales ranging from 1/205th to 1/32nd.
How often did you use the water injection for extra power? Very seldom. One time I remember is when I used it to get away from my own wingman. After making a pass I saw an aircralt behind me, and I could not tell what It was. Thinking it might be Japanese,. went to emergency power, but the plane stayed with me. " He did so, and I knew I was all right. But I almost never used the water injection. Your famous flight where you shot down nine aircraft has been well documented, and has been published a number of times.