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Il pilota dell'aereo del modello è il comandante Roger Richards Hedrick
The pilot of this airplane was Commander Roger Richards Hedrick

Roger Richards Hedrick

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Roger Richards Hedrick on 26 March 1944. He was Executive Officer of Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) "Jolly Rogers", and one of its "Aces." He was credited with shooting down nine Japanese planes while serving with VF-17 in the Solomons in November 1943-February 1944, plus another three "kills" while in command of VF-84 in 1945. He flew Vought F4U "Corsair" fighters with both squadrons. Born on 2 September 1914 in Pasadena, California (USA), he retired in 1958 as a Rear Admiral.

Three of the leading "aces" of U.S. Navy Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) "Jolly Rogers" pose by a Vought F4U-1A Corsair fighter, after their unit left the central Solomons combat zone, 22 March 1944. They are (l to r): Lieutenant Commander Roger Richards Hedrick (VF-17 XO, credited with 9 "kills"), Lieutenant Commander John Thomas Blackburn (VF-17 CO, credited with 11 planes), Lieutenant junior grade Ira Cassius Kepford (credited with 16 planes and then the U.S. Navy's leading "ace").

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