Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Hell of a full scoreboard, William Eder, from flying the coast of Morocco and around the Pacific

notice that some flags have ducks on them, on their right side, and others don't, its about half n half

He participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea, and was subsequently transferred to the Atlantic flying missions off Morocco to counter blockade runners.

Transferred back to the Pacific Theater, now Lt Eder became commanding officer of VF-29 as well as air group commander and took the squadron, outfitted with Grumman F6F Hellcats into the conflict participating in the Battle of the Leyte Gulf and achieving ace status by 1945 with six confirmed kills.

Toward the end of the war he led the Victory Squadron, an assemblage of 16 aircraft that toured the United States promoting War Bonds in 52 cities.

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