Here is a fabulous find for the collector of WWII memorabilia and historical photographs Offered is a photo of Commander David McCampbell taken of him in the cockpit of his Grumman Hellcat while aboard the Essex It is dated October 29, 1944 The photo is an 8x10 The back is stamped Official US Navy Photograph See and enlarge pictures for detail
Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was a United States Navy captain, fighter pilot, and a Medal of Honor recipient. He retired from the Navy in 1964 with 31 years of service.
Campbell is the U.S. Navy's all-time leading flying ace with 34 aerial victories and the third-highest American scoring ace of World War II and the highest-scoring American ace to survive the war. He also set a world single mission aerial combat record of shooting down nine enemy planes in one mission, on October 24, 1944.