- Jun 2011
- The Old Dominion
Except my friend Barrett was not totally clear; that was the engagement in which he, Leonard, was credited with two A6Ms. Graham, who flew in the second section of his division scored 5 confirmed, then crash landed at Knucklehead from fuel exhaustion. The entry in the my father's pilots log for 12 June 1943 states "June 12 - F4F-4 - 11985 - 4.2 (hours) - Fight at Russells - Dumbo to Segi, also fight, 2 Zeros"The second quote is relevant to the OP, I think. Leonard was an experienced fighter pilot, "led four divisions" on this mission, successfully, and yet didn't score himself.