In this excerpt from his 1970 oral history interview with Commander Etta-Belle Kitchen, USN (Ret.), then-Admiral John S. "Jimmy" Thach recounts his first first meeting with Butch O’Hare in 1940.
Meeting “Butch” O’Hare
13 March marks the birthday of the legendary Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare—the U.S. Navy's first flying ace and the first Navy recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II.
By Taira Payne