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Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare, Feb. 1942 On Feb. 20, 1942, the flattop Lexington was steaming toward the Japanese base at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, when it was approached by two enemy flying boats. Their crews managed to signal its coordinates before American fighters flamed the planes, and the Japanese immediately…