Military Photo of the Day: Flying Cross Pilots

By Shannon Henderson Published on March 10, 2018

Distinguished Flying Cross Pilots, 6 March 1968
“Four Pros: Four pilots, all Distinguished Flying Cross winners of Marine Attack Squadron 311 [VMA-311], are temporarily grounded upon returning from missions over North Vietnam as they await refueling of their A-4E Skyhawks. The pilots, (left to right) Major William E. Loftus, 31 (Chicago, Illinois), Lieutenant Colonel Richard B. Taber, 38 (Davenport, New York), Major John H. Buchanan and Major Darrell S. Shelor, 31 (Wichita, Kansas), have logged 921 missions and 1,160 flight hours in Vietnamese skies (official USMC photo by Mike Servais).”

From the Jonathan Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

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