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Naval air show at Blue Grass Field, 1945

Posted on January 7, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Lieutenant John Mason, United States Naval Reserve, is shown climbing into his plane, an SB2C Helldiver, Oct. 22 1945 at Blue Grass Field in Lexington, where he and other members of the Navy Victory squadron presented an exhibition. 20 Naval planes flew a "Navy Flying Might" air show as part of Fayette County's Vickty War Bond campaign. The insignia on the plane show that Lieutenant Mason destroyed three Japanese planes on the ground, sank two ships (a destroyer and a freighter-transport) and participated in 30 bombing missions. Published in the Lexington Leader October 23, 1945. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Lt. John Mason of the United States Naval Reserve climbed into his plane, an SB2C Helldiver, on Oct. 22, 1945, at Blue Grass Field in Lexington, where he and other members of the Navy Victory squadron presented an exhibition. Twenty Navy planes flew in a “Navy Flying Might” air show as part of Fayette County’s Victory War Bond campaign. The insignia on the plane show that Mason destroyed three Japanese planes on the ground, sank two ships (a destroyer and a freighter-transport) and participated in 30 bombing missions. Published in the Lexington Leader on Oct. 23, 1945. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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