Rare Photos Of Resistance Fighters


Colorized photograph of Hellcat pilot Alexander Vraciu LT. Alexander Vraciu was one of the U.S. Navy’s top scoring aces of WW2, with 19 kills. During the Marianas turkey shoot, LT. Vraciu shot down 6 enemy aircraft during one flight. Over the Philippines, LT Vraciu bailed out when he was shot down by anti aircraft fire. On the ground, LT. Vraciu was rescued by Filipino resistance fighters, who put him in charge of a company sized group of men to launch raids against Japanese.