[Fred L. Dungan oral history interview (Part 1 of 2)]
In this two-part oral history, fighter ace Fred L. Dungan discusses his military service with the United States Navy during World War II. In part one, he describes his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot, including his time stationed aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) and USS Hornet (CV-12) with Night Fighting Squadron 76 (VF(N)-76). Topics discussed include his training history, his involvement with Project Affirm (a night fighter development unit), and his combat missions in the Pacific Theater. Special focus on his participation in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, also known as the Marianas Turkey Shoot, on June 19, 1944 and on a nighttime strike on Hahajima on July 4, 1944.
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Biographical information courtesy of: Boyce, Ward J., ed., American fighter aces album. Mesa, Ariz: American Fighter Aces Association, 1996.