The Impatient Virgin

Quite an interesting story about an Impatient Virgin

A tribute to Richard "Chick" Harmer and US Navy Night Fighter Squadron VF(N)-101

Note
I am not the author of this story about an Impatient Virgin.

Night-Fighting 101 Harmer

Lieutenant Commander Richard Harmer
Collection Flight Lieutenant John Kelly U.S. Navy

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Collection Flight Lieutenant John Kelly U.S. Navy

Source

http://m.usni.org/big-es-impatient-virgins

The Big E’s Impatient Virgins

By Randolph Bartlett

In January 1944, Lieutenant Commander Richard Harmer’s VF(N)-101 became one of the Navy’s first carrier-based night fighter squadrons. Once at sea, however, Harmer had an uphill climb getting permission for his pilots to fly their radar-equipped Corsairs on combat missions.

One evening after four frustrating weeks at sea, Navy Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Harmer walked across the flight deck of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) toward his F4U-2 Corsair. Like previous nights on standby, Number 15 was spotted on the catapult, fully armed, and ready to launch. But Harmer had yet to fly a single sortie.

Approaching his plane, he was astonished to see freshly shellacked on the engine cowling…

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