Thach, John Smith, 1905-1981
- Existence: 1905-04-19 - 1981-04-15
John Smith Thach was a World War II Naval Aviator, air combat tactician, and United States Navy admiral. Thach developed the Thach Weave, a combat flight formation that could counter enemy fighters of superior performance, and later the big blue blanket, an aerial defense against kamikaze attacks.
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Item — Box: 2017.046 OVRSZ
Scope and Contents Reproduction of the official Instrument of Surrender, translation, proclamation, and 4 offical Navy photographs of the Doolittle Raid and Surrender.
Dates: Event: 1942-04-18 - 1945-09-02