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Thach, John Smith, 1905-1981

 Person

Dates

  • 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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Margaret Monsour gift of Japanese Instrument of Surrender, 1942-1945

 Item — Box: 2017.046 OVRSZ
Identifier: 2017-046
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