National Affairs: Big Man, Big Moment

Don, do you see . . .

This is Don. Yes, I see . . . Bruce, put

your two planes on the cruiser . . .

Let's go on the carrier . . .

It was 1550 hours on Aug. 24, 1942, in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Commander Harry Donald Felt, 40, leader of a bomb and torpedo air group from the carrier Saratoga, was snapping out his orders as he eyed the Japanese light carrier Ryujo with cruiser and destroyer escort from 14,000 ft. Just after Ryujo turned into the wind to launch...

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