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[NNAM.1992.540.004] Document - 'Thomas C. Provost Aviators Flight Log Book, 1939-1942'
Thomas C. Provost Aviators Flight Log Book, 1939-1942
Thomas C. Provost Aviators Flight Log Book, 1939-1942
Accession Number NNAM.1992.540.004
Accession Date 23/09/1993
Date Created 1939
Object Desciption Thomas C. Provost began this Aviators Flight Log Book in November 1939, two months after Germany's invasion of Poland began World War II. It subsequently documented his flights during the uncertain months as the United States marched towards war and the period following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The pages for February 1942, list combat air patrols flown from the deck of the legendary aircraft carrier Enterprise (CV 6), the four flights on 1 February indicative of the fact that on that date the carrier launched carrier strikes against Kwajalein and Wotje in the Marshall Islands and endured attacks by Japanese aircraft. Among the signatures on the page is that of C. Wade McClusky, who would later command the Enterprise Air Group during the Battle of Midway.
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