V.G. Lambert leads diamond formation of Avengers

Lambert in his #1 Avenger, leads a diamond formation flying off the carrier ESSEX (CV-9).  Grumman chose that name, because the airplane was intended to avenge Pearl Harbor.


The diamond formation allowed the Avenger gunners to make such a good account of themselves that Japanese fighters often avoided engagement.


An abstract of the squadron's exploits - taken from a 1945 issue of Liberty Magazine, is posted online at:

http://www.homeofheroes.com/unit_tributes/ag15_helldivers.html

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