Lt. Vraciu’s ‘Turkey Shoot’

June 19, 1944: Despite a malfunctioning engine, Navy Lt. Alexander Vraciu shot down six Japanese "Judy" bombers in eight minutes, while using only 360 rounds of ammunition. Vraciu would shoot down 19 enemy planes (plus 21 on the ground), becoming the Navy's fourth-leading ace of World War II.

Author: Chris Carter

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