Dick Pearson, Navy Fighter Pilot

Richard (Dick) Pearson, US Navy Hellcat Pilot, 1942-1946. Dick served aboard CVL-28 (Light Carrier), USS Cabot at the end of WWII. He was at Eniwetok and would probably have been part of the invasion of Japan, but the A-Bomb ended WWII shortly before he would have seen combat. The CVL's were converted cruisers and were faster than the escort carriers and could also turn into the wind faster than the largest carriers.
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