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Lt. Commander J.T. Blackburn, WWII U.S. Navy--single figure--RETIRED.
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Lt. Commander J.T. Blackburn

Tom Blackburn was the U.S. Navy’s top-scoring Corsair “ace”, with 11 “kills” to his credit.  A born leader, he came from a family of Naval officers.  His most famous command was VF-17 “The Jolly Rogers”.  He led the squadron from January 1943 until May 1944.  During this time, they shot down 154 Japanese aircraft, sank 5 transport ships, and produced 12 other F4U “aces”.