GLENN, John H. Glenn, Jr., Major, USMC, with a few of the 714 holes in his Grumman F9F Panther

The combat survivability of Grumman’s fighters earne dteh factory the nickname of “The Grumman Iron Works”. In this photograph, future NASA astronaut John H. Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, examines some of the 714 holes in his F9F Panther. (U.S. Navy)

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