Schilt with Corsair

First Lieutenant Christian F. Schilt, United States Marine Corps, with his Vought O2U-1 Corsair. (U.S. Navy)

1st Lt. Christian F. Schilt beside his Vought O2U-1 Corsair aircraft. Schilt received the Medal of Honor for repeated flights into besieged Quilali, Nicaragua, delivering supplies and evacuating wounded Marines. In Nicaragua and elsewhere the Marine Corps pioneered close air support. U.S. Marine Corps photo

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