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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  1. I am a volunteer researcher at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. A patron is writing an article and wants a high-resolution copy of the above photo of Gen. Schilt with his Vought O2U-1. Can you tell me where you got this photograph?

    1. Hi, Pamela. I found the image online. It’s been so long that I don’t remember specifically what the web site was. The photograph was labeled “U.S. Marine Corps photo.”

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