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McWhorter, Hamilton, III, 1921-2008



  • Existence: 1921-2008

Hamilton McWhorter was born on February 8, 1921 in Athens, Georgia. He joined the United States Navy in 1941 and graduated from flight training the following year. McWhorter served with Fighting Squadron (VF-9) aboard the USS Ranger during the North Africa invasion and then aboard the USS Essex in the Pacific Theater. In 1944, he joined Fighting Squadron 12 (VF-12) aboard the USS Randolph and participated in the initial strikes against Tokyo and in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa landings. McWhorter remained in the military after the war, serving aboard several carriers and commanding VF-12. He retired in 1969 as a commander and passed away in 2008.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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