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    Lt Jimmy Johnson, USMC, points to the damaged rudder of his F4U Corsair fighter bomber after an encounter with the Japanese over the Russel Islands. Johnson succeeded in retaining control of his aircraft despite the absence of a rudder and bringing her in for a forced landing with no further damage. 1943

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