Sunday, April 14, 2013


Whom your looking at is Edward 'Butch' O'Hare, a US Navy Pilot that downed five Japanese bombers in one dogfight.  In doing this he not only saved a carrier, but became the Navy' first Pacific Ace.
Now something you may know and then again you may not. Eddie was a Chicago native, and his father went by the name of 'Easy Eddie'.....whom was an attorney.....and was a business partner of the famous gangster Al Capone......  There is more about this in the I'll let you hang on this tidbit of info.

Butch O'Hare didn't seek fame in what he accomplished as a Navy Pilot.....but was presented the "Medal of Honor" by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his deed.
This is an extremely interesting story [actually a two part article] about this young if your interested in Naval Aviation hero's I think this well be informative to you.