Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt- Vought SB2U "Vindicator" Medal Of Honor pilot Richard Fleming

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You've now found the staple t-shirt of your wardrobe. It's made of 100% ring-spun cotton and is soft and comfy. The double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
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Having flown the first day of the Battle Of Midway, Fleming's SBD "Dauntless was so riddled by Japanese fire that it was grounded. The next day, he and other Marines flew from Midway in search of escaping Japanese "Battleships". What they found were two cruisers, the Mogami and Mikuma, that had collided in the dark and were now limping to safer waters. The Marines caught them and Fleming led his men bombing the Japanese.
During his dive, he was apparently hit and his bomb was a near-miss. Presumably he was severely injured or killed, because his obsolescent "Vindicator" continued its dive and apparently crashed into #3 turret of cruiser Mikuma. Aviation gas spilled everywhere, leaking below decks to the engine room where a large explosion occurred, spelling the end for Mikuma.
Fleming was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor.
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Original Artwork by Robert Coker / CokerAirArt
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• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, or Nicaragua

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