JOLLY ROGERS - Nose Art Panel by GARY VELASCO
Flown by Lt. (jg) Ira C. Kepford
Kepford's 2nd Corsair adorned 16 confirmed kills on both sides of the fuselage which makes him the U.S. Navy's top Corsair Ace.
VF-17 was a Carrier based unit but spent most of its time on Bougainville.
JOLLY ROGERS -Nose Art Panel by GARY VALESCO (VF-17: F-4U Corsair: Gary Kepford: Bougainville)@vbader.com