On board the USS Lexington, a grinning Alex Vraciu holds up six fingers to signify the number of Japanese aircraft he shot down on June 19, 1944, during a battle that became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.”
On board the USS Lexington, a grinning Alex Vraciu holds up six fingers to signify the number of Japanese aircraft he shot down on June 19, 1944, during a battle that became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.” Courtesy Vraciu family
On board the USS Lexington, a grinning Alex Vraciu holds up six fingers to signify the number of Japanese aircraft he shot down on June 19, 1944, during a battle that became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.” Courtesy Vraciu family

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February 09, 2015 10:17 AM

WWII ace, 96, of West Sacramento was ‘turkey shoot’ hero

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