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Lieutenant Robert "Rocky" Byrnes (in the plane), twenty-six, Saint Louis, Missouri, flying with the Sixty-fourth Squadron of the Fifty-seventy Fighter Group is seen here as he landed after destroying three ME-109's. The Fifty-seventh United States Fighter Group of the Ninth Air Force destroyed seventy-four enemy planes in the same action. Lieutenant Byrnes now has four enemy fighter planes to his credit. He was a pro baseball player with Cincy farm system before the war. Captain Carl A. Nelson, Los Angeles, California, intelligence agen for Sixty-fourth, getting details of Byrnes' part in action

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