NO RIGHT TO WIN
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THE MIDWAY VETERANS OF NO RIGHT TO WIN:
LT. COL. LLOYD F. CHILDERS, USMC-Retired
Lt. Col. Childers at right, with Midway Roundtable editor Ronald Russell, 2004.
ARM3/c Lloyd Childers had the distinction of being the sole survivor among the rear gunners of Torpedo Squadron 3 who flew at the Battle of Midway, and he did that just barely, escaping with grievous wounds from his ditched aircraft as it sank near the Yorktown. He played a crucial role in the battle, as the airman in VT-3 who initially spotted the Japanese carriers during the squadron’s search for the enemy fleet. The details are found in No Right to Win, pages 162-163.
He transitioned to the Marine Corps aviation later in the war, and continued to serve with great distinction in both Korea and Vietnam. He has been a major contributor to the recorded history of the Battle of Midway, both as a Roundtable member and as a featured veteran in numerous books and video productions on the battle.
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