|The original scoreboard in on display at Pensacola's National Museum of Naval History.|
Under heavy attack 59 times and was never hit by a bomb, torpedo or Kamikaze plane.
Ten pilots became "Ace in a day"*
Splashed 67 planes in a day.*
Pilots and gunners splashed the most planes in a week.*
Pilots and gunners splashed 255 planes in a month.*
668 Japanese planes shot down
742 Japanese planes destroyed on the ground
1,269,710 tons of ships sunk or damaged, 73 sunk including 1 carrier, 1 cruiser, 10 destroyers, 42 cargo ships, and helped sink the superbattleship YAMATO, 37 probable, and 413 damaged.
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