Eduard McComas was the commander of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 23rd Fighter Group based in China. He was shot down behind Japanese lines in September 1944, but evaded capture and returned to his unit with the help of Chinese guerrillas. After his return he scored his first aerial victory and added steadily to his score. On 23DEC44 he was photographing a Japanese airfield when the aircraft based there began taking off to intercept him. McComas downed five Japanese fighters, becoming the only pilot in the CBI to score five in a single mission.
“Miss Revenge” F-6C MAJ Eduard O. McComas 118 TRS 23 FG, Aeromaster 72-177 decals