June 4, 1942: 09:00 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats of VF-8 prepare to take off of the USS Hornet CV-8 during the Battle of Midway. (Note: The forward aircraft (F-9) was piloted by Ens. Charles M. Kelly Jr. His plane ran out of fuel and ditched in the ocean. Ens. Kelly's body was never found.