Jimmie Thach

John Smith Thach of Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), an influential naval aviator credited with the creation of the Thach Weave, one of the most significant tactical advances in the history of aerial combat; 1965.

Older white man with in military uniform with American flag and a globe in the background

Photo by PH1 E. G. Fredette, 26 February 1965, courtesy of the Naval Historical Center