Pencil drawing of Brewster Buffalo of Marine Air Corps VMF-221 during the Battle of Midway on June 4th, 1942. A total of 107 Japanese aircraft attacked Midway Atoll early in the morning of June 4. They were intercepted by 25 fighters of VMF-221, comprising six F4F-3 Wildcats and 19 Buffaloes, all of which formerly belonged to the US Navy but were considered too worn-out for further carrier service.
In the melee that followed, 14 Buffaloes and 2 Wildcats were shot down, with 14 of the pilots killed. In exchange, they destroyed four Nakajima B5N bombers and one Mitsubishi Zero.