SB2C-5 Helldiver and F4U Corsair aircraft of US Navy squadrons VB-89 and VF-89 aboard USS Antietam, 1945; note USS Higbee in background

Caption   SB2C-5 Helldiver and F4U Corsair aircraft of US Navy squadrons VB-89 and VF-89 aboard USS Antietam, 1945; note USS Higbee in background ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
Identification Code   1996.253.402
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Feb 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Rich Miller says:
19 Feb 2020 07:19:03 AM

USS Higbee (DD-806), not Highbee

Air Group 89 embarked on USS Antietam (CV-36) at Norfolk on May 23 1945

Antietam was on the way to raid Wake on Aug 15, 1945 when recalled due to the Japanese surrender. It never saw any combat during WWII.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
20 Feb 2020 05:33:40 AM

Thank you Rich, the typographical error has been corrected.

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