TBM-3E Avenger circles over the flight deck of USS Antietam off Hawaii, 1945. Note F4U Corsairs, SB2C Helldivers, and F6F Hellcat on the flight deck.

Caption   TBM-3E Avenger circles over the flight deck of USS Antietam off Hawaii, 1945. Note F4U Corsairs, SB2C Helldivers, and F6F Hellcat on the flight deck. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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F6F Hellcat   Main article  Photos  
F4U Corsair   Main article  Photos  
SB2C Helldiver   Main article  Photos  
TBF Avenger   Main article  Photos  
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 16 Jan 2013

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1. Stu says:
30 Nov 2020 12:45:16 PM

It appears that there is an SBC Helldiver next to the "island" folding or has it's wings folded.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
30 Nov 2020 01:35:45 PM

Stu (above):
I think you’re right! The position of this plane suggest it is in the process of folding its wings after landing. I think that plane forward of this SB2C that is sitting a bit cockeyed is also an SB2C, probably the one that landed just before the one abreast of the island. The links have been updated to include SB2C, thank you for pointing this out.

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