TBD-1 of Torpedo Squadron Six prepared to launch from Enterprise for Midway battle, 0730-0740 on 4 Jun 1942; Pensacola in right background

Caption   TBD-1 of Torpedo Squadron Six prepared to launch from Enterprise for Midway battle, 0730-0740 on 4 Jun 1942; Pensacola in right background ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-41686
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Photos on Same Day 4 Jun 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Nov 2010 10:43:37 AM

TBDs of VT-6, aboard USS Enterprise during
Battle of Midway, June 1942.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Nov 2010 01:44:04 PM

TBD-1 Devastators of VT-6 aboard Enterprise
readied for launch on June 4, 1942.
Of the 41 aircraft launched, only 6 returned
The Americans ended up sinking four Japanese

Ensign George Gay was the only VT-8 survivor
of the 30 men who flew into battle, and all
15 planes were destroyed, without scoring a hit.
Ensign Gay was rescued the next day, June 5th
recovered from his injuries at Pearl Harbor.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Jan 2012 09:01:10 PM

TBD-1s of Torpedo Squadron Six, crews are unfolding wings ready for launch, from the
Carrier USS Enterprise.
Photograph taken on the first day of the Battle of Midway June 4,1942 this Squadron lost ten of its fourteen aircraft.

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