F6F-3 Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of Saratoga as a TBM Avenger approached to land, circa 1943-44

Caption     F6F-3 Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of Saratoga as a TBM Avenger approached to land, circa 1943-44 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-15300
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Jul 2010 05:15:01 PM

Above photo is shown in reverse this is a
Essex class aircraft carrier. The Hellcat's
number is 28. The fighter behind, with wings
in flight position,should be on the viewer's left.
The other two fighters are waiting to be
lowered by elevator for storage below deck.
During operations, one Hellcat could be
launched every 20 seconds!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Nov 2010 01:18:57 PM

Made a Big, Big OOPS! 20 July 2010

Carrier is the USS Saratoga CV-3 the Hellcat
is number 85, assigned to VF-12. During
flight operations, one Hellcat could be
launched every 20 seconds.

Gotta get more sleep...

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