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Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position.WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths and Aviation MachinistA Marine Corps TBM-1C Avenger of the 7th Fleet Command undergoing some maintenance at the Cyclops aerodrome, Hollandia, New Guinea, Jul-Aug 1943. Note the Jeep and the tail of an Army A-24 Banshee painted as a target tug.SBD Dauntless scout bomber in the landing pattern preparing to come aboard USS Essex following the raid on Marcus Island, Pacific Ocean, 31 Aug 1943.
Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position.WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths and Aviation Machinist's Mates working on a SBD Dauntless aircraft, Assembly and Repair Department, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 24 Jul 1943A Marine Corps TBM-1C Avenger of the 7th Fleet Command undergoing some maintenance at the Cyclops aerodrome, Hollandia, New Guinea, Jul-Aug 1943. Note the Jeep and the tail of an Army A-24 Banshee painted as a target tug.SBD Dauntless scout bomber in the landing pattern preparing to come aboard USS Essex following the raid on Marcus Island, Pacific Ocean, 31 Aug 1943.
Flight deck crews of USS Saratoga spotting SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of VB-12 squadron, Oct 1943Mk 40 gun director seen from the islandís number two quad 40mm gun mount aboard the carrier USS Essex, late 1943. Note SBD Dauntless scout bombers with Bombing Squadron VB-9.A F6F-3 Hellcat fighter landing on  USS Saratoga, Nov 1943; note SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft in foregroundF6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943
Flight deck crews of USS Saratoga spotting SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of VB-12 squadron, Oct 1943Mk 40 gun director seen from the islandís number two quad 40mm gun mount aboard the carrier USS Essex, late 1943. Note SBD Dauntless scout bombers with Bombing Squadron VB-9.A F6F-3 Hellcat fighter landing on USS Saratoga, Nov 1943; note SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft in foregroundF6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943
View of USS SaratogaSBD Dauntless dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-144 squadron flying over Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943Jeep vehicles and SBD Dauntless aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier in the Solomon Islands area, 5 Nov 1943SBD Dauntless crewman Alva Parker, having suffered neck and shoulder shrapnel wounds over Rabaul, New Britain, being helped from the aircraft after landing on USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943
View of USS Saratoga's superstructure from a descended elevator, Nov 1943SBD Dauntless dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-144 squadron flying over Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943Jeep vehicles and SBD Dauntless aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier in the Solomon Islands area, 5 Nov 1943SBD Dauntless crewman Alva Parker, having suffered neck and shoulder shrapnel wounds over Rabaul, New Britain, being helped from the aircraft after landing on USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943
SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943US F4U-1 Corsair, US F6F-3 Hellcat, US SBD Dauntless, and New Zealand Kittyhawk Mk. IV aircraft at the Barakoma airfield at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943A-24B-5-DT Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-54459) of US 531st Fighter Squadron following a Jeep down the runway on Makin Island, Gilbert Islands, 13 Dec 1943; this was the first A-24B to arrive on MakinA-24A Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-60881) towing a target sleeve, 1944; this was the last A-24A built, designated RA-24A as a target towing aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943US F4U-1 Corsair, US F6F-3 Hellcat, US SBD Dauntless, and New Zealand Kittyhawk Mk. IV aircraft at the Barakoma airfield at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943A-24B-5-DT Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-54459) of US 531st Fighter Squadron following a Jeep down the runway on Makin Island, Gilbert Islands, 13 Dec 1943; this was the first A-24B to arrive on MakinA-24A Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-60881) towing a target sleeve, 1944; this was the last A-24A built, designated RA-24A as a target towing aircraft
A-24B Banshee aircraft A-24B-1-DT Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-54372) at rest with dive brakes extended, 1943-45; note P-47 and B-24 aircraft in backgroundAn SBD Dauntless in the catwalks of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944.F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) while two others wait along with an SBD Dauntless, 1943-44.
A-24B Banshee aircraft 'Dry Run' at rest at a Pacific base, 1943-45A-24B-1-DT Banshee aircraft (serial number 42-54372) at rest with dive brakes extended, 1943-45; note P-47 and B-24 aircraft in backgroundAn SBD Dauntless in the catwalks of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944.F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) while two others wait along with an SBD Dauntless, 1943-44.

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