272 items in this album on 14 pages.

TBM-1C Avengers of VT-2 with wheels and arrester hooks down above the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) after a strike on Guam, 18 Jul 1944. Note rocket rails and ASB radar antennas under the wings.Smoke rising from Colonia Harbor on Yap, Caroline Islands as a TBM Avenger from the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) flies overhead, 25-28 July 1944US Navy K-class airships of Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 and several TBM Avengers in hurricane storage at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, Sep 14, 1944.Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.
TBM-1C Avengers of VT-2 with wheels and arrester hooks down above the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) after a strike on Guam, 18 Jul 1944. Note rocket rails and ASB radar antennas under the wings.Smoke rising from Colonia Harbor on Yap, Caroline Islands as a TBM Avenger from the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) flies overhead, 25-28 July 1944US Navy K-class airships of Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 and several TBM Avengers in hurricane storage at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, Sep 14, 1944.Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.
F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944TBM-1C Avenger in flight, 1944-45, location unknown.TBM-1C Avengers with Torpedo Squadron 87 on a training flight from NAS Oceana, Virginia, Sep-Nov, 1944.US Navy Captain Harold Martin greeting VAdm John McCain, Sr. after a trap landing aboard light carrier San Jacinto, late 1944; seen on page 113 of US Navy War Photographs
F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944TBM-1C Avenger in flight, 1944-45, location unknown.TBM-1C Avengers with Torpedo Squadron 87 on a training flight from NAS Oceana, Virginia, Sep-Nov, 1944.US Navy Captain Harold Martin greeting VAdm John McCain, Sr. after a trap landing aboard light carrier San Jacinto, late 1944; seen on page 113 of US Navy War Photographs
WAVES and Women Marines mechanics marching, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, circa 1944-1945; note PBM-3D, OS2U, and TBM aircraftDamaged aircraft on the hangar deck of the USS Independence, 6 Oct 1944 following heavy seas 3 days earlier. Note the hand-tied rope lashings to secure the aircraft. Note also the AIA radar antenna in the damaged radomeSan Jacinto rolling heavily and pitching in rough seas while en route to attack Okinawa, 6 Oct 1944; note parked TBM Avenger aircraft of VT-51 on the flight deckTBM Avenger of Torpedo Squadron VT-20 just after landing aboard USS Enterprise off Okinawa, 10 Oct 1944.
WAVES and Women Marines mechanics marching, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, circa 1944-1945; note PBM-3D, OS2U, and TBM aircraftDamaged aircraft on the hangar deck of the USS Independence, 6 Oct 1944 following heavy seas 3 days earlier. Note the hand-tied rope lashings to secure the aircraft. Note also the AIA radar antenna in the damaged radomeSan Jacinto rolling heavily and pitching in rough seas while en route to attack Okinawa, 6 Oct 1944; note parked TBM Avenger aircraft of VT-51 on the flight deckTBM Avenger of Torpedo Squadron VT-20 just after landing aboard USS Enterprise off Okinawa, 10 Oct 1944.
Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 HellcatPilots of VT-51 returned to San Jacinto after attacking the Japanese carrier force, Battle off Cape Engaño, 25 Oct 1944San JacintoZuikaku settling as she sinks, 25 Oct 1944; profile of an Avenger is seen flying overhead
Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 HellcatPilots of VT-51 returned to San Jacinto after attacking the Japanese carrier force, Battle off Cape Engaño, 25 Oct 1944San Jacinto's VT-51 Avenger aircraft being armed with a Mark XIII torpedo for Battle off Cape Engaño, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku settling as she sinks, 25 Oct 1944; profile of an Avenger is seen flying overhead
Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckAirplanes on the ramp at Naval Air Station Livermore, California, United States, 1944-45. Note F4F (or FM2) Wildcats, SB2C Helldivers, and TBM Avengers.SB2C-4E Helldivers and TBM Avengers of Air Group 87 from the USS Randolph during the carrier’s shakedown cruise in the Trinidad area, Nov 1944.
Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckAirplanes on the ramp at Naval Air Station Livermore, California, United States, 1944-45. Note F4F (or FM2) Wildcats, SB2C Helldivers, and TBM Avengers.SB2C-4E Helldivers and TBM Avengers of Air Group 87 from the USS Randolph during the carrier’s shakedown cruise in the Trinidad area, Nov 1944.

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