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USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DEssex-class carrier Yorktown underway in the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a; also F6F Hellcat fighters, TBF Avenger torpedo bombers, and SB2C Helldiver dive bombersSB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944WASP pilot Helen W. Snapp flying her A-25A Shrike tow aircraft near Camp Stewart, Georgia, United States, Jun 1944
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DEssex-class carrier Yorktown underway in the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a; also F6F Hellcat fighters, TBF Avenger torpedo bombers, and SB2C Helldiver dive bombersSB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944WASP pilot Helen W. Snapp flying her A-25A Shrike tow aircraft near Camp Stewart, Georgia, United States, Jun 1944
USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.SB2C-1 Helldiver bombers returning to USS Yorktown (Essex-class; CV-10), early Jul 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.SB2C Helldivers flying from the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) flying over Yap, Caroline Islands, July 25, 1944
USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.SB2C-1 Helldiver bombers returning to USS Yorktown (Essex-class; CV-10), early Jul 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.SB2C Helldivers flying from the carrier Yorktown (Essex-class) flying over Yap, Caroline Islands, July 25, 1944
SB2C-1C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron 2 has its landing gear tangled in the arresting cables after a landing on USS Hornet (Essex-class), Mar-Sep 1944.An SB2C Helldiver making its final landing approach on the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) operating in the Pacific, 1944Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver making a landing approach to the USS Ticonderoga as seen from the carrier’s fantail below the level of the flight deck during training operations in the Central Pacific, Oct 1944.
SB2C-1C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron 2 has its landing gear tangled in the arresting cables after a landing on USS Hornet (Essex-class), Mar-Sep 1944.An SB2C Helldiver making its final landing approach on the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) operating in the Pacific, 1944Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver making a landing approach to the USS Ticonderoga as seen from the carrier’s fantail below the level of the flight deck during training operations in the Central Pacific, Oct 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Navy Bombing Squadron 11 performing a formation fly-by in their SB2C Helldivers over their carrier, the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.Starboard bow view of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) under way showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Navy Bombing Squadron 11 performing a formation fly-by in their SB2C Helldivers over their carrier, the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.Starboard bow view of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) under way showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944.
An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944USS Intrepid launching a SB2C Helldiver during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 Oct 1944.Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.Airplanes on the ramp at Naval Air Station Livermore, California, United States, 1944-45. Note F4F (or FM2) Wildcats, SB2C Helldivers, and TBM Avengers.
An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944USS Intrepid launching a SB2C Helldiver during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 Oct 1944.Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.Airplanes on the ramp at Naval Air Station Livermore, California, United States, 1944-45. Note F4F (or FM2) Wildcats, SB2C Helldivers, and TBM Avengers.

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