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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.Aerial view straight down onto Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, 18 Aug 1943.US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander James H. FlatleyUSS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 1 of 2.
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.Aerial view straight down onto Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, 18 Aug 1943.US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander James H. Flatley's F6F-3 Hellcat fighter warming up on the deck of USS Yorktown, preparing to attack Marcus Island, 31 Aug 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 1 of 2.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 2 of 2.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming across San Francisco Bay with a deck load of Jeeps, Dodge WC51 weapons carriers, and other vehicles, 15 Sep 1943.Captain J.J. Clark and Rear Admiral Arthur Radford on the bridge of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class), Oct 1943.Navy photographer Lt. Charles Kerlee balancing on an outstretched antenna arm aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) while photographing aircraft landings, Oct 1943. Note safety rope around his waist.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 2 of 2.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming across San Francisco Bay with a deck load of Jeeps, Dodge WC51 weapons carriers, and other vehicles, 15 Sep 1943.Captain J.J. Clark and Rear Admiral Arthur Radford on the bridge of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class), Oct 1943.Navy photographer Lt. Charles Kerlee balancing on an outstretched antenna arm aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) while photographing aircraft landings, Oct 1943. Note safety rope around his waist.
Ordnancemen working in USS YorktownTBF Avenger torpedo bomber prepared to take off of USS Yorktown, late 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) as seen from the fantail of Light Cruiser USS Mobile, during the October 1943 raid on Marcus Island. Note OS2U Kingfisher scout planes on Mobile’s two catapults.Navy photographer Lt. Charles Kerlee dismounting a TBF Avenger aboard USS Yorktown (Essex-class) after photographing a raid on Wake Island, 6 Oct 1943. Note his two K-20 cameras.
Ordnancemen working in USS Yorktown's hangar deck amidst F6F-3 Hellcat fighters, circa Oct-Dec 1943TBF Avenger torpedo bomber prepared to take off of USS Yorktown, late 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) as seen from the fantail of Light Cruiser USS Mobile, during the October 1943 raid on Marcus Island. Note OS2U Kingfisher scout planes on Mobile’s two catapults.Navy photographer Lt. Charles Kerlee dismounting a TBF Avenger aboard USS Yorktown (Essex-class) after photographing a raid on Wake Island, 6 Oct 1943. Note his two K-20 cameras.
A Jeep on the deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) being used as an aircraft tug during the strikes on Wake Island, 5 Oct 1943. In this case, the Jeep is being hooked to a TBM-1C Avenger.Captain J.J. Clark aboard the USS Yorktown (Essex-class), late 1943.F6F Hellcat fighter of US Navy VF-5 preparing to launch off Yorktown (Essex-class) to attack a target in the Marshall Islands, 20 Nov 1943Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard repair basin with Ford Island beyond, 12 Dec 1943. Note the camouflage patterns painted on the roofs of the buildings.
A Jeep on the deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) being used as an aircraft tug during the strikes on Wake Island, 5 Oct 1943. In this case, the Jeep is being hooked to a TBM-1C Avenger.Captain J.J. Clark aboard the USS Yorktown (Essex-class), late 1943.F6F Hellcat fighter of US Navy VF-5 preparing to launch off Yorktown (Essex-class) to attack a target in the Marshall Islands, 20 Nov 1943Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard repair basin with Ford Island beyond, 12 Dec 1943. Note the camouflage patterns painted on the roofs of the buildings.
1944-45 plan for camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 4 were painted according to this plan.F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1 aboard the Fleet Carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class), 1944.Flight deck crew of USS Yorktown extending the wing of a Hellcat fighter, Oct 1943-Apr 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at sea north of Eniwetok en route Majuro, Marshall Islands, 24 Feb 1944.
1944-45 plan for camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 4 were painted according to this plan.F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1 aboard the Fleet Carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class), 1944.Flight deck crew of USS Yorktown extending the wing of a Hellcat fighter, Oct 1943-Apr 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at sea north of Eniwetok en route Majuro, Marshall Islands, 24 Feb 1944.

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