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Exploded view of the TBM-1C Avenger24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943Flight deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) crowded with aircraft, May 1943 in the Pacific. While he is not credited with this photo, this is probably a Charles Kerlee photograph.Formation of TBM-1 Avengers on a training flight from NAS Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii, early 1943.
Exploded view of the TBM-1C Avenger24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943Flight deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) crowded with aircraft, May 1943 in the Pacific. While he is not credited with this photo, this is probably a Charles Kerlee photograph.Formation of TBM-1 Avengers on a training flight from NAS Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii, early 1943.
Note the broad wings of the TBF Avenger, the largest US carrier plane of WWII, as it makes its take-off run down the flight deck of the Light Carrier USS Independence, Caribbean Sea, 1 May 1943.SBD-3 Dauntless, F4F-4 Wildcat, and TBF-1 Avenger aircraft aboard USS Enterprise, northeast of Nouma, New Caledonia, 2 May 1943; note USS Washington in backgroundF4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.Lt George Gay in the cockpit of a TBM Avenger with Torpedo Squadron 11 on Guadalcanal, Jun 1943. As Ensign Gay, he was the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron 8 at Midway in 1942.
Note the broad wings of the TBF Avenger, the largest US carrier plane of WWII, as it makes its take-off run down the flight deck of the Light Carrier USS Independence, Caribbean Sea, 1 May 1943.SBD-3 Dauntless, F4F-4 Wildcat, and TBF-1 Avenger aircraft aboard USS Enterprise, northeast of Nouma, New Caledonia, 2 May 1943; note USS Washington in backgroundF4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.Lt George Gay in the cockpit of a TBM Avenger with Torpedo Squadron 11 on Guadalcanal, Jun 1943. As Ensign Gay, he was the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron 8 at Midway in 1942.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class; CV-10) circa mid-1943, with a TBF Avenger flying over her bowAn in-flight view of a TBF-1 Avenger Daisy Mae of Marine Squadron VMSB-131 based at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943HMS Victorious at anchor in the Solomons, Jul 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.USS Yorktown moving astern while receiving a landing TBF Avenger aircraft, Jul 1943
USS Yorktown (Essex-class; CV-10) circa mid-1943, with a TBF Avenger flying over her bowAn in-flight view of a TBF-1 Avenger Daisy Mae of Marine Squadron VMSB-131 based at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943HMS Victorious at anchor in the Solomons, Jul 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.USS Yorktown moving astern while receiving a landing TBF Avenger aircraft, Jul 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.A 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.A TBM Avenger on an aircraft carrier elevator as seen from the hangar deck, 1943HMS Victorious refueling from a US Navy Fleet Oiler about Aug 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.
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.A 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.A TBM Avenger on an aircraft carrier elevator as seen from the hangar deck, 1943HMS Victorious refueling from a US Navy Fleet Oiler about Aug 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.
A TBF-1 Avenger with its gear, flaps, and hook down trying to catch the fourth (and last) arresting wire aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 17 Aug 1943. Next stop, the barrier.Marine TBM-1C Avengers lined up along the airstrip at Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands in late 1943. Note open bomb bays, improvised wheel chocks, flame dampener on the exhaust port of the nearest plane, and different versions of the National InsigniaNavy TBF-1 Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, Sep 1943. Note the crews are in the process of applying the newly updated National Insignia with white bars and a blue border.Navy TBF-1 Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, Sept 1943.
A TBF-1 Avenger with its gear, flaps, and hook down trying to catch the fourth (and last) arresting wire aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 17 Aug 1943. Next stop, the barrier.Marine TBM-1C Avengers lined up along the airstrip at Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands in late 1943. Note open bomb bays, improvised wheel chocks, flame dampener on the exhaust port of the nearest plane, and different versions of the National InsigniaNavy TBF-1 Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, Sep 1943. Note the crews are in the process of applying the newly updated National Insignia with white bars and a blue border.Navy TBF-1 Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, Sept 1943.

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