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TBF-1 Avengers from the Carrier USS Essex dropping a practice torpedo from 150-200 feet, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, 30 Mar 1943.  Note the porpoising early Mark XIII torpedo.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.
TBF-1 Avengers from the Carrier USS Essex dropping a practice torpedo from 150-200 feet, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, 30 Mar 1943. Note the porpoising early Mark XIII torpedo.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 Nouméa, 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.
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 Nouméa, 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 bowOn the flight deck of USS Card in front of a TBF Avenger, US Navy Rear Admiral Frank Lowry (center) is flanked by two Rear Admirals of the French Navy, C.A. Ronarc’h (left) and Jacques Missoffe, Casablanca, 4 Jun 1943.An in-flight view of a TBF-1 Avenger “Daisy Mae” of Marine Squadron VMSB-131 based at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 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 bowOn the flight deck of USS Card in front of a TBF Avenger, US Navy Rear Admiral Frank Lowry (center) is flanked by two Rear Admirals of the French Navy, C.A. Ronarc’h (left) and Jacques Missoffe, Casablanca, 4 Jun 1943.An in-flight view of a TBF-1 Avenger “Daisy Mae” of Marine Squadron VMSB-131 based at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943
HMS 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 1943Many 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.
HMS 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 1943Many 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, 1943Escort carrier USS Card with TBF-1 Avengers and F4F-4 Wildcats of Composite Squadron VC-1 steaming into the Atlantic, about Aug 1943. Note the airplanes painted white.HMS 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.German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack.
A TBM Avenger on an aircraft carrier elevator as seen from the hangar deck, 1943Escort carrier USS Card with TBF-1 Avengers and F4F-4 Wildcats of Composite Squadron VC-1 steaming into the Atlantic, about Aug 1943. Note the airplanes painted white.HMS 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.German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack.

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