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US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.F4U Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-124 on the flight deck of USS Essex, 25 Jan 1945.USS Essex forward flight deck spotted with F4U Corsairs and F6F Hellcats as they steam toward Japan, Feb 1945.Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.
US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.F4U Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-124 on the flight deck of USS Essex, 25 Jan 1945.USS Essex forward flight deck spotted with F4U Corsairs and F6F Hellcats as they steam toward Japan, Feb 1945.Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.
USS Shannon steaming through Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 13 Mar 1945; note USS Flint at left, USS Miami at right, carriers USS Enterprise, USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USS Bunker Hill, and battleship Tennessee behind Intrepid.The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 1945USS Essex under Japanese attack, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945A TBM Avenger trailing smoke returning to the carrier USS Essex after being damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during a strike on Minami Daito Jima in the Okinawa Operation, 28 Mar 1945.
USS Shannon steaming through Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 13 Mar 1945; note USS Flint at left, USS Miami at right, carriers USS Enterprise, USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USS Bunker Hill, and battleship Tennessee behind Intrepid.The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 1945USS Essex under Japanese attack, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945A TBM Avenger trailing smoke returning to the carrier USS Essex after being damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during a strike on Minami Daito Jima in the Okinawa Operation, 28 Mar 1945.
USS Hancock burning after being struck by special attack aircraft, off Okinawa, Japan, 7 Apr 1945; note USS EssexEssex received provisions via highline from USS Mercury (AK-42), off Okinawa, 27 Apr 1945SB2C Helldivers flying over USS Essex during the Okinawa campaign, May 1945; USS Bunker Hill, USS Langley, and other vessels in backgroundAs seen from the USS Essex, the USS Enterprise burns furiously after a Japanese Special Attack aircraft struck the carrier at the forward elevator off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945
USS Hancock burning after being struck by special attack aircraft, off Okinawa, Japan, 7 Apr 1945; note USS Essex's flight deck in foregroundEssex received provisions via highline from USS Mercury (AK-42), off Okinawa, 27 Apr 1945SB2C Helldivers flying over USS Essex during the Okinawa campaign, May 1945; USS Bunker Hill, USS Langley, and other vessels in backgroundAs seen from the USS Essex, the USS Enterprise burns furiously after a Japanese Special Attack aircraft struck the carrier at the forward elevator off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945
Essex underway at sea during the Okinawa Campaign, 20 May 1945; note the F4U and F6F aircraft on the flight deckUSS Bunker Hill, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Indiana, and USS Alabama at Pier 92, Seattle, Washington, United States, 9 Jan 1947Bremerton Group of the United States Pacific Reserve Fleet, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, circa 1948USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Yorktown, USS Lexington, USS Bunker Hill, and and USS Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States, 23 Apr 1948; note several battleships in background at left
Essex underway at sea during the Okinawa Campaign, 20 May 1945; note the F4U and F6F aircraft on the flight deckUSS Bunker Hill, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Indiana, and USS Alabama at Pier 92, Seattle, Washington, United States, 9 Jan 1947Bremerton Group of the United States Pacific Reserve Fleet, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, circa 1948USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Yorktown, USS Lexington, USS Bunker Hill, and and USS Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States, 23 Apr 1948; note several battleships in background at left
USS Essex undergoing modernization at drydock no. 5 of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 22 Apr 1949; seen in US Navy Naval Aviation News Aug 19493-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.1,000-lb bombs awaiting loading onto USS Essex, Naval Air Station San Diego, California, United States, May 1951Essex underway during her first Korean War deployment, circa Aug 1951-Mar 1952; note two F2H-2 Banshee fighters in foreground
USS Essex undergoing modernization at drydock no. 5 of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 22 Apr 1949; seen in US Navy Naval Aviation News Aug 19493-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.1,000-lb bombs awaiting loading onto USS Essex, Naval Air Station San Diego, California, United States, May 1951Essex underway during her first Korean War deployment, circa Aug 1951-Mar 1952; note two F2H-2 Banshee fighters in foreground

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