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United States Army Piper O-59A Grasshoppers of the 8th Observation Squadron taking off from the US Navy carrier USS Ranger to spot for the artillery during Operation Torch in North Africa, 9 Nov 1942. Photo 2 of 2.TBF-1 Avengers on the flight deck of USS Ranger while a K-class Airship flies overhead on anti-submarine watch, 1943P-40L Kittyhawk fighters of the USAAF 58th Fighter Group on the flight deck of USS Ranger bound for West Africa, late Feb 1943. Note the dark protective coating painted on the canopies.A TBF-1 Avenger of Torpedo Squadron VT-4 resting upside down on two of USS Ranger’s port stacks following a landing accident in the mid-Atlantic, 2 Mar 1943. Note the tailhook still hooked to the arresting cable.
United States Army Piper O-59A Grasshoppers of the 8th Observation Squadron taking off from the US Navy carrier USS Ranger to spot for the artillery during Operation Torch in North Africa, 9 Nov 1942. Photo 2 of 2.TBF-1 Avengers on the flight deck of USS Ranger while a K-class Airship flies overhead on anti-submarine watch, 1943P-40L Kittyhawk fighters of the USAAF 58th Fighter Group on the flight deck of USS Ranger bound for West Africa, late Feb 1943. Note the dark protective coating painted on the canopies.A TBF-1 Avenger of Torpedo Squadron VT-4 resting upside down on two of USS Ranger’s port stacks following a landing accident in the mid-Atlantic, 2 Mar 1943. Note the tailhook still hooked to the arresting cable.
TBF Avengers in formation over the carrier USS Ranger with destroyer USS Forrest trailing while training in the Atlantic off Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Sep 1943.United States Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox greeting Naval officers aboard USS Ranger at Scapa Flow, Scotland, 21 Sep 1943.F6F-3 Hellcats preparing for launch from USS Saratoga for strikes against Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, mid Nov 1943.1944 plan for camouflage Measure 33, Design 1a for USS Ranger fleet carrier.
TBF Avengers in formation over the carrier USS Ranger with destroyer USS Forrest trailing while training in the Atlantic off Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Sep 1943.United States Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox greeting Naval officers aboard USS Ranger at Scapa Flow, Scotland, 21 Sep 1943.F6F-3 Hellcats preparing for launch from USS Saratoga for strikes against Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, mid Nov 1943.1944 plan for camouflage Measure 33, Design 1a for USS Ranger fleet carrier.
USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 1 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 2 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 3 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 4 of 4.
USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 1 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 2 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 3 of 4.USS Ranger underway in Chesapeake Bay conducting trials following an overhaul, July 1944. Photo 4 of 4.
Carrier USS Ranger as seen from destroyer USS DeHaven as they steamed from the Panama Canal toward San Diego, California, 22 Jul 1944. Note the life rafts stacked in bundles of three.Carrier USS Ranger in her Measure 33, Design 1a paint scheme as seen from destroyer USS DeHaven as they steamed from the Panama Canal toward San Diego, California, 22 Jul 1944.USS Ranger at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, late 1944.Ford Island Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the build-up before the Leyte Gulf landings with over 1,000 aircraft visible on the islands with more arriving on transport carriers, Sep 5, 1944.
Carrier USS Ranger as seen from destroyer USS DeHaven as they steamed from the Panama Canal toward San Diego, California, 22 Jul 1944. Note the life rafts stacked in bundles of three.Carrier USS Ranger in her Measure 33, Design 1a paint scheme as seen from destroyer USS DeHaven as they steamed from the Panama Canal toward San Diego, California, 22 Jul 1944.USS Ranger at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, late 1944.Ford Island Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the build-up before the Leyte Gulf landings with over 1,000 aircraft visible on the islands with more arriving on transport carriers, Sep 5, 1944.
Two US Navy FR-1 Fireball fighters during carrier qualifications aboard aircraft carrier USS Ranger, May 1945USS Ranger transiting the Gatún Locks of the Panama Canal, 12 Oct 1945USS Ranger entering the Mississippi River approaching New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 15 Oct 1945. Note four F8F Bearcat fighters and one TBM Avenger torpedo bomber on deck.
Two US Navy FR-1 Fireball fighters during carrier qualifications aboard aircraft carrier USS Ranger, May 1945USS Ranger transiting the Gatún Locks of the Panama Canal, 12 Oct 1945USS Ranger entering the Mississippi River approaching New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 15 Oct 1945. Note four F8F Bearcat fighters and one TBM Avenger torpedo bomber on deck.

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