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US Navy F6F-3 Hellcats and USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group share the Mullinix airstrip on Tarawa Island, Gilbert Islands, Jan-Apr 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) Landing Signal Officer Lt Richard C Tripp giving the “cut” signal to the pilot of a landing F6F Hellcat fighter, Pacific Ocean, 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) Landing Signal Officer Lt Richard C Tripp watching the landing of an F6F Hellcat fighter, Pacific Ocean, 1944.USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10D
US Navy F6F-3 Hellcats and USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group share the Mullinix airstrip on Tarawa Island, Gilbert Islands, Jan-Apr 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) Landing Signal Officer Lt Richard C Tripp giving the “cut” signal to the pilot of a landing F6F Hellcat fighter, Pacific Ocean, 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) Landing Signal Officer Lt Richard C Tripp watching the landing of an F6F Hellcat fighter, Pacific Ocean, 1944.USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10D
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DF6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.Aerial view of Yorktown (Essex-class) with F6F Hellcat fighters, Apr-May 1944. Note opposite facing fore and aft deck numbers that were quickly corrected. The dark stripe down the flight deck was unique to Yorktown
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DF6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.Aerial view of Yorktown (Essex-class) with F6F Hellcat fighters, Apr-May 1944. Note opposite facing fore and aft deck numbers that were quickly corrected. The dark stripe down the flight deck was unique to Yorktown
Bow on view of USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor in Berth X-14, Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 29 May 1944. Note F6F Hellcat fighters spotted on the flight deck.Essex-class carrier Yorktown underway in the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a; also F6F Hellcat fighters, TBF Avenger torpedo bombers, and SB2C Helldiver dive bombersUSS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 1 of 3USS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 2 of 3
Bow on view of USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor in Berth X-14, Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 29 May 1944. Note F6F Hellcat fighters spotted on the flight deck.Essex-class carrier Yorktown underway in the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a; also F6F Hellcat fighters, TBF Avenger torpedo bombers, and SB2C Helldiver dive bombersUSS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 1 of 3USS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 2 of 3
Escort carrier USS Long Island in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, on 10 Jun 1944 with a deck load of F6F Wildcat, SBD Dauntless, and J2F Duck aircraft bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.An F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1, the “High Hatters,” sustains a catastrophic failure while landing aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) north of the Marianas, 16 Jun 1944.An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.
Escort carrier USS Long Island in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, on 10 Jun 1944 with a deck load of F6F Wildcat, SBD Dauntless, and J2F Duck aircraft bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.An F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1, the “High Hatters,” sustains a catastrophic failure while landing aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) north of the Marianas, 16 Jun 1944.An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.
Carrier USS Ticonderoga conducting flight operations during her shakedown cruise while en route Trinidad, 30 Jun 1944. Note landing F6F Hellcat and two Coast Guard escort boats. Photo 1 of 2.Carrier USS Ticonderoga conducting flight operations during her shakedown cruise while en route Trinidad, 30 Jun 1944. Note landing F6F Hellcat and two Coast Guard escort boats. Photo 2 of 2.Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.
Carrier USS Ticonderoga conducting flight operations during her shakedown cruise while en route Trinidad, 30 Jun 1944. Note landing F6F Hellcat and two Coast Guard escort boats. Photo 1 of 2.Carrier USS Ticonderoga conducting flight operations during her shakedown cruise while en route Trinidad, 30 Jun 1944. Note landing F6F Hellcat and two Coast Guard escort boats. Photo 2 of 2.Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944USS Essex in the Pacific during the Maraina Islands operations, Jul 1944. Note F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers on the flight deck.

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