A view off the stern of the USS Bunker Hill during a one-day speed run from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 4 Sep 1943. Note the civilian yard worker in the white hat.Martlet IV and Seafire IIc fighters of Nos. 885, 888, and 893 Squadron FAA aboard HMS Formidable off Italy, Sep 1943Minneapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States after completion of overhaul and repairs, 4 Sep 1943; note camouflage meant to disguise her as a destroyerTBF 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.
A view off the stern of the USS Bunker Hill during a one-day speed run from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 4 Sep 1943. Note the civilian yard worker in the white hat.Martlet IV and Seafire IIc fighters of Nos. 885, 888, and 893 Squadron FAA aboard HMS Formidable off Italy, Sep 1943Minneapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States after completion of overhaul and repairs, 4 Sep 1943; note camouflage meant to disguise her as a destroyerTBF 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.
US B-25 bombers flying over transports carrying Australian 9th Division troops, off Lae, Australian New Guinea, 4-6 Sep 1943
US B-25 bombers flying over transports carrying Australian 9th Division troops, off Lae, Australian New Guinea, 4-6 Sep 1943


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