A PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 34, one of the “Black Cats” night patrol squadrons, at rest at Samarai Island, New Guinea, Jan-Feb 1944. Note the absence of any markings beyond the squadron patch on the bow and the side number on the tail.F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Vice Admiral Friedrich Oskar Ruge touring a submarine pen on the Atlantic coast, France, 12 Feb 1944Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944.
A PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 34, one of the “Black Cats” night patrol squadrons, at rest at Samarai Island, New Guinea, Jan-Feb 1944. Note the absence of any markings beyond the squadron patch on the bow and the side number on the tail.F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Vice Admiral Friedrich Oskar Ruge touring a submarine pen on the Atlantic coast, France, 12 Feb 1944Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944.


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