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.US Army Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the 143rd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division cleaning his Springfield M1903A4 sniper rifle, near Valletri, Italy, 29 May 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.
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.US Army Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the 143rd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division cleaning his Springfield M1903A4 sniper rifle, near Valletri, Italy, 29 May 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the channel leaving Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 29 May 1944.


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