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Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsSB2C Helldiver getting a wave-off from USS Bunker Hill, 1943. Note Helldiver in the distance with wheels up but flaps down, apparently preparing for a water landing.F4U-1 Corsair of VF-17, “The Jolly Rogers,” landing aboard the carrier Bunker Hill south of Bermuda during her shakedown cruise, 17 July 1943. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsSB2C Helldiver getting a wave-off from USS Bunker Hill, 1943. Note Helldiver in the distance with wheels up but flaps down, apparently preparing for a water landing.F4U-1 Corsair of VF-17, “The Jolly Rogers,” landing aboard the carrier Bunker Hill south of Bermuda during her shakedown cruise, 17 July 1943. Photo 1 of 2
F4U-1 Corsair of VF-17, “The Jolly Rogers,” landing aboard the carrier Bunker Hill south of Bermuda during her shakedown cruise, 17 July 1943. Photo 2 of 21944 plan for camouflage Measure 3, Design 6a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, only 1 was painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sidePort side view of the USS Bunker Hill while at sea off the Palau Islands, 27 Mar 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 6A paint scheme, only two carriers were painted this way.Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944
F4U-1 Corsair of VF-17, “The Jolly Rogers,” landing aboard the carrier Bunker Hill south of Bermuda during her shakedown cruise, 17 July 1943. Photo 2 of 21944 plan for camouflage Measure 3, Design 6a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, only 1 was painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sidePort side view of the USS Bunker Hill while at sea off the Palau Islands, 27 Mar 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 6A paint scheme, only two carriers were painted this way.Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944
Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 1 of 2Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 2 of 2USS Bunker Hill nearly hit by a Japanese bomb during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.
Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 1 of 2Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 2 of 2USS Bunker Hill nearly hit by a Japanese bomb during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.Carrier Bunker Hill underway, early 1945Photo of carrier Bunker Hill in early 1945 signed by US Navy Admiral Arleigh A. Burke who served on board Jan-May 1945
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.Carrier Bunker Hill underway, early 1945Photo of carrier Bunker Hill in early 1945 signed by US Navy Admiral Arleigh A. Burke who served on board Jan-May 1945
Commodore Burke and Vice Admiral Mitscher aboard carrier Bunker Hill while off Japan, Feb 1945Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.An F4U-1D Corsair with Fighting Squadron VBF-84 taking off from USS Bunker Hill for a close ground air support mission to Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945Carrier USS Bunker Hill on station for strikes against Kyushu, Japan, 18 Mar 1945. Photo was taken from the carrier USS Essex and the battleship USS New Jersey is seen in the right background.
Commodore Burke and Vice Admiral Mitscher aboard carrier Bunker Hill while off Japan, Feb 1945Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.An F4U-1D Corsair with Fighting Squadron VBF-84 taking off from USS Bunker Hill for a close ground air support mission to Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945Carrier USS Bunker Hill on station for strikes against Kyushu, Japan, 18 Mar 1945. Photo was taken from the carrier USS Essex and the battleship USS New Jersey is seen in the right background.

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