F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.British cruiser HMS Belfast alongside American light carrier USS Bataan off the coast of Korea, 27 May 1952; note Bataan
F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.British cruiser HMS Belfast alongside American light carrier USS Bataan off the coast of Korea, 27 May 1952; note Bataan's 40mm twin guns in foreground


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