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USS Franklin being floated out of drydock for the first time, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 14 Oct 1943. Note Navy WAVES on the dock; WAVES1944 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 side1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sideFranklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 4
USS Franklin being floated out of drydock for the first time, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 14 Oct 1943. Note Navy WAVES on the dock; WAVES' Director, LtCdr Mildred H. McAfee, USNR, was Franklin's sponsor.1944 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 side1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sideFranklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 4
Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 4 of 4Stern view of the carrier Franklin off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944
Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 4 of 4Stern view of the carrier Franklin off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944
USS Franklin at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944 shortly after her port side was repainted from Measure 32 Design 6a to Design 3a. Her starboard side remained Design 6a.Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetThe carrier Franklin underway in the Pacific, 1944.F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.
USS Franklin at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944 shortly after her port side was repainted from Measure 32 Design 6a to Design 3a. Her starboard side remained Design 6a.Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetThe carrier Franklin underway in the Pacific, 1944.F6F-5 Hellcats being prepared for take-off aboard the carrier Franklin off Luzon, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944. Note SB2C Helldivers spotted aft.
Pilots of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 13 in their ready room aboard carrier Franklin just before the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944; squadron command Lieutenant Commander Larry French seen secondCarriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 1 of 2Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2
Pilots of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 13 in their ready room aboard carrier Franklin just before the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944; squadron command Lieutenant Commander Larry French seen secondCarriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 1 of 2Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2
Mugford escorted carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin, both damaged by special attack aircraft, off Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note MugfordCarrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.
Mugford escorted carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin, both damaged by special attack aircraft, off Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note Mugford's midships 20mm gun crewsCarrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.

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