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Curtiss SOC-1 scout-observation aircraft. In flight, 2 July 1939.
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Aeromarine 39-B Airplane - Approaching the flight deck of USS Langley (CV-1) during landing practice, 19 October 1922.
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USS Essex - Underway at 1615 hrs. during May 1943, in position 37 05'N, 74 15'E, as photographed from a blimp from squadron ZP-14.Among the aircraft parked on her flight deck are 24 SBD scout bombers (parked aft), about 11 F6F fighters ....
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Gilberts Operation - Hellcat - A Grumman F6F-3 “Hellcat” fighter makes condensation rings as it awaits the take-off flag aboard USS Yorktown (CV-10), 20 November 1943. The plane is from Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5).....
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USS Midway CVA-41 - A Flight Deck Director signals an F-4 “Phantom II” fighter into position on the starboard catapult, in preparation for launching, 5 August 1970.
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USS Langley Launching a DT-2 - Docked at the carrier pier at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California, with a Douglas DT-2 airplane taking off from her flight deck. This photo may have been taken during catapult tests in 1925.
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USS Saratoga Flight Deck - Aircraft on the flight deck, preparing for launching, circa 1929-30. Planes in the foreground are Boeing F3B-1 fighters. In the background are fifteen Martin T4M-1 torpedo planes, of Torpedo Squadron Two (VT-2B).
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Grumman F4F-4 “Wildcat” fighter, of Fighting Squadron Six (VF-6). Has its six .50 caliber machine guns tested on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), 10 April 1942.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2013) - A pilot climbs into an EA-18G Growler from the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 8, 2013) - An aircraft director guides an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 onto a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 9, 2013) - A C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Combat Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 20, 2013) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
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