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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 ....
(parked in after part of the midships area) and about 18 TBF/TBM torpedo planes (parked amidships).
Photo : Copyright 2010,The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation
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