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Curtiss SOC-1 scout-observation aircraft. In flight, 2 July 1939.
Aeromarine 39-B Airplane - Approaching the flight deck of USS Langley (CV-1) during landing practice, 19 October 1922.
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 ....
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).....
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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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