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Photo # 80-G-14256: Curtiss SOC-3A landing on USS Long Island, April 1942

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-- U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT -- 1922-1962 DESIGNATION SYSTEM --

Curtiss SOC Scout-Observation Landplanes --
On Board Ship


This page features views of Curtiss SOC scout-observation landplanes on board ship, generally USS Long Island (AVG-1).

For additional views of SOC aircraft, see:

  • Curtiss SOC "Seagull" Scout-Observation Planes.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: 80-G-413479-B

    Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane
    ,
    of Scouting Squadron 201 (VS-201)

    Parked on the flight deck of USS Long Island (AVG-1), 16 December 1941.
    Note depth bomb carried below the plane's fuselage, and practice bomb rack below the port wing.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-413479-A

    Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane
    ,
    of Scouting Squadron 201 (VS-201)

    Parked on the flight deck of USS Long Island (AVG-1), 16 December 1941.
    Note depth bomb carried below the plane's fuselage, and practice bomb rack below the port wing.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 39KB; 740 x 535 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-413479-C

    Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane
    ,
    of Scouting Squadron 201 (VS-201)

    Parked on the flight deck of USS Long Island (AVG-1), 16 December 1941.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-13129

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    View on the flight deck while operating in the vicinity of Argentia, Newfoundland, January 1942. This was the only time Long Island operated in such northern areas.
    Planes parked on the carrier's snowy flight deck, behind the palisade, are Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" types.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 590 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-14256

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    Lieutenant Commander Lex L. Black, Commanding Officer of squadron VGS-1, makes the ship's 2000th landing, 20 April 1942. He is flying a Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft.
    Note lowered flaps and deployed leading edge slats on the upper wing.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 57KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-14521

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation planes, of the carrier's embarked squadron, VGS-1, parked on the flight deck, 10 May 1942.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 595 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-14549

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    A Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane, of squadron VGS-1, is launched by catapult, 21 May 1942.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-14257

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    A Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane landing on board, 17 June 1942.
    Note bomb (or anti-submarine depth bomb) carried on the plane's centerline rack, and arresting gear wires on the carrier's flight deck.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 595 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-14524

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    Crewmen spotting a Grumman F4F-4 "Wildcat" fighter on the ship's hangar deck, 17 June 1942. Several other F4F-4s are present, as are Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation planes. All are from squadron VGS-1.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 100KB; 740 x 530 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 19-N-27986

    USS Long Island (AVG-1)


    Photographed in Measure 12 (Modified) camouflage, circa 10 November 1941.
    Planes on her flight deck include seven Curtiss SOC-3A scout observation types and one Brewster F2A fighter.

    Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 590 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     

    For additional views of SOC aircraft, see:

  • Curtiss SOC "Seagull" Scout-Observation Planes.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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