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Photo # 80-G-K-13541: Aviation Machinist's Mate polishes a SOC's propeller, circa 1940-41

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

Curtiss SOC Scout-Observation Planes --
Close-up Views


This page features close-up views of Curtiss SOC scout-observation airplanes.

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-457421

    Rear Admiral Ernest J. King, USN


    Arrives on board USS Lexington (CV-2) in his new Curtiss SOC-1 aircraft, 2 June 1936.
    Note the plane's glossy blue "flag" color scheme.

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

    Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 615 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-CF-8008-4

    Rear Admiral Charles A. Blakeley, USN
    ,
    Commander, Carrier Division Two

    With members of his staff, posed in front of a Curtiss SOC aircraft at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, 14 January 1938.
    Those present are identified in Photo # 80-CF-8008-4 (complete caption).

    Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 103KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: NH 80519

    Curtiss SOC-3 scout-observation floatplane


    Close-up view of the forward fuselage port side, showing the "Winged Pelican" insignia of Observation Squadron Two (VO-2B) and maintenance access panels, 1938. The plane is assigned to USS California (BB-44).

    Courtesy of Howard F. Ailes, 1974.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 500 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-13541 (Color)

    Aviation Machinist's Mate

    Polishes the propeller of a Curtiss SOC floatplane, at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, circa 1940-41.
    The original 35mm color slide was taken by Lieutenant Dayton S. Seiler.

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

    Online Image: 63KB; 515 x 765pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-G-16002-B

    Mark XVII Depth Bomb (325 pounds)


    Is removed from the port wing rack of a Curtiss SOC "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft, on a catapult of USS Philadelphia (CL-41), 2 July 1942.

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

    Online Image: 96KB; 740 x 600 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-G-16003-B

    Mark XVII Depth Bomb (325 pounds)


    Is removed from the starboard wing rack of a Curtiss SOC "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft, on board USS Philadelphia (CL-41), 2 July 1942.

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

    Online Image: 59KB; 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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