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Photo # 80-G-7747:  Transfer of aviators from USS Monaghan to USS Enterprise, 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area.

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-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Battle of Midway --

U.S. Carrier Force en route to Midway, 28 May-2 June 1942


This page features photographs taken as the U.S. aircraft carrier task forces were steaming up from Pearl Harbor to take part in the Battle of Midway.


For other views of U.S. ships and carrier aircraft preparing for the Battle of Midway, see:

  • U.S. Forces Assemble for Action, 26 May - 3 June 1942; and
  • Carrier Planes at Oahu Airfields, late May 1942.

    For links to other images of preparations for the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Preparations for Battle, March 1942 to 4 June 1942.

    For links to views of other aspects of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway, Overview and Special Image Selection.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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

    Photo #: 80-G-7744

    USS Enterprise (CV-6)


    Lieutenant Commander Eugene E. Lindsey's Douglas TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber (Bureau # 0370) sinking astern of the carrier after a deck landing accident on 28 May 1942. Plane guard destroyer, USS Monaghan (DD-354) is in the left background.
    Enterprise was then en route to the Midway area. LCdr. Lindsey, Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6), was flying out with the rest of the air group to join the ship when the crash took place. He, and the other members of the plane's crew, were rescued by Monaghan.

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

    Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-G-7748

    Lieutenant Commander Eugene E. Lindsey, USN
    ,
    Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6)

    Is assisted into a breeches bouy for transfer from USS Monaghan (DD-354) to USS Enterprise (CV-6) on 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area. He had been picked up by the destroyer on 28 May, after his TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber had crashed attempting to land on the carrier.
    Aviation Radioman First Class Charles T. Granat is partially visible behind Lindsey, waiting his turn on the "high line". The other member of the plane's crew, Chief Aviation Pilot Thomas E. Schaeffer is standing with hands in pockets, just to left of the transfer group.
    Lindsey and Granat were killed in action attacking the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942.

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

    Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-G-7749

    Aviation Radioman First Class Charles T. Granat, USN
    ,
    Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6) aircrewman

    Prepares to ride a breeches bouy from USS Monaghan (DD-354) to USS Enterprise (CV-6) on 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area. He had been picked up by the destroyer on 28 May, after the TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber in which he was a passenger crashed attempting to land on the carrier.
    Granat was killed in action attacking the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942.

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

    Online Image: 103KB; 630 x 675 pixels

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

     
    Photo #: 80-G-7747

    Aviation Radioman First Class Charles T. Granat, USN
    ,
    Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6) aircrewman

    Rides a breeches bouy from USS Monaghan (DD-354) to USS Enterprise (CV-6) on 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area. He had been picked up by the destroyer on 28 May, after the TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber in which he was a passenger crashed attempting to land on the carrier.
    Granat was killed in action attacking the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942.
    Note fully-equipped life rafts and canvas-covered 5"/38 loading practice machine on Monaghan.

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

    Online Image: 94KB; 630 x 675 pixels

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

     


    For other views of U.S. ships and carrier aircraft preparing for the Battle of Midway, see:

  • U.S. Forces Assemble for Action, 26 May - 3 June 1942; and
  • Carrier Planes at Oahu Airfields, late May 1942.

    For links to other images of preparations for the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Preparations for Battle, March 1942 to 4 June 1942.

    For links to views of other aspects of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway, Overview and Special Image Selection.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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    Page made 25 April 1999
    Coding updated 22 April 2009