Photo #: 80-CF-5485-2
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Flight deck scene, during a lull in air operations while participating in Fleet Problem XX, February 1939.
Planes are Grumman F2F-1 fighters, of Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5). That in the center, coded "5-F-2", is Bureau # 9664.
Note gun cameras mounted atop the planes' upper wings; signal flags flying; details of the ship's island; and large "Y" painted on her stack for identification purposes.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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14 April 1999