Photo #: 80-CF-55215-7
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
Douglas TBD-1 aircraft of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) parked at the Air Station on 13 September 1941. Douglas SBD-3 planes of Bombing Squadron Five (VB-5) are beyond the TBDs, with F4F fighters and SB2U scout bombers further in the left background.
The TBDs have been recently repainted in the new blue gray & light gray color scheme, while the other planes are still in the earlier overall light gray.
VT-5 and VB-5 were assigned to USS Yorktown, which left Norfolk on the following day for operations in the North Atlantic.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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15 April 1999