Photo #: 80-G-6678
Douglas SBD-2 "Dauntless" scout bombers,
of Scouting Squadron Six (VS-6)
Composite photograph of 9 planes in flight, with USS Enterprise (CV-6) and a plane guard destroyer below.
The original photo is dated 27 October 1941.
Note differences in ocean surface wave patterns between the upper and lower images, skillfully blended to combine the two photographs.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 October 2000