Photo #: 80-G-10151
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
An SBD "Dauntless" scout-bomber and five TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo planes prepare to take-off from the carrier during operations in the south Pacific area, 4 May 1942.
Note launching officer making arm signals in the lower left-center. Take-offs averaged one every thirty seconds.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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13 February 2001