Photo #: 80-G-14256
USS Long Island (AVG-1)
Lieutenant Commander Lex L. Black, Commanding Officer of squadron VGS-1, makes the ship's 2000th landing, 20 April 1942. He is flying a Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft.
Note lowered flaps and deployed leading edge slats on the upper wing.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 April 2001