Photo #: 80-G-14257
USS Long Island (AVG-1)
A Curtiss SOC-3A "Seagull" scout-observation plane landing on board, 17 June 1942.
Note bomb (or anti-submarine depth bomb) carried on the plane's centerline rack, and arresting gear wires on the carrier's flight deck.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 April 2001