Photo #: 80-G-14548
USS Long Island (AVG-1)
A Grumman F4F-4 "Wildcat" fighter on the catapult, ready for take-off, 17 June 1942. Several more F4F-4s are waiting their turn for launch. All planes are from squadron VGS-1.
Note that Long Island's catapult runs diagonally across the flight deck, from starboard toward the port bow.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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10 April 2001