Photo #: 80-G-17426
Grumman F4F-3 fighter
Undergoes maintenance on the hangar deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), 28 October 1941. The plane bears the markings of Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3), including a "Felix the Cat" insignia under the cockpit windshield.
The part held by the Chief Petty Officer in the foreground bears the number 3973, and is possibly the Bureau # of this plane (# 3973 was the Bu# of an F4F-3).
Note aircraft propellers stowed in the hangar overhead.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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5 January 2001