Photo #: 80-G-17531
Douglas TBD-1 torpedo plane
Landing on board USS Enterprise (CV-6), in about July 1941.
Note landing signal officer is in the foreground, and plane guard destroyers in the center distance.
The original photo caption gives a date of 8 April 1942, which is highly improbable as the plane is in mid-1941 vintage overall gray paint and the destroyers are wearing peacetime light gray paint.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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5 January 2001