Photo #: 80-G-204747-A
Gilberts Operation, November 1943
A Grumman F6F-3 "Hellcat" fighter makes condensation rings as it awaits the take-off flag aboard USS Yorktown (CV-10), 20 November 1943. The plane is from Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5).
Yorktown was then hitting targets in the Marshall Islands to cover the landings in the Gilberts.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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27 November 2000