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Photo #: 80-G-64709
Ensign Arthur J. Brassfield, USN,
of Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42)
Oversees engine maintenance on one of VF-42's F4F-3A fighters, on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-5) at Casco Bay, Maine, 13 November 1941.
Note SBD-3 in background, carrying an anti-submarine depth bomb; light gray color scheme on both planes; .50 caliber machine gun, telescopic gunsight and variable-pitch propeller on the F4F; and Ensign Brassfield's aviation winter green uniform and leather jacket.
Also note what appears to be a file in the mechanic's back pocket, providing an opportunity for later medical treatment.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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6 April 1999