Photo #: 80-G-K-698 (Color)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Scene on the flight deck, looking aft from the carrier's island during her shakedown cruise, 20 March 1943.
Planes parked on deck are F6F-3 fighters (in foreground, with wings folded) and SBD-4 scout bombers.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 May 2000