Photo #: 80-G-K-1601 (Color)
FM-2 "Wildcat" fighter
Prepares to take off from USS Charger (CVE-30) during training operations in the Chesapeake Bay area, 8 May 1944.
Another FM-2 is passing overhead with its tail hook down, apparently having received a "wave-off" due to the carrier's fouled flight deck.
Note the light Atlantic area paint schemes worn by these planes.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 January 2001