Photo #: 80-G-K-3747 (Color)
USS Alaska (CB-1)
Recovering a Curtiss SC-1 floatplane on 6 March 1945, during the Iwo Jima operation. The aircraft is awaiting pickup by the ship's crane after taxiing onto a landing mat. The pilot was Lieutenant Jess R. Faulconer, Jr., USNR.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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1 March 2000