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Photo #: 80-G-K-4562 (Color)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
A Naval Aircraft Factory OS2N-1 Kingfisher floatplane (Bureau # 01491 or 01401) is lowered onto its catapult cradle after a flight, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Note Mk.51 director and its associated 40mm quad gun mount at left.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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9 February 1999