Photo #: 80-G-K-9904 (Color)
USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
View of the carrier's island, with members of the American Ordnance Association visiting on board, while the ship was operating near Long Beach, California, 27 April 1949. An F8F-2 "Bearcat" fighter is parked alongside the island.
Note large SX radar antenna atop the tripod mast, and many onlookers standing on the island walkways.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Online Image: 124KB; 740 x 610 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.
Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.
If you want higher resolution reproductions than this digital image, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."
3 September 1999