Photo #: 80-PR-1154
Grumman F4F-3 "Wildcat" fighter,
of Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3)
Prepares to take off from USS Saratoga (CV-3), circa October 1941.
The plane's pilot is probably Lt. John S. Thach, VF-3 Commanding Officer.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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27 May 1999