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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Missouri (BB-63), Shipboard Aviation Activities, 1944-1945

This page features views of aviation activities on board USS Missouri in 1944-45.


For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Exterior Views of Shipboard Work and Life and
USS Missouri, Interior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: 80-G-K-4594 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


With the green flag raised, the catapult crew launches a Vought OS2U floatplane, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Note liferafts stowed by the catapult.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4596 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Recovering a Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4561 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Hoists aboard a Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4592 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


A Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane is hoisted on board after a flight, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 107KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
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.

Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 600 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4597 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


The pilot of a Vought OS2U floatplane unstraps his flight log from his leg, after returning from a flight. The airplane is on the catapult behind him. Photographed during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 98KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Exterior Views of Shipboard Work and Life and
USS Missouri, Interior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

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11 February 1999