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U.S. Navy Vessels in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and Marianas Operational Area

June 1944 

USS Lexington (CV-16) plane handlers rest on during a lull in flight deck action, 19 June 1944. Planes are Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighters of VF-16 (80-G-236849).

Source: Samuel Eliot Morrison, History of United States Naval Operation in World War II, Vol. VIII: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944–August 1944. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. In reconstructing this order of battle, Rear Admiral Morison drew directly on June 1944 CINCPAC and COMAIRPAC reports and rosters.

Published: Thu May 23 11:24:59 EDT 2019