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80-G-K-698 USS Essex (CV-9)

Photo #: 80-G-K-698 USS Essex (CV-9)
Description: USS Essex (CV-9) Scene on the flight deck, looking aft from the carrier's island during her shakedown cruise, 20 March 1943. Planes parked on deck are F6F-3 fighters (in foreground, with wings folded) and SBD-4 scout bombers. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-K-698
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