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80-G-227991 Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplane

Photo #: 80-G-227991  Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplane
Title: Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplane
Description: Photo #: 80-G-227991 Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane, from USS North Carolina (BB-55) Off Truk with nine aviators on board, awaiting rescue by USS Tang (SS-306), 1 May 1944. The plane had landed inside Truk lagoon to recover downed airmen. Unable to take off with such a load, it then taxiied out to Tang, which was serving as lifeguard submarine during the 29 April-1 May carrier strikes on Truk. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-227991
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