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80-CF-55215-7 Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Photo #: 80-CF-55215-7  Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
Title: Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
Description: Douglas TBD-1 aircraft of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) parked at the Air Station on 13 September 1941. Douglas SBD-3 planes of Bombing Squadron Five (VB-5) are beyond the TBDs, with F4F fighters and SB2U scout bombers further in the left background. The TBDs have been recently repainted in the new blue gray & light gray color scheme, while the other planes are still in the earlier overall light gray. VT-5 and VB-5 were assigned to USS Yorktown, which left Norfolk on the following day for operations in the North Atlantic. Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-CF-55215-7
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