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80-G-K-16167 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)

USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)
Title: USS LEXINGTON (CV-16)
Caption: Flight deck crewmen spot a pair of Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless scout bombers at the aft end of the flight deck in preparation for takeoff. An F6F-3 Hellcat fighter is parked farther forward. Photo taken during the Gilberts operation, November 1943. Note flag flying overhead and men lounging atop the 5-inch/38 caliber guns.
Description:
Catalog #: 80-G-K-16167
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator: Photographer, Commander Edward Steichen, USNR
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: Color Photo
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