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NH 97271 USS Essex (CVA-9)

USS Essex (CVA-9)
Title: USS Essex (CVA-9)
Description: Seaman Leroy Kellam, weighed down with belts of 20 millimeter cannon ammunition, hustles up the flight deck of USS Essex to load a waiting Banshee fighter. These same shells were spitting death at the Communists in North Korea a short time after this picture was taken. Photograph and caption were released by Commander, Naval Forces, Far East under date of 12 October 1951. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97271
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