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80-G-7085 USS Wasp (CV-7)

Photo #: 80-G-7085  USS Wasp (CV-7)
Description: Launching officer, Lieutenant David McCampbell, USN, gets the ready signal from the pilot of a British Royal Air Force Spitfire, just before it took off for Malta, 9 May 1942. This was Wasp's second Malta reinforcement mission. Note deck crewmen holding the plane back. A Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat is in the background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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