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May 1942 HMS Eagle and lend/lease USS Wasp flew in to Malta 48 Spitfires.

Supermarine Seafire L.IIIs of RNAS 808 Squadron on the deck of the escort aircraft carrier HMS Khedive entering the Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta. July 1944 (Via Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard UK)

U.S.S. Bunker Hill under attack by kamikaze, 11 November 1943.

The USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being attacked by Japanese planes during the US air raid of the island of Rabaul - 11 November 1943 Photo by W.

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USS Yorktown American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway June Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria group キリ

lex-for-lexington: “ Corsairs and an Avenger on the deck of a British Pacific Fleet carrier, artwork by Anthony Cowland.

fcba: “ A Seafire of the Royal Navy smashes into the deck of a carrier during the Second World War. (Photo) ”

Supermarine Seafire: Operational History — Armoured Aircraft Carriers in World War II

scale model I believe it's a Fairey Swordfish, the kind of plane that was crucial in sinking the German Battleship Bismark. John T.

scale model I believe it's a Fairey Swordfish, the kind of plane that was crucial in sinking the German Battleship Bismark.

A German Messerschmitt Bf.110 6./ZG in the skies over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain.

A German twin propelled Messerschmitt BF 110 bomber, nicknamed "Fliegender Haifisch" (Flying Shark), over the English Channel, in August of (AP Photo)

Ship's officers and 1834 squadron pilots watch Corsair "7T" of 1834 being moved by deck handlers on HMS Victorious, 1945

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USS PRINCETON (CVL-23) - Sunk October 23, 1944. Bombed during the Battle of Leyte Gulf near the Philippines. A highly skilled, lone Japanese pilot placed a bomb squarely between 6 armed torpedo bombers being readied for takeoff on the flight deck.

Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944 - USS Birmingham (CL comes alongside the burning USS Princeton (CVL

HMS Avenger (D14) - Avenger-class escort carrier - Displacement: 8,200 long tons (8,300 t) (normal) 9,000 long tons (9,100 t) (deep load) Length: 492.25 ft (150.04 m) Beam: 66.25 ft (20.19 m) Height: 23.25 ft (7.09 m) Propulsion: 1 shaft, 4 diesel engines giving 8,500 bhp (6,300 kW) Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph) Complement: 555 Aircraft carried: 15 a mixture of Fairey Swordfish Aviation facilities: Hangar 190 ft (58 m) by 47 ft (14 m)Lift 42 feet (13 m) by 34 feet (10 m)

HMS Avenger- Builder Sun Shipbuilding Laid down 28 November 1939 Launched 27 November 1940 Commissioned 2 March 1942 In service- 1942 Homeport HMNB Clyde Fate- Sunk by off Gibraltar on 15 Nov

Douglas SBD Dauntless on USS Hornet,Battle of Midway,1942

pavelnkhv: “ A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber from Bombing Squadron Eight aboard USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway, June 1942 Early on the morning of June the ‘Hornet’ was ordered to launch all of its available aircraft to.

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