Flight deck of the USS Essex

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Peter T Davis, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    A photo of the USS Essex's flight deck with a couple squadrons of F6F Hellcats on deck.

  2. Kbak

    Kbak Member

    Nice Photo
  3. pilot2fly

    pilot2fly Member

    I still find it amazing that they could store all those aircraft on the flight deck. The folding wings were critical for carrier operations. Sometimes they'd have nearly that many planes on deck and still launch aircraft! I'm glad you showed us a picture in color. They did a lot of converting in the WWII in HD series to show color. I think it allows you to relate a little better.

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