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Color film of USS Essex (CV-9) recovering Planes on 18 March 1945.

This film footage depicts American carrier Essex recovering planes from strikes against the Japanese home islands on 18 March The cruiser in the backgr.

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

USS Hancock was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy.

Naval Warfare: USS Shangri-La (CV-38, CVA-38, CVS-38)

Figure USS Shangri-La is christened by Mrs. Doolittle, during launching ceremonies at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfo.

m4-shermayne:  lex-for-lexington:  Special attack (kamikaze) aircraft crashes into USS Essex CV-9, 1944.  They would fill the aircraft with explosives and run them into ships.

lex-for-lexington: Special attack (kamikaze) aircraft crashes into USS Essex They would fill the aircraft with explosives and run them into ships.

USS Lexington

uss saratoga carrier navy The U. Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in The photo was taken from one of her planes of Carrier Air Group 12

USS Essex docked at Yokosuka, Japan, 29 Sep 1951; note CCKW truck on pier and AFKWX truck on crane

[Photo] USS Essex docked at Yokosuka, Japan, 29 Sep note CCKW truck on pier and AFKWX truck on crane

Grumman F9F 1951 VF51 0 Post Mission Service on USS Essex

Grumman Panther, Post Mission Service on USS Essex, 1951

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