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WOW, great photos once again............... Thanks!!
 
ESSEX CV9, WWII

In line next up for refueling.

Essex CV-9 049 MP looking toward bow from island.JPG


After centerline elevator

Essex CV-9 050 MP after elevator.JPG


Tightly packed deck load, Korea

Essex CV-9 051 MP full deck load of planes.JPG


Boston, in drydock 1945

Essex CV-9 052 MP Drydock in Boston 1945.JPG


Ready for flight ops

Essex CV-9 053 MP Ready for flight ops.JPG


Damaged plane, note towmotor instead of jeep, 1944

Essex CV-9 054 MP damaged plane.JPG


December 1944, AG VMF-124 (18 F4U), VMF-213 (18 F4U), Marine squadrons.

Essex CV-9 055 MP Marine AG-FMF-124 and VMF-213 flying F4-U's off Essex.JPG


Another accident

Essex CV-9 057 MP aircraft accident.JPG


ESSEX condition after her first WWII deployment

Essex CV-9 058 MP Her condition after first WWII deployment.JPG


Fire on deck, date unknown

Essex CV-9 059 MP fire on deck.JPG


First and only wartime refit 1944

Essex CV-9 060 MP during first and only wartime refit 1944.JPG


Flac shots

Essex CV-9 061 MP flac shot.JPG


Essex CV-9 062 1 MP flac shot.JPG


Essex CV-9 062 2 MP flac shot.JPG


Essex CV-9 062 3 MP flac shot.JPG


Essex CV-9 062 4 MP flac shot.JPG


Kamakazi crash off sbd side, Enterprise in background

Essex CV-9 062 MP Kamikaze crashes off the stbd side. Enterprise can be seen in the background...JPG


Gun tub

Essex CV-9 064 MP gun tub.JPG


TBM Avengers, AG 83, 1945

Essex CV-9 069 MP TBM Avengers from AG 83 off Essex.JPG


Commander David McCampbell, AG 15, became the Navy's first ACE on Oct 24, 1944, in his aircraft, "Minsi II", flying from ESSEX. He had 9 shoot downs and two probable's that day alone, for a total at that point of 30 individual kills.

Essex CV-9 070 MP Flown from Essex, Commander David McCampbell's plane - he was the Navy's fir...JPG
 
Just goes to show how tough Aussie sailors are, when ever the steam catapult broke down we would get six "Green shirts" - three each side and launch by hand. It was a bit harder when they landed so we used eight with a fishing net...lol
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USS Oriskany (CVA 34) entering San Diego Harbor after completing her first tour of duty in the Korean War. May 1953.
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Just goes to show how tough Aussie sailors are, when ever the steam catapult broke down we would get six "Green shirts" - three each side and launch by hand. It was a bit harder when they landed so we used eight with a fishing net...lolView attachment 281923
The old standby - Manual labor. Works every time. :)
 
In post 124, the 17th picture, the "Enterprise" referred to is the CV-6.

More ESSEX WWII

A few casulties

Essex CV-9 067 MP aircraft accident.JPG


Essex CV-9 068 MP Aircraft landing with only one wheel.JPG


One wheel

Essex CV-9 071 MP plane casulties.JPG


Essex CV-9 072 MP plane casulties.JPG
Essex CV-9 073 MP plane casulties.JPG


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Returning from the battle of the Phillipean Sea

ESSEX CV-9 083 1 MP TBM returning from strike at the Battle of the Phillippine Sea with one wh...JPG



ESSEX CV-9 083 3 MPGetting them out of the plane.JPG


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The kamikaze hit

Essex CV-9 076 P kamakazi hit on port side fwd, 15 crewmen died 25 November 1944.jpg


Some hangar bay work in HB 2

ESSEX CV-9 077 MP Hangar bay two WWII.JPG


ESSEX CV-9 078 MP Working on planes in hagar bay WWII.JPG


Can you imagine munitions handling like this? That line in the back is the chow line.

Essex CV-9 079 MP Munitions handling in the hangar bay with the chow line in background..JPG


ESSEX CV-9 080 MP Island shot 1.JPG


Port side aft gun tubs

ESSEX CV-9 081 MP Port Aft gun tubs w- 2 5inch 38's and a Quad 40 WWII.JPG


Port quarter through a prop.

ESSEX CV-9 082 MP From port quarter through the prop of a plane during landing exercises WWII.JPG


A bomb just off the stern during the battle of the Philippine Sea

ESSEX CV-9 084 MP Bomb exploding off stern during the first battle of the Philippine Sea June ...JPG


F6F Hellcat, ready for takeoff.

ESSEX CV-9 085 MP F6F Hellcatreadys for catapult take off WWII.JPG
 

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USS Hancock (CVA 19) also served during WWII....Hancock was also a Essex Class CV...

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Japanese plane crashing between USS Hancock (CV 19) and USS Halsey Powell (DD 686). Both ships were attached to Task Group 58.2. Photographed by Photographer’s Mate Second Class Robert Stinnett from USS San Jacinto (CVL 30), 20 March 1945.



Crewmen on USS Hancock (CV-19) move rockets to planes, while preparing for strikes on Formosa, 12 October 1944.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-281338).



Planes on the stern of USS Hancock (CV-19) afire after being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa, 7 April 1945. Image part of an album of photographs collected by Captain Carlos W. Wieber during his command of the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9) during 1944–1945. Image mounted on a piece of paper on which appears the original typewritten caption. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1983.046.010.135.



Damage on the hangar deck after being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa, 7 April 1945. From the collection of LT(JG) Winston C. Dudley, USNR



"U.S.S. Hancock services 'One-Two Punch.' Hit and set aflame by a bomb and the crash of the Japanese plane which loosed the bomb, the Navy carrier U.S.S. Hancock was stunned and shaken—but resumed limited operations within 4 hours. Shrouded in flags, the bodies of men killed in the double-blow lie on the hangar deck amidships as shipmates pay their last respects before sea burial." 29 dead and 34 missing—total 63—and 82 wounded."

"The Burial at Sea service conducted by Chaplain Parker and Chaplain Doyle took place on 9 April. These hallowed dead were committed to the sea with full honors." File Number 328570. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy BUMED Library and Archives 09-7938-10.

I served aboard Hancock from August 1974 to August 1975...
 
Wow, sad........the crews are still at their gun tub positions (x3) after they took the kamikaze hit........ :( notworthy;
 
Hey guys, sorry that I was absent but my hard drive crashed so I have to reboot and install all over my PC programs. But nothing to wooried about it. here we go with another set of French Air Carriers, The Clemenceau.


Clemenceau often affectionately called le Clem, was the French Navy's sixth aircraft carrier and the lead ship of her class. The carrier served from 1961 to 1997, and was dismantled and recycled in 2009. The carrier was the second French warship to be named after Georges Clemenceau, the first being a Richelieu-class battleship laid down in 1939 but never finished.

Clemenceau and her sister ship Foch served as the mainstays of the French fleet. During the carrier's career, Clemenceau sailed more than 1,000,000 nautical miles (1,900,000 km; 1,200,000 mi) during 3,125 days at sea. She was equipped to handle nuclear munitions to be delivered by her air complement, and was later modified to fire nuclear-capable missiles. She took part in numerous exercises and cruises, seeing action during the Lebanese Civil War, Gulf War and in air operations over the former Yugoslavia.

























 
The plan of the Day when ESSEX was hit by the Kamikaze.

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Hangar bay two

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TBM launching

ESSEX CV-9 086 MP TBM is launched from ESSEX WWII.JPG


Fire crews work on a F4U that crashed upon landing

ESSEX CV-9 087 MP Fire crews work on F4U that crashed while landing WWII.JPG


Loading aircraft magazines with 50 cal ammo

ESSEX CV-9 088 MP Loading aircraft magazines with 50 caliber ammo for planes WWII.JPG


Loading bombs



ESSEX CV-9 089 MP Loading bombs on planes WWII.JPG


40mm gunners in combat flash gear

ESSEX CV-9 090 MP 40mm gunners in combat flash gear WWII.JPG


Recreation medicine ball exercise

ESSEX CV-9 091 MP Exercise with a medicine ball on flight deck, WWII.JPG


Volleyball in the elevator

ESSEX CV-9 092 MP Vollyball in the elevator, WWII.JPG


King Neptune's Realm initiation

ESSEX CV-9 093 MP King Neptunes realm initiation, WWII.JPG


Korea - A banshee misses the wire, goes through the barrier and crashes into planes forward, 16 Sept 1951

The series -

ESSEX CV-9 094 1        MP F2H Banshee misses the wire, goes through the barriers and crashes ...JPG


ESSEX CV-9 094 2 MP Pic 2 16 Sept 1951.JPG


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ESSEX CV-9 094 4 MP Pic 4 16 Sept 1951.JPG


ESSEX CV-9 094 5 MP Pic 5 16 Sept 1951.JPG


ESSEX CV-9 094 6 MP Pic 6 16 sept 1951.JPG


Special WWII treat, crewmen from AG83 having ice cream

ESSEX CV-9 095 MP Plane crewmen from AG 83, having ice cream 1945.JPG


The barrier is raised after a TMB Avenger taxies into position for take off.

ESSEX CV-9 096 MP Barrier raised for next plane after TBM Avenger lands and taxies forward.JPG
 

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