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30 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 30 Mar 1943
TBF-1 Avengers from the Carrier USS Essex dropping a practice torpedo from 150-200 feet, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, 30 Mar 1943.  Note the porpoising early Mark XIII torpedo.
21 May 1943

1 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1944
F6F-5 Hellcat fighter of US Navy pilot Ensign John G. Fraifogl caught on fire upon landing during USS Ticonderoga
26 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1944
USS Missouri resting at anchor in the Gulf of Paria off Port of Spain, Trinidad during her shakedown cruise, Aug 26, 1944. Note K-class airship overhead.
7 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1945
Essex-class carrier USS Bon Homme Richard cruising in the Gulf of Paria between Trinidad and Venezuela on her shakedown cruise, 7 Feb 1945. Note TBM Avenger on her deck and Coast Guard guard boat alongside

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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