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B-25 Mitchell bomber and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters on the flight deck of USS Hornet while en route toward Japan, Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2

Caption     B-25 Mitchell bomber and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters on the flight deck of USS Hornet while en route toward Japan, Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Photos on Same Day 5 Apr 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Anonymous says:
7 May 2016 07:27:23 AM

Aren't they F4F-4 with folding wings ?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 May 2016 11:19:35 AM

To Anonymous above:
I did not add this photograph to the Database but I provided the caption information about the F4F-3 Wildcats and, of course, you are completely correct. F4F-3s had fixed wings and Wildcats with folding wings were introduced with the F4F-4. The caption has been updated and thank you for offering this correction.

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