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OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 1 of 2

Caption     OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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OS2U Kingfisher   Main article  Photos  
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Photos on Same Day 20 May 1941
Photos at Same Place Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States
Added By David Stubblebine

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Gregory Paul Westen says:
25 May 2018 11:52:19 AM

Pontoons on a Fighter Plane. I've rarely seen that.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2018 11:57:16 AM

Gregory Paul Westen (above):
This is actually a scout plane rather than a fighter plane. It was badly underpowered for use as a fighter but this helped with its range as a scout plane. This was the model float plane used as catapult planes on most US cruisers and battleships during WWII.

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WW2-Era Place Name Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States
Lat/Long 41.5972, -71.4122
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