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F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.

Caption   F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 12 Feb 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 9 Feb 2013

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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WW2-Era Place Name Chesapeake Bay, United States
Lat/Long 37.2500, -76.1917
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