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A FM-2 Wildcat fighter prepared to launch from USS Charger while another flew overhead, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States, 8 May 1944

Caption   A FM-2 Wildcat fighter prepared to launch from USS Charger while another flew overhead, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States, 8 May 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-1601
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F4F Wildcat   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 8 May 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Oct 2006
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 Feb 2012 08:15:12 PM

TRAINING EXERCISES:WAVEOFF! Could be that the FM-2 pilot is making his carrier qualifications,and the safty officer singling him, to unlock his arresting gear, and move forward. Note the Atlantic color scheme of dark gull gray over insignia white The FM-2 was built by General Motors(GM)the company established the Eastern Aircraft Division. The FM-2 was armed w/4x50 caliber machine guns plus bombs and rockets. The airborne F4F has received a last-minute waveoff because the flight deck isn't clear. This is how I see the photograph, but than again I've been wrong before. The U.S.S.Charger CVE-30 was a converted cargo passenger ship, she trained carrier pilots and ships crews in carrier operations and operated in the Chesapeake Bay area.

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