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FM-2 Wildcat catapulted off of USS Core, North Atlantic, 12 Apr 1944

Caption   FM-2 Wildcat catapulted off of USS Core, North Atlantic, 12 Apr 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-269035
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Oct 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
12 Mar 2009 06:14:06 PM

FM-2 of VC-36 launches from USS Core, CVE-13 April 1944.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Nov 2012 02:49:49 PM

Another source identifies this FM-2 Wildcat launching from the USS Gambier Bay(CVE-73)during the Battle of Leyte Gulf October 25, 1944. The USS Gambier Bay was part of Taffy 3 one of 18 carriers that could launch about 500 aircraft. "History", said Alexis de Toqueville, is a gallery of pictures in which there are a few originals and many copies. Alexis de Torqueville: French Political Thinker & Historian (1805-1859)
3. Jeff says:
7 Jun 2020 04:48:00 PM

Would not have been from the Gambier Bay, with the Dark Grey-Light Grey Atlantic camouflage. USS Core is most likely correct.

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