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After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.

Caption   After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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F6F Hellcat   Main article  Photos  
Typhoon Connie   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Hornet (Essex-class)   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 6 Jun 1945
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 May 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
1 May 2015 11:18:05 PM

This was the only instance of an aircraft carrier launching aircraft over the stern for actual operations. The special nature of the event was obviously well understood at the time since the photo shows a huge number of people clinging to every perch imaginable. From the beginning, the option of launching over the stern and recovering over the bow were part of the performance criteria for Essex-class carriers in case of battle damage. Several of the early Essex-class ships were equipped with arresting gear across the bow and had to demonstrate the ability to launch and recover in reverse during their initial sea trials.

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