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The tail of an F6F Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-25 being yanked to the deck as the tailhook catches a wire aboard the USS Cowpens off Makin Atoll (now Butaritari), 20 Nov 1943

Caption   The tail of an F6F Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-25 being yanked to the deck as the tailhook catches a wire aboard the USS Cowpens off Makin Atoll (now Butaritari), 20 Nov 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation RL Lawson Collection
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F6F Hellcat   Main article  Photos  
Cowpens   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 20 Nov 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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Licensing  Public Domain



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