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F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.

Caption   F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via NavSource
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 28 Apr 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Aug 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
6 Aug 2016 10:15:53 PM

Note the LSO screen at the corner of the flight deck and the 11 arresting cables across the flight deck. The cruiser beyond the South Dakota is probably the USS Louisville.

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