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1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sideLaunching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944
1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one sideLaunching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 2 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 3 of 3.
USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 2 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 3 of 3.
USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 1 of 2.USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 1 of 2.USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944
SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note HancockUSS Hancock departing San Diego, California, United States, 23 Aug 1944.
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock's camouflage Measure 32, Design 3aUSS Hancock departing San Diego, California, United States, 23 Aug 1944.
Crewmen of USS Hancock preparing FFAR rockets for an aircraft strike against Japanese positions on Taiwan island, 12 Oct 1944. The Hancock air group fired 176 rockets on this date.An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944
Crewmen of USS Hancock preparing FFAR rockets for an aircraft strike against Japanese positions on Taiwan island, 12 Oct 1944. The Hancock air group fired 176 rockets on this date.An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944
USS Hancock being refueled, Pacific Ocean, 25 Oct 1944As seen from the flight deck of the USS Hancock near the No. 1 5-inch mount, sailors look at the nearby carriers Intrepid, Cabot, and Belleau Wood while anchored at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 9 Nov 1944.
USS Hancock being refueled, Pacific Ocean, 25 Oct 1944As seen from the flight deck of the USS Hancock near the No. 1 5-inch mount, sailors look at the nearby carriers Intrepid, Cabot, and Belleau Wood while anchored at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 9 Nov 1944.

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