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Aerial view of USS Makin Island off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 18 Nov 1944; note lowered forward elevator and FM-2 Wildcat aircraft on the flight deckCrew of USS Makin Island attempted to pull an upended FM-2 Wildcat from the flight deck
Aerial view of USS Makin Island off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 18 Nov 1944; note lowered forward elevator and FM-2 Wildcat aircraft on the flight deckCrew of USS Makin Island attempted to pull an upended FM-2 Wildcat from the flight deck's edge, circa 1944-1945
FM-2 Wildcat landing on USS Makin Island, circa 1944-1945USS Anzio rolling in heavy seas, Pacific Ocean, 17 Dec 1944; note Avenger aircraft in foreground and Wildcat aircraft in background; seen in Nov 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
FM-2 Wildcat landing on USS Makin Island, circa 1944-1945USS Anzio rolling in heavy seas, Pacific Ocean, 17 Dec 1944; note Avenger aircraft in foreground and Wildcat aircraft in background; seen in Nov 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
Crews check on pilot Ens John E Hood in his FM-2 Wildcat after a hard landing aboard training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.  Note bent propeller blades.Crews move to secure an FM-2 Wildcat after a hard landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.
Crews check on pilot Ens John E Hood in his FM-2 Wildcat after a hard landing aboard training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note bent propeller blades.Crews move to secure an FM-2 Wildcat after a hard landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.
Deck crew signals the pilot of an FM-2 Wildcat aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.FM-2 Wildcat prepared to launch off USS Makin Island, 1945
Deck crew signals the pilot of an FM-2 Wildcat aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.FM-2 Wildcat prepared to launch off USS Makin Island, 1945
FM-2 Wildcat rolls down the flight deck on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin on the bridge of his flagship, USS Makin Island, late-1944 to mid-1945; note FM-2 Wildcat and TBM Avenger aircraft on the flight deck
FM-2 Wildcat rolls down the flight deck on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin on the bridge of his flagship, USS Makin Island, late-1944 to mid-1945; note FM-2 Wildcat and TBM Avenger aircraft on the flight deck
TBM-1C Avengers and an F4F Wildcat, probably with Marine squadrons, lined up at Dulag airstrip, Leyte, Philippines in late 1944 or early 1945.USS Makin Island
TBM-1C Avengers and an F4F Wildcat, probably with Marine squadrons, lined up at Dulag airstrip, Leyte, Philippines in late 1944 or early 1945.USS Makin Island's flight deck and island, late 1944-mid 1945; note arresting wires, barrier wires, 4 FM-2 Wildcat aircraft, and 1 TBM Avenger aircraft
USS Sable underway in Lake Michigan, United States, 1945; note crashed FM-2 fighter on flight deckLieutenant (jg) Lewis entering a F4F Wildcat fighter aboard USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 23 Feb 1945
USS Sable underway in Lake Michigan, United States, 1945; note crashed FM-2 fighter on flight deckLieutenant (jg) Lewis entering a F4F Wildcat fighter aboard USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 23 Feb 1945
Eastern Aircraft FM2 Wildcats of Composite Squadron VC-93 on the flight deck of escort carrier USS Petrof Bay off Okinawa, 25 Mar 1945.3 TBM-1C Avengers and 2 FM-2 Wildcats of Composite Squadron 69 readying for take-off from escort carrier USS Mission Bay on an anti-submarine patrol in the Atlantic, spring 1945.
Eastern Aircraft FM2 Wildcats of Composite Squadron VC-93 on the flight deck of escort carrier USS Petrof Bay off Okinawa, 25 Mar 1945.3 TBM-1C Avengers and 2 FM-2 Wildcats of Composite Squadron 69 readying for take-off from escort carrier USS Mission Bay on an anti-submarine patrol in the Atlantic, spring 1945.
Aerial view of USS Makin Island off Okinawa, Japan, 1945; note FM-2 Wildcat and TBM Avenger aircraft on the flight deckFM-2 Wildcat fighter of US Navy Composite Squadron 93 flying over Petrof Bay off Okinawa, Japan, March-May 1945
Aerial view of USS Makin Island off Okinawa, Japan, 1945; note FM-2 Wildcat and TBM Avenger aircraft on the flight deckFM-2 Wildcat fighter of US Navy Composite Squadron 93 flying over Petrof Bay off Okinawa, Japan, March-May 1945
Armorers equipping a F4F Wildcat fighter with HVAR rockets aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945 off Okinawa.FM-2 fighters secured on the flight deck of USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 21 Apr 1945
Armorers equipping a F4F Wildcat fighter with HVAR rockets aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945 off Okinawa.FM-2 fighters secured on the flight deck of USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 21 Apr 1945

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