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SB2U-1 Vindacator dive bomber of VB-3 squadron aboard USS Saratoga, 1938USS Ranger (foreground), USS Lexington (center), and USS Saratoga (background) at anchor off Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Apr 1938 during the exercise Fleet problem XIX. Photo 1 of 2
SB2U-1 Vindacator dive bomber of VB-3 squadron aboard USS Saratoga, 1938USS Ranger (foreground), USS Lexington (center), and USS Saratoga (background) at anchor off Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Apr 1938 during the exercise Fleet problem XIX. Photo 1 of 2
USS Ranger (foreground), USS Lexington (center), and USS Saratoga (background) at anchor off Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Apr 1938 during the exercise Fleet problem XIX. Photo 2 of 2Destroyer Sampson steaming near Saratoga, circa 1940; note TBD-1 Devastator aircraft parked near by
USS Ranger (foreground), USS Lexington (center), and USS Saratoga (background) at anchor off Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Apr 1938 during the exercise Fleet problem XIX. Photo 2 of 2Destroyer Sampson steaming near Saratoga, circa 1940; note TBD-1 Devastator aircraft parked near by
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft of US Navy squadron VT-3 preparing to launch from USS Saratoga, circa 1938-1940Captain Albert C. Read inspected Saratoga
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft of US Navy squadron VT-3 preparing to launch from USS Saratoga, circa 1938-1940Captain Albert C. Read inspected Saratoga's Marine detachment, 15 Mar 1940
Result of Lieutenant Jimmy ThachPearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Ford Island Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii, May 2, 1940.
Result of Lieutenant Jimmy Thach's landing accident aboard USS Saratoga, 19 Mar 1940Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Ford Island Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii, May 2, 1940.
F4F-3 Wildcat (foreground), SBD-3 Dauntless (center forward and background), and TBD-1 Devastator (center rear) aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, fall 1941View of USS Saratoga from a TBD-1 Devastator aircraft which had just taken off from the flight deck, circa summer 1941
F4F-3 Wildcat (foreground), SBD-3 Dauntless (center forward and background), and TBD-1 Devastator (center rear) aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, fall 1941View of USS Saratoga from a TBD-1 Devastator aircraft which had just taken off from the flight deck, circa summer 1941
Ensign Gayle HermannLt. John Thach
Ensign Gayle Hermann's Wildcat on Saratoga's elevator, Oct 1941Lt. John Thach's Wildcat taking off from Saratoga, Oct 1941
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft on landing pattern, Oct 1941; note USS Saratoga, the aircraftSaratoga underway at sea, circa 1942, with 5 Grumman F4F fighters, 6 Douglas SBD scout bombers, and 1 Grumman TBF torpedo bomber on the flight deck
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft on landing pattern, Oct 1941; note USS Saratoga, the aircraft's destination, in backgroundSaratoga underway at sea, circa 1942, with 5 Grumman F4F fighters, 6 Douglas SBD scout bombers, and 1 Grumman TBF torpedo bomber on the flight deck
Admiral William Halsey presenting an award to a United States Navy Captain on the flight deck of USS Saratoga in the South Pacific, circa 1942.United States Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz, left center, speaking to Rear Admiral Aubrey Fitch on the flight deck of USS Saratoga at Pearl Harbor while an Army Major General, far left, looks on, circa 1942.
Admiral William Halsey presenting an award to a United States Navy Captain on the flight deck of USS Saratoga in the South Pacific, circa 1942.United States Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz, left center, speaking to Rear Admiral Aubrey Fitch on the flight deck of USS Saratoga at Pearl Harbor while an Army Major General, far left, looks on, circa 1942.
United States Navy Boatswain aboard USS Saratoga pipes a signal over the ship’s speaker system, circa 1942.United States Navy photographer operating a movie camera on the flight deck of the USS Saratoga in the South Pacific, circa 1942.
United States Navy Boatswain aboard USS Saratoga pipes a signal over the ship’s speaker system, circa 1942.United States Navy photographer operating a movie camera on the flight deck of the USS Saratoga in the South Pacific, circa 1942.
USS Saratoga’s new captain, DeWitt Ramsey (in uniform) and former captain, Archibald Douglas, in a 1937 Cadillac touring car, probably Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, May 1942.USS Saratoga arriving at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Jun 1942
USS Saratoga’s new captain, DeWitt Ramsey (in uniform) and former captain, Archibald Douglas, in a 1937 Cadillac touring car, probably Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, May 1942.USS Saratoga arriving at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Jun 1942

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