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Deck crew signals the pilot of an FM-2 Wildcat aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat coming in for a landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.  Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the lack of extended tailhook on the Hellcat.
Deck crew signals the pilot of an FM-2 Wildcat aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat coming in for a landing on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the lack of extended tailhook on the Hellcat.
F6F Hellcat hung up in the catwalks of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable after a landing mishap on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat lined up for a trap on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.  Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the extended tailhook on the Hellcat.
F6F Hellcat hung up in the catwalks of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable after a landing mishap on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.F6F Hellcat lined up for a trap on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945. Note the LSO’s “paddles” and the extended tailhook on the Hellcat.
FM-2 Wildcat rolls down the flight deck on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.SNJ-5C Texan aircraft aboard USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 1945
FM-2 Wildcat rolls down the flight deck on the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.SNJ-5C Texan aircraft aboard USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 1945
The flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable showing a severe slice in the steel caused by the spinning propeller of an F6F Hellcat. Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.USS Sable underway in Lake Michigan, United States, 1945; note crashed FM-2 fighter on flight deck
The flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable showing a severe slice in the steel caused by the spinning propeller of an F6F Hellcat. Lake Michigan, United States, 1945.USS Sable underway in Lake Michigan, United States, 1945; note crashed FM-2 fighter on flight deck
USS Sable underway, Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-1945USS Wolverine and USS Sable at Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1945-1947.
USS Sable underway, Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-1945USS Wolverine and USS Sable at Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1945-1947.
The Ship’s Chaplain leads a memorial service for President Franklin D Roosevelt on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, c. Apr 15 1945.FM-2 Wildcat fighter after a barrier crash aboard USS Sable, Great Lakes, United States, May 1945
The Ship’s Chaplain leads a memorial service for President Franklin D Roosevelt on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, c. Apr 15 1945.FM-2 Wildcat fighter after a barrier crash aboard USS Sable, Great Lakes, United States, May 1945
The training aircraft carrier USS Sable trained many Landing Signal Officers (LSOs) as well as pilots, Lt Whitaker seen here with the flags.  Lake Michigan, United States, May 1945.Training carrier USS Sable underway on Lake Michigan, United States, Jun 1945. Note the side-wheel propulsion.
The training aircraft carrier USS Sable trained many Landing Signal Officers (LSOs) as well as pilots, Lt Whitaker seen here with the flags. Lake Michigan, United States, May 1945.Training carrier USS Sable underway on Lake Michigan, United States, Jun 1945. Note the side-wheel propulsion.
After the announcement of the Japanese surrender, crewmen broke into a spontaneous celebration on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, Aug 15 1945.
After the announcement of the Japanese surrender, crewmen broke into a spontaneous celebration on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, Aug 15 1945.

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