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Wreckage of the Sikorsky XPBS-1 patrol bomber that was destroyed after hitting a submerged log while landing at Alameda, California, United States 30 Jun 1942 with Admiral Chester Nimitz on board.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 1 of 2.
Wreckage of the Sikorsky XPBS-1 patrol bomber that was destroyed after hitting a submerged log while landing at Alameda, California, United States 30 Jun 1942 with Admiral Chester Nimitz on board.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 1 of 2.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 2 of 2.PBY-5A Catalina and F6F Hellcat on the pad at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States, 1947. Note that the Hellcat’s engine has been removed.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 2 of 2.PBY-5A Catalina and F6F Hellcat on the pad at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States, 1947. Note that the Hellcat’s engine has been removed.


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