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The US NavyUSS Langley, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, and others at anchor off Culebra island, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926
The US Navy's first flattop aircraft carrier, USS Langley (Langley-class), at anchor with 7 battleships in Culebra Harbor, Culebra, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926. See Comment below.USS Langley, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, and others at anchor off Culebra island, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926
PBY-5A Catalina on the ramp probably at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug or Sep 1942.Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943
PBY-5A Catalina on the ramp probably at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug or Sep 1942.Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943
PBM-3C Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-203 at Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12 Mar 1943PB2Y aircraft at San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico, 21 Apr 1944
PBM-3C Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-203 at Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12 Mar 1943PB2Y aircraft at San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico, 21 Apr 1944
Crews providing maintenance to PV-1 Ventura patrol bombers of US Navy squadron VPB-147 at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 1944; note rocket rails mounted under the wingsStarboard side view of USS Ticonderoga as she steamed off Puerto Rico toward Trinidad on her shakedown cruise, Jun 29, 1944. Note original length of the flight deck short of the bow, extended to cover bow 2 months later.
Crews providing maintenance to PV-1 Ventura patrol bombers of US Navy squadron VPB-147 at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 1944; note rocket rails mounted under the wingsStarboard side view of USS Ticonderoga as she steamed off Puerto Rico toward Trinidad on her shakedown cruise, Jun 29, 1944. Note original length of the flight deck short of the bow, extended to cover bow 2 months later.
Aerial view of Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, as it appeared in the Jun 1947 edition of the Major General Lewis Puller fastening his life preserver before boarding a helicopter, Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Puerto Rico, 26 Jul 1954
Aerial view of Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, as it appeared in the Jun 1947 edition of the 'US Navy Naval Aviation News'Major General Lewis Puller fastening his life preserver before boarding a helicopter, Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Puerto Rico, 26 Jul 1954
US Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting with Secretary of Defense, Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, Apr 1956; L to R: Radford, Wilson, Taylor, Burke, Pate, PhillipsUSS Iowa firing a full broadside during practice off Vieques island, Puerto Rico, 1 Jul 1984
US Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting with Secretary of Defense, Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, Apr 1956; L to R: Radford, Wilson, Taylor, Burke, Pate, PhillipsUSS Iowa firing a full broadside during practice off Vieques island, Puerto Rico, 1 Jul 1984


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