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A TBF-1 Avenger with its gear, flaps, and hook down trying to catch the fourth (and last) arresting wire aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 17 Aug 1943. Next stop, the barrier.B-17F Flying Fortress bombers in flight over Schweinfurt, Germany, 17 Aug 1943
A TBF-1 Avenger with its gear, flaps, and hook down trying to catch the fourth (and last) arresting wire aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 17 Aug 1943. Next stop, the barrier.B-17F Flying Fortress bombers in flight over Schweinfurt, Germany, 17 Aug 1943
Launching ceremony of carrier Wasp, Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Aug 1943Launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943
Launching ceremony of carrier Wasp, Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Aug 1943Launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943
Launching party of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Mrs Cecily Olsen and Mrs A S Pitre at the launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943, as printed in 20 Aug 1943 edition of shipyard newspaper Grapevine
Launching party of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Mrs Cecily Olsen and Mrs A S Pitre at the launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943, as printed in 20 Aug 1943 edition of shipyard newspaper Grapevine
Tang immediately after launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943
Tang immediately after launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943


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