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US tanker Pennsylvania Sun burning after being torpedoed by German submarine U-571 in the Gulf of Mexico, 15 Jul 1942Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 1 of 3
US tanker Pennsylvania Sun burning after being torpedoed by German submarine U-571 in the Gulf of Mexico, 15 Jul 1942Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 1 of 3
Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 2 of 3Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 3 of 3
Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 2 of 3Land-variant OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 flying convoy protection and anti-submarine patrols, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 2 Nov 1942-1 Feb 1943, photo 3 of 3
US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 (VS-44) OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, piloted by Ens. J. Clay Staples, in flight over southern Caribbean Sea, circa Jul 1943US Navy sailor performing routine maintenance on a PV-1 Ventura aircraft of squadron VB-141 at Hato Field, Curaçao, Netherlands West Indies, Nov 1943
US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 (VS-44) OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, piloted by Ens. J. Clay Staples, in flight over southern Caribbean Sea, circa Jul 1943US Navy sailor performing routine maintenance on a PV-1 Ventura aircraft of squadron VB-141 at Hato Field, Curaçao, Netherlands West Indies, Nov 1943
US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 (VS-44) Lt. (jg) J. M. StubblebineUS Navy Scouting Squadron 44 Lt. (jg) J. M. Stubblebine
US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 (VS-44) Lt. (jg) J. M. Stubblebine's OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, showing cowling damage, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 13 Nov 1943US Navy Scouting Squadron 44 Lt. (jg) J. M. Stubblebine's OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, showing wing damage after he hit Hato Field's fence after failed takeoff, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 13 Nov 1943
US Navy VS-44 Lt. (jg) J. M. Stubblebine posing with his OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, damaged after losing power at takeoff and hitting a fence, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 13 Nov 1943
US Navy VS-44 Lt. (jg) J. M. Stubblebine posing with his OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, damaged after losing power at takeoff and hitting a fence, Hato Field, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies, 13 Nov 1943
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