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US Secretary of Navy Frank Knox and wife Annie Reid Knox at the christening ceremony of USS Hornet, Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 30 Aug 1943USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 1 of 4.
US Secretary of Navy Frank Knox and wife Annie Reid Knox at the christening ceremony of USS Hornet, Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 30 Aug 1943USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 1 of 4.
USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 2 of 4.USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 3 of 4.
USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 2 of 4.USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 3 of 4.
USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 4 of 4.1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one side
USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 4 of 4.1944 plan for camouflage Measure 31-32-33, Design 3a on Essex-class fleet carriers. Of the 17 Essex-class carriers to see service during 1944-45, 3 were painted according to this plan plus 1 with this only on one side
F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944
F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944
Bow on view of USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor in Berth X-12, Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 12 May 1944. Note F6F Hellcat fighters spotted on the flight deck.TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
Bow on view of USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor in Berth X-12, Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 12 May 1944. Note F6F Hellcat fighters spotted on the flight deck.TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.TBM-1C Avengers of VT-2 with wheels and arrester hooks down above the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) after a strike on Guam, 18 Jul 1944. Note rocket rails and ASB radar antennas under the wings.
TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.TBM-1C Avengers of VT-2 with wheels and arrester hooks down above the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) after a strike on Guam, 18 Jul 1944. Note rocket rails and ASB radar antennas under the wings.
SB2C-1C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron 2 has its landing gear tangled in the arresting cables after a landing on USS Hornet (Essex-class), Mar-Sep 1944.Broadside view of the starboard side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) under way showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 5 Sep 1944.
SB2C-1C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron 2 has its landing gear tangled in the arresting cables after a landing on USS Hornet (Essex-class), Mar-Sep 1944.Broadside view of the starboard side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) under way showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 5 Sep 1944.
An SB2C Helldiver making its final landing approach on the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) operating in the Pacific, 1944Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.
An SB2C Helldiver making its final landing approach on the carrier Hornet (Essex-class) operating in the Pacific, 1944Broadside view of the port side of the USS Hornet (Essex-class) at anchor showing her Dazzle MS33/3a paint scheme, 1944, probably at Ulithi.
F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the Sundowners, preparing for take off from the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the ‘Sundowners,’ following a very hard landing on the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the Sundowners, preparing for take off from the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-11, the ‘Sundowners,’ following a very hard landing on the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Navy Bombing Squadron 11 performing a formation fly-by in their SB2C Helldivers over their carrier, the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.
F6F-5 Hellcats of Air Group 11, the “Sundowners,” warm up on the deck of USS Hornet (Essex-class) in the Philippine Sea, late 1944Navy Bombing Squadron 11 performing a formation fly-by in their SB2C Helldivers over their carrier, the USS Hornet (Essex-class), 1944.

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