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USS Enterprise underway, circa 1937, location unknownUSS Enterprise at anchor, 1938-40, location unknown
USS Enterprise underway, circa 1937, location unknownUSS Enterprise at anchor, 1938-40, location unknown
Aerial view of carrier Enterprise underway, 12 Apr 1939USS Enterprise in the Pacific Ocean, en route to Pearl Harbor in US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Oct 1939
Aerial view of carrier Enterprise underway, 12 Apr 1939USS Enterprise in the Pacific Ocean, en route to Pearl Harbor in US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Oct 1939
Enterprise with with TBD and SBC aircraft parked on flight deck, circa 1940Submarines Salmon, Seal, Pickerel, Plunger, Snapper, and Permit, San Diego harbor, California, United States, 1940; note carrier Enterprise in background
Enterprise with with TBD and SBC aircraft parked on flight deck, circa 1940Submarines Salmon, Seal, Pickerel, Plunger, Snapper, and Permit, San Diego harbor, California, United States, 1940; note carrier Enterprise in background
USS Enterprise in the Pacific turning into the wind to recover aircraft, late June 1941 before her natural wood flight deck was stained blue in July 1941.TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber landing on Enterprise, Jul 1941
USS Enterprise in the Pacific turning into the wind to recover aircraft, late June 1941 before her natural wood flight deck was stained blue in July 1941.TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber landing on Enterprise, Jul 1941
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Oct 10, 1941. Carrier Enterprise and Repair Ship Curtiss are moored alonfside Ford Island on the right of the photograph.F4F-3 Wildcat inside USS Enterprise
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Oct 10, 1941. Carrier Enterprise and Repair Ship Curtiss are moored alonfside Ford Island on the right of the photograph.F4F-3 Wildcat inside USS Enterprise's hangar deck, 28 Oct 1941; note spare TBD and SBD aircraft hanging overhead
F4F-3 Wildcat undergoing maintenance in USS EnterpriseAerial view looking south at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 30 Oct 1941; note partial view of Battleship Row at left and USS Enterprise at upper left
F4F-3 Wildcat undergoing maintenance in USS Enterprise's hangar deck, 28 Oct 1941; note spare propellers hanging overheadAerial view looking south at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 30 Oct 1941; note partial view of Battleship Row at left and USS Enterprise at upper left
An SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bomber of Bombing Squadron 6 prepares for launch from the carrier USS Enterprise, early 1942.US Navy Vice Admiral William Halsey with his Aircraft Battle Force staff in late 1941 or with Task Force 16 staff in early 1942, aboard USS Enterprise
An SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bomber of Bombing Squadron 6 prepares for launch from the carrier USS Enterprise, early 1942.US Navy Vice Admiral William Halsey with his Aircraft Battle Force staff in late 1941 or with Task Force 16 staff in early 1942, aboard USS Enterprise
Pilots of Fighting Squadron Six posing in front of a F4F-3 Wildcat aboard Enterprise, Jan 1942TBD-1 Devastator and F4F-3 Wildcat aircraft parked on Enterprise
Pilots of Fighting Squadron Six posing in front of a F4F-3 Wildcat aboard Enterprise, Jan 1942TBD-1 Devastator and F4F-3 Wildcat aircraft parked on Enterprise's flight deck, Apr 1942
Wildcat of VF-6 testing out machine guns aboard USS Enterprise, 10 Apr 1942Destroyer USS Fanning maneuvers near USS Enterprise as both escort USS Hornet on the day the Doolittle Raid aircraft were launched, 18 Apr 1942. Photographed from cruiser USS Salt Lake City.
Wildcat of VF-6 testing out machine guns aboard USS Enterprise, 10 Apr 1942Destroyer USS Fanning maneuvers near USS Enterprise as both escort USS Hornet on the day the Doolittle Raid aircraft were launched, 18 Apr 1942. Photographed from cruiser USS Salt Lake City.
Yorktown-class aircraft carriers Hornet (near) and Enterprise (far) as seen from the cruiser USS Salt Lake City shortly after Hornet launched the Doolittle Raid against Japan, 18 Apr 1942.SBD Dauntless dive-bomber being spotted on the flight deck of the Enterprise, Jan-May 1942. Note the groove in the outrigged sponson for the tail-wheel, thus spotting the plane while only using deck space for the front portion.
Yorktown-class aircraft carriers Hornet (near) and Enterprise (far) as seen from the cruiser USS Salt Lake City shortly after Hornet launched the Doolittle Raid against Japan, 18 Apr 1942.SBD Dauntless dive-bomber being spotted on the flight deck of the Enterprise, Jan-May 1942. Note the groove in the outrigged sponson for the tail-wheel, thus spotting the plane while only using deck space for the front portion.

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