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Albacore aircraft of No. 820 Squadron, British Fleet Air Arm taking off from HMS Victorious, which was on distant cover for Arctic convoys, Mar 1942American aircraft carrier USS Wasp (Wasp-class) at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6 Apr 1942. Cruiser USS Wichita is seen at right and battleship USS Washington in the center.
Albacore aircraft of No. 820 Squadron, British Fleet Air Arm taking off from HMS Victorious, which was on distant cover for Arctic convoys, Mar 1942American aircraft carrier USS Wasp (Wasp-class) at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6 Apr 1942. Cruiser USS Wichita is seen at right and battleship USS Washington in the center.
HMS Indomitable and HMS Eagle sailing behind HMS Victorious, 3-10 Aug 1942; note Hurricane and Albacore aircraft on VictoriousRecognition drawing of Illustrious-class carriers
HMS Indomitable and HMS Eagle sailing behind HMS Victorious, 3-10 Aug 1942; note Hurricane and Albacore aircraft on Victorious' flight deckRecognition drawing of Illustrious-class carriers
USS Saratoga and HMS Victorious at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 1943HMS Victorious moored at Berth F-10, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Mar 4, 1943. The carrier was undergoing modifications for service during the period she was on loan to the US Fleet. Photo 1 of 2.
USS Saratoga and HMS Victorious at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 1943HMS Victorious moored at Berth F-10, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Mar 4, 1943. The carrier was undergoing modifications for service during the period she was on loan to the US Fleet. Photo 1 of 2.
HMS Victorious moored at Berth F-10, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Mar 4, 1943. The carrier was undergoing modifications for service during the period she was on loan to the US Fleet. Photo 2 of 2.HMS Victorious at anchor in the Solomons, Jul 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.
HMS Victorious moored at Berth F-10, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, Mar 4, 1943. The carrier was undergoing modifications for service during the period she was on loan to the US Fleet. Photo 2 of 2.HMS Victorious at anchor in the Solomons, Jul 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.
HMS Victorious refueling from a US Navy Fleet Oiler about Aug 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.US Navy pilots of Fighting Squadron 6 display the Royal Navy Ensign and the crest of HMS Victorious during their service aboard the British carrier when she was on loan to the US Fleet, 1943.
HMS Victorious refueling from a US Navy Fleet Oiler about Aug 1943. This was during the period Victorious was on loan to the US Fleet. Note US F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers on the flight deck.US Navy pilots of Fighting Squadron 6 display the Royal Navy Ensign and the crest of HMS Victorious during their service aboard the British carrier when she was on loan to the US Fleet, 1943.
Captain M. M. Denny welcoming Louis Mountbatten aboard HMS Victorious, Trincomalee, Ceylon, 1940sBritish aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.
Captain M. M. Denny welcoming Louis Mountbatten aboard HMS Victorious, Trincomalee, Ceylon, 1940sBritish aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.
HMS Victorious on fire after being struck by Japanese special attack aircraft, off Sakishima Gunto (Islands), Japan, 9 May 1945
HMS Victorious on fire after being struck by Japanese special attack aircraft, off Sakishima Gunto (Islands), Japan, 9 May 1945
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