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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 sideLaunching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944
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 sideLaunching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 2 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 3 of 3.
USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 2 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Bostonís outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 3 of 3.
SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944
SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 coming aboard USS Hancock off the United States east coast, mid-1944USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note HancockUSS Hancock, circa fall of 1944
F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock's camouflage Measure 32, Design 3aUSS Hancock, circa fall of 1944
Crewmen of USS Hancock preparing FFAR rockets for an aircraft strike against Japanese positions on Taiwan island, 12 Oct 1944. The Hancock air group fired 176 rockets on this date.An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944
Crewmen of USS Hancock preparing FFAR rockets for an aircraft strike against Japanese positions on Taiwan island, 12 Oct 1944. The Hancock air group fired 176 rockets on this date.An SB2C Helldiver of Bombing Squadron VB-7 flying over USS Hancock off Formosa (Taiwan), 13 Oct 1944
USS Hancock being refueled, Pacific Ocean, 25 Oct 1944Collage from USS Hancock Cruise Book showing Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. aboard his flagship; shown on the flight deck, admiral
USS Hancock being refueled, Pacific Ocean, 25 Oct 1944Collage from USS Hancock Cruise Book showing Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. aboard his flagship; shown on the flight deck, admiral's bridge, and his quarters; Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 17 Nov 1944
Flight deck officer of USS Hancock directing a SB2C Helldiver aircraft for takeoff, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.
Flight deck officer of USS Hancock directing a SB2C Helldiver aircraft for takeoff, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.

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