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The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.On the day of her commissioning, USS Lexington (Essex-class) makes slow headway through the icy waters of Boston harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Feb 1943.
The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.On the day of her commissioning, USS Lexington (Essex-class) makes slow headway through the icy waters of Boston harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Feb 1943.
US Navy ordinancemen loading a Mark XIII torpedo into the bomb bay of a TBM Avenger aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) while steaming south of Hawaii, 12 Sep 1943. Note the hand operated winches lifting the torpedo.LtCdr Edward Steichen with his camera on an island catwalk above the flight deck of the USS Lexington (Essex-class), Nov 1943, probably off Hawaii. Note F6F Hellcats on the flight deck.
US Navy ordinancemen loading a Mark XIII torpedo into the bomb bay of a TBM Avenger aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) while steaming south of Hawaii, 12 Sep 1943. Note the hand operated winches lifting the torpedo.LtCdr Edward Steichen with his camera on an island catwalk above the flight deck of the USS Lexington (Essex-class), Nov 1943, probably off Hawaii. Note F6F Hellcats on the flight deck.
TBF-1 Avengers returning to USS Lexington (Essex-class) during the Gilberts campaign, Nov 1943.USS Lexington (Essex-class) steaming in the Pacific en route strikes against Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Nov 1943
TBF-1 Avengers returning to USS Lexington (Essex-class) during the Gilberts campaign, Nov 1943.USS Lexington (Essex-class) steaming in the Pacific en route strikes against Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Nov 1943
View from the forward fire control tower of USS Iowa, looking aft, off the east coast of the United States, 1943; note USS Lexington in backgroundSBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943
View from the forward fire control tower of USS Iowa, looking aft, off the east coast of the United States, 1943; note USS Lexington in backgroundSBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943
AMM1c Brannam of VF-16 working on the Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine of a Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) during a lull between strikes on Milli and Kwajalein, early Dec 1943.Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard dry docks, 12 Dec 1943. Note USS Lexington (Essex-class) in the new Drydock No. 4 at the top of the photo.
AMM1c Brannam of VF-16 working on the Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine of a Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) during a lull between strikes on Milli and Kwajalein, early Dec 1943.Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard dry docks, 12 Dec 1943. Note USS Lexington (Essex-class) in the new Drydock No. 4 at the top of the photo.
F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) while two others wait along with an SBD Dauntless, 1943-44.Ordinancemen working to load a Mark 10 aerial mine into the bomb bay of a TBF-1C of Torpedo Squadron VT-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 29 Mar 1944 off the Palau Islands.
F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) while two others wait along with an SBD Dauntless, 1943-44.Ordinancemen working to load a Mark 10 aerial mine into the bomb bay of a TBF-1C of Torpedo Squadron VT-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 29 Mar 1944 off the Palau Islands.
Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944Burial at sea services aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) following action around Palau, 2 Apr 1944.
Elements of Task Force 58 of the US Navy 5th Fleet at anchor, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, probably Apr 1944Burial at sea services aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) following action around Palau, 2 Apr 1944.
F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.USS Enterprise steaming in company with USS Lexington (Essex-class) off the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944.
F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.USS Enterprise steaming in company with USS Lexington (Essex-class) off the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944.
Photo from an SBD Dauntless moments after taking off from the USS Lexington (Essex-class) for strikes against Saipan in the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944
Photo from an SBD Dauntless moments after taking off from the USS Lexington (Essex-class) for strikes against Saipan in the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944
Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944The island of the Lexington (Essex-class) with Capt Ernest Litch speaking with Cdr JM Lane on the upper level and VAdm Marc Mitscher speaking with VAdm John McCain on the Flag Bridge, 22 Aug 1944.
Looking aft from the signal bridge of USS Lexington (Essex-class) with 40mm Bofors mount and two 5-inch/38 mounts as F6F Hellcat approaches for a landing, Jun 1944The island of the Lexington (Essex-class) with Capt Ernest Litch speaking with Cdr JM Lane on the upper level and VAdm Marc Mitscher speaking with VAdm John McCain on the Flag Bridge, 22 Aug 1944.

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