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USS Randolph in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States during her shakedown period, 12 Nov 1944. Note camouflage Measure 32 Design 17a. Photographed from escort carrier USS Charger.TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 87 aboard carrier Randolph during Randolph’s shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Nov-Dec 1944.
USS Randolph in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States during her shakedown period, 12 Nov 1944. Note camouflage Measure 32 Design 17a. Photographed from escort carrier USS Charger.TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 87 aboard carrier Randolph during Randolph’s shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Nov-Dec 1944.
A F6F-5 Hellcat fighter on the port catapult of USS Randolph, Mar 1945; note Geometric Symbol (G-symbol) on tail.Photo of Essex-class carrier USS Randolph taken from the back seat of an SB2C Helldiver that had just launched, Feb or Mar 1945, Pacific
A F6F-5 Hellcat fighter on the port catapult of USS Randolph, Mar 1945; note Geometric Symbol (G-symbol) on tail.Photo of Essex-class carrier USS Randolph taken from the back seat of an SB2C Helldiver that had just launched, Feb or Mar 1945, Pacific
Crews apply water to smoldering fires on the hangar deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.USS Randolph with heavy damage to the hangar deck and flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashing into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
Crews apply water to smoldering fires on the hangar deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.USS Randolph with heavy damage to the hangar deck and flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashing into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
An underside view of the USS Randolph flight deck 12 Mar 1945, the day after a Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (Frances) special attack aircraft crashed into Randolph’s stern as she rode at anchor in the Ulithi lagoon.USS Randolph Captain Felix Baker (pointing) showing Admiral Raymond Spruance damage to the flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
An underside view of the USS Randolph flight deck 12 Mar 1945, the day after a Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (Frances) special attack aircraft crashed into Randolph’s stern as she rode at anchor in the Ulithi lagoon.USS Randolph Captain Felix Baker (pointing) showing Admiral Raymond Spruance damage to the flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
What is left of an SB2C Helldiver on the heavily damaged flight deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.13 Mar 1945 photo of the Essex-class carrier USS Randolph with damage to her flight deck as the result of a Japanese Yokosuka P1Y Ginga
What is left of an SB2C Helldiver on the heavily damaged flight deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.13 Mar 1945 photo of the Essex-class carrier USS Randolph with damage to her flight deck as the result of a Japanese Yokosuka P1Y Ginga
Mitscher and Commodore Arleigh A. Burke aboard USS Randolph off Okinawa, May 1945Vice Admiral Mitscher and Commodore Burke aboard carrier Randolph off Okinawa, Japan, 1945, photo 1 of 2
Mitscher and Commodore Arleigh A. Burke aboard USS Randolph off Okinawa, May 1945Vice Admiral Mitscher and Commodore Burke aboard carrier Randolph off Okinawa, Japan, 1945, photo 1 of 2
Vice Admiral Mitscher and Commodore Burke aboard carrier Randolph off Okinawa, Japan, 1945, photo 2 of 2The USS Bunker Hill, burning from two special attack aircraft crashing through the flight deck off Okinawa, 11 May 1945. Note cruiser Wilkes-Barre at extreme left and carrier Randolph at right.
Vice Admiral Mitscher and Commodore Burke aboard carrier Randolph off Okinawa, Japan, 1945, photo 2 of 2The USS Bunker Hill, burning from two special attack aircraft crashing through the flight deck off Okinawa, 11 May 1945. Note cruiser Wilkes-Barre at extreme left and carrier Randolph at right.
USS Randolph at anchor, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Jun 1945.Smoke rising from the forward flight deck of the USS Randolph, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, 7 Jun 1945 after a USAAF P-38 Lightning accidentally crashed into a group of parked airplanes.
USS Randolph at anchor, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Jun 1945.Smoke rising from the forward flight deck of the USS Randolph, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, 7 Jun 1945 after a USAAF P-38 Lightning accidentally crashed into a group of parked airplanes.
British Royal Navy T-class destroyer, probably HMS Terpsichore (D48), sailing alongside USS Wasp (Essex-class) of US Navy Task Group 38.3 off Japan Aug 1945; note USS Randolph in backgroundThe US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Carrier seen is almost certainly the USS Randolph.
British Royal Navy T-class destroyer, probably HMS Terpsichore (D48), sailing alongside USS Wasp (Essex-class) of US Navy Task Group 38.3 off Japan Aug 1945; note USS Randolph in backgroundThe US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Carrier seen is almost certainly the USS Randolph.
USS Randolph at anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, fall 1953. Note that the twin 5-inch gun turrets have been removed from the flight deck and also note F9F Cougar jet aircraft forward with wings folded.Sir Winston Churchill receiving honors aboard the USS Randolph at Cannes, France, 26 Oct 1958. This was Churchill’s first visit to a warship since World War II.
USS Randolph at anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, fall 1953. Note that the twin 5-inch gun turrets have been removed from the flight deck and also note F9F Cougar jet aircraft forward with wings folded.Sir Winston Churchill receiving honors aboard the USS Randolph at Cannes, France, 26 Oct 1958. This was Churchill’s first visit to a warship since World War II.
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