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Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV 16) hastily move a disabled Grunman F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen (VF-16) with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land. Landing and re-spotting aircraft on the carriers consisted of re-arming, re-fueling and making them ready for the next mission. 21 November 1943

Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV hastily move a disabled Grunman Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land.

October 1947 one of the G-13s fell off the flat car during transport.

October 1947 one of the fell off the flat car during transport.

Black and White Photography by Wayne Miller

Black and White Photography by Wayne Miller

Navy Hellcat pilots cross the flight deck of the USS Saratoga and head for their planes just before the Japanese on Rabaul were hit a smashing blow. Miller took the images while with the military unit assigned to document the conflict.

"Someone's been doing some shooting. Obliging of them to show us the result." KB Weathered F5F Hellcat belly

"Someone's been doing some shooting. Obliging of them to show us the result." KB Weathered F5F Hellcat belly

A U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter of fighting squadron VF-2 being catapulted from the aircaft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12) via the hangar catapult, 25 February 1944.

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Fire control crews at work on a crashed F6F-5 Hellcat from Fighting Squadron 21 on the deck of USS Belleau Wood, October 6, 1943.

Fire control crews at work on a crashed Hellcat from Fighting Squadron (VF) 21 on the deck of USS Belleau Wood 6 October U.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of bombing squadron VB-12 on the flight deck of the USS Saratoga - October 1943.

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