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Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Shown here is a view of the flight deck of the carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at 1500 hrs, 8th May, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea. The ship's air group is spotted aft with F4F-3 Wildcat fighters nearest the camera. SBD Dauntless scout bombers and TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bombers are parked further aft. The smoke rising around the aft elevator from fires burning in the hangar.

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006