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Two U.S. Navy Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver dive bombers of Bombing Squadron 83 (VB-83) fly against the backdrop of ships of Task Group 38.3 operating off Okinawa. VB-83 operated from USS Essex (CV-9), pictured in foreground, during the period March-September 1945. Note the geometric identification symbols ("G-symbols") of the aircraft from the Essex. In the background are the battleship USS Washington (BB-56), a long-hull Essex-class carrier and an Independence-class light carrier.

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Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.360
Author U.S. Navy

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