The World War II Photo of the Week
for 27 May 2002
|Hellcats of the Navy ...
Old Glory whips in the breeze above an unidentified aircraft carrier's flight deck loaded with U.S. Navy Hellcat fighter planes being readied for take-off. Dated September 15, 1943, this was the first photo taken of the Grumman Corporation's new carrier-based plane aboard ship. Associated Press photo, from the webmaster's collection.