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Description A U.S. Navy Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat fighter piloted by Ens. Lyman Fulton of fighting squadron VF-10 Grim Reapers prepares for launch from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) before the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, on 24 October 1942. Note the small bright number "17" on the engine cowling (17th plane of VF-10). John B. Lundstrom in The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign, page 340, identifies this plane as BuNo 5229.
Date 24 October 1942
Source US Government ( Although from a commercial site, the site lists the source as "US Navy Archives" which means the image is from the US government. Original works of the US Government are public domain documents.
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