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Description A U.S. Navy Grumman TBF-1 Avenger from torpedo squadron VT-10 prepares for launch from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942. The sign visible beyond the plane's landing gear reads "PROCEED WITHOUT HORNET", indicating Enterprise´s strike is not to wait to join up with a strike being launched by the USS Hornet (CV-8). The sign to the left reads "JAP 'CV' SPEED 25 AT 0830".
Date 26 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. Also U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.488.005.001
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