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NavSource Online: Escort Carrier Photo Archive


Contributed by Adam Lewis

USS GILBERT ISLANDS   (CVE-107)
(later AKV-39; renamed Annapolis (AGMR-1))

Photo Collection of FT1 Mike Mitchell

via Adam Lewis


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How the GI's island appeared in 1953.

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A Corsair being brought up for launch on the forward elevator.

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The plane guard HUP helicopter (Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever, BuNo 128494, modex UR45, HU-2 "Fleet Angels") taking off.

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A Corsair (from a NAS New York Reserve Unit) starting its takeoff roll.

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A (NAS New York Reserve Unit) Corsair taking off.

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A Corsair making its landing approach.

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A Corsair catching the arresting wire.

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Corsairs (from a NAS New York Reserve Unit) being spotted on the forward flight deck.

Photo Collection of LT Robert Graves

via his daughter, Marilynn Wright, and
Adam Lewis

LT Robert G. Graves worked in the ship's Combat Information Center (CIC) as the Night Fighter Director during the last months of World War II. These are seldom seen CIC pictures.


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