TBF "Avenger" of Squadron VT15 and SB2C "Helldiver" of Squadron VB15, based in the carrier USS Essex (CV-9) dropped their loads against the Japanese home islands at Hakodate, city and port located in Oshima, Hokkaido. 16 July 1945.
80-G-270738: USS Essex (CV 9) about to be hit by a Japanese “Judy” aircraft during kamikaze attacks off Luzon, 25 November 1944. This plane, afire from anti-aircraft gun hits, struck near the carrier’s forward elevator. Note “Cleveland” class light cruiser in the left distance. Photographed from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14). (Also at NHHC.)
Grumman TBM Avenger A TBM-3 Avenger from Torpedo Squadron Eighty-Two (VT-82), flying from USS Bennington (CV-20), in flight in the South Pacific area. The aircraft was damaged when the plane flying above it in formation was hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell on top of it. (U.S. Navy photo)