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TBD Devastators on the USS Yorktown 1940

TBD Devastators on the USS Yorktown 1940

Douglas TBD-1 Torpedo Planes, of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) photo NH 95314

Parked on the after flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-5) at Naval Air Station,
North Island, San Diego, California, in June 1940.
Three of these aircraft are painted in an experimental color scheme used during
Fleet Problem XXI. This section of the ship was examined when Yorktown's wreck was
located in May 1940. The after thirty feet (approximately) of the flight deck was missing,
but most other features seen were present, including the ship's name on her stern.

This view is cropped from Photo # 80-G-652042.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.


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