“A side view of a section of the carrier Yorktown (CV-10) that shows the hangar deck (with hangar deck catapult) and flight deck, an F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron (VF) 1 visible on the latter with its engine running.“ 1943.
(National Museum of Naval Aviation:
So I made a playlist for the wonderful fic ‘Flyboys’ by @gefionne featuring time appropriate music! It is both on 8tracks and Playmoss for those who cannot use or prefer not to use 8tracks for some reason or another. Hope you enjoy!
Arab Legionnaires guard the landing ground at H4 pumping station on the Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline in Transjordan, as Gloster Gladiators of No. 94 Squadron RAF Detachment refuel during their journey from Ismailia, Egypt, to reinforce the besieged garrison at Habbaniyah, Iraq. On arrival at Habbaniyah these aircraft formed No. 1 Flight of ‘A’ Squadron for operations against the Iraqi rebels.
Sea Harrier XZ 499 of No 800 Naval Air Squadron takes off from the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes for Combat Air Patrol. The two aircraft on either side are GR 3 Harriers of No 1 (F) Squadron RAF. HMS Hermes was the Flagship of the British Task Force.