aviation boatswain mate

Aviation Boatswain Mate Handling Airman Ryan Sharland directs a UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (reinforced) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). San Diego, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th MEU, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger/Released)

U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighters of fighter squadron VF-5, Carrier Air Group Five (CVG-5), are readied for a strike against Marcus Island aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) on 31 August 1943. The “00” identifies this aircraft as the Hellcat of the Air Group Commander (CAG) of CVG-5, LtCdr. Jimmy Flatley. The F6F is painted in the new tricolor-scheme (certainly an “in the field” application). An Aviation Boatswain Mate stands ready to remove the chock from the wheels. A non-specular insignia white diagonal stripe on the tail and the green propeller hub identified CVG-5 aboard the Yorktown.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Tyler Lambertson observes flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Kyle McCarthy, from Springville, N.Y., directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jonathan Cole coordinates aircraft pickup on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck during a crash and salvage drill. Carl Vinson is currently preparing for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elton Charles Wheeler/Released)

“U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighters of fighter squadron VF-5, Carrier Air Group Five (CVG-5), are readied for a strike against Marcus Island aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown(CV-10) on 31 August 1943. The “00” identifies this aircraft as the Hellcat of the Air Group Commander (CAG) of CVG-5, LtCdr. Jimmy Flatley. The F6F is painted in the new tricolor-scheme (certainly an “in the field” application). An Aviation Boatswain Mate stands ready to remove the chock from the wheels. A non-specular insignia white diagonal stripe on the tail and the green propeller hub identified CVG-5 aboard the Yorktown.”

(US Navy Photo)