“Artwork titled “April Showers- USS Enterprise” by artist Commander Edward T. Grigware showing the flight deck and island of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CV-6) in 1944. In the foreground a “yellow shirt” directs an F6F Hellcat as it taxis forward.”
“Ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Majuro, 25 April 1944, shortly before leaving to attack Truk. USS Enterprise (CV-6) is at right, with four Essex-class carriers beyond her. Battleships at left include USS Iowa (BB-61) and New Jersey (BB-62). There are three other fast battleships and three light carriers (CVL) present, as well as several old battleships, cruisers and auxiliaries.”
F6F Hellcat fighter ready for launch on board USS Lexington (CV-16), during TF 58 airstrikes on the Mariana Islands, 13 June 1944. USS NorthCarolina (BB-55) and two other battleships of TG 58.7 in the background, with a light carrier of TG 58.3 in the distance. Carrier beyond the bow of NorthCarolina might be USS Enterprise (CV-6).