U.S. Navy warplanes, tightly packed on this aircraft escort’s deck


U.S. Navy warplanes, tightly packed on this aircraft escort’s deck, played a major role in protecting the armada to Africa, units of which may be seen scattered across the horizon. The five planes in the foreground are SBDs Douglas Scout bombers, while one at the tip is an F4F4 Grumman fighter. — Dec. 1942 — Office of War Information