Photo of the battleship Washington from the deck of the aircraft carrier Wasp

battleship Washington

American battleship Washington (BB-56) in Scapa Flow in Scotland on April 4, 1942. The photo was taken from the flight deck of the USS Wasp (CV-7) aircraft carrier during an operation to deliver aircraft from the British Isles to Malta.
On the right is the fighter Grumman F4F Wildcat.
Balloons of anti-air defense hang over the bay.

Washington on November 15, 1942, will destroy the Japanese cruiser “Kirishima”.
“Wasp” aircraft carrier on September 15, 1942 will be flooded by the destroyer of the guarding “Lansdowne” after hitting three torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-19.



Location: Scapa Flow, Scotland
Date: 04 April 1942

In : 1942

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