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[Japanese torpedo bomber aircraft flying toward the USS Essex]
Photograph of a Japanese torpedo bomber aircraft flying toward the USS Essex (CV-9), October 14, 1944. The USS Massachusetts (BB-59) is visible in the background. Caption: "Oct. 14, 1944 -- 60-70 miles east of Formosa. Dusk. Essex under attack by Jap…

[Vought F4U Corsair aircraft on USS Essex]
Photograph of a Vought F4U Corsair aircraft of VMF-124, U.S. Marine Corps, on the USS Essex (CV-9), January 1945.Caption: "Corsair (F4U) of Marine fighter squadron 124 -- Jan. 1945."

[Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft on USS Essex]
Photograph of a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft (tail number 71) on the USS Essex (CV-9), circa 1944-1945.

[Japanese kamikaze aircraft hit by antiaircraft fire]
Photograph of a Japanese kamikaze aircraft hit by antiaircraft fire from the USS Essex (CV-9), 1945. Caption: "Kamakazi [sic] hit by AA fire above Essex. Okinawa campaign, 1945."

[Landing signal officer waving off Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft]
Photograph of a landing signal officer waving off a Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft, USS Essex (CV-9), 1944. Caption: "Hellcat taking 'wave off'. Essex, 1944."

[Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft about to take off from USS Essex]
Photograph of a Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft about to take off from the USS Essex (CV-9), September 13, 1945. The caption notes that this was the last aircraft launch from the Essex during World War II.Caption: "Last launch of Essex planes in WW-2.…

[Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft on USS Essex]
Photograph of a Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft (fuselage designation 110) of Air Group 83, U.S. Navy, on the USS Essex (CV-9), 1945. Caption: "Hellcat (F6F) of AG-83, 1945."

[Japanese aircraft attacking USS Cabot]
Photograph of a Japanese aircraft attacking the USS Cabot (CVL-28), circa 1945. The image was taken from the USS Essex (CV-9). Aircraft on the Essex's deck are visible in the foreground.Caption: "Near miss by Jap bomb astern of U.S.S. Cabot (CVL-28)…

[General Motors TBM Avenger aircraft in flight off Vietnamese coast]
Photograph of a General Motors TBM Avenger aircraft (tail number 128) of Air Group 4, U.S. Navy, in flight off the Vietnamese coast, January 12, 1945. Caption: "Avenger torpedo bomber of Air Group 4 off coast of French Indo China (Viet Nam) / Jan.…

[Vought F4U Corsair aircraft in flight above an aircraft carrier]
Photograph of a Vought F4U Corsair aircraft in flight above an aircraft carrier, 1945.Caption: "Corsair (F4U) and Essex-class carrier -- W. Pacific, spring 1945."
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