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Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV 16) hastily move a disabled Grunman F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen (VF-16) with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land. Landing and re-spotting aircraft on the carriers consisted of re-arming, re-fueling and making them ready for the next mission. 21 November 1943

Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV 16) hastily move a disabled Grunman F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen (VF-16) with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land. Landing and re-spotting aircraft on the carriers consisted of re-arming, re-fueling and making them ready for the next mission. 21 November 1943

Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV 16) hastily move a disabled Grunman F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen (VF-16) with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land. Landing and re-spotting aircraft on the carriers consisted of re-arming, re-fueling and making them ready for the next mission. 21 November 1943

Crewman of the carrier USS Lexington (CV 16) hastily move a disabled Grunman F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft from Fighting Squadron Sixteen (VF-16) with a flat tire down the flight deck to make way for another plane to land. Landing and re-spotting aircraft on the carriers consisted of re-arming, re-fueling and making them ready for the next mission. 21 November 1943

The USS Lexington - Corpus Christi, TX

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Padre Island National Seashore, USS LEXINGTON, Texas State Aquarium. Been here too? Add it to your map!

USNAVAIR F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) while 2 others wait along with an SBD Dauntless 43-44.

USNAVAIR F6F Hellcat of VF-16 launches from the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) while 2 others wait along with an SBD Dauntless 43-44.

Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. Artwork by John Hamilton, depicting Japanese carrier planes attacking USS Lexington (CV 2).

Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. Artwork by John Hamilton, depicting Japanese carrier planes attacking USS Lexington (CV 2).

USS Lexington 28CV-229 firing 203mm guns 1928

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USS Lexington 28CV-229 firing 203mm guns 1928

USS Lexington, CV 2 - sinks on May 8, 1942 following the Battle of the Coral Sea

USS Lexington, CV 2 - sinks on May 8, 1942 following the Battle of the Coral Sea

WWII: CHART ROOM, 1943. Chart room on board the USS Lexington aircraft carrier, as it moves into enemy waters during the strike on Gilbert and Marshall Islands, December 1943.

Wwii: Chart Room, 1943 by Granger

Wwii: Chart Room, 1943 Photograph by Granger

Original (1943) wooden straight deck configuration of Essex class USS Yorktown (CV-10). This photo was taken on 30 Sep 1944 during sea trials during WWII.

Original (1943) wooden straight deck configuration of Essex class USS Yorktown (CV-10). This photo was taken on 30 Sep 1944 during sea trials during WWII.

F6F-3 Hellcat fighter takes off from aircraft carrier USS Lexington during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands operations, 23 November 1943.

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F6F-3 Hellcat fighter takes off from aircraft carrier USS Lexington during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands operations, 23 November 1943.

U.S.S Lexington Museum, Corpus Christie, Texas

U.S.S. Lexington Museum

Imaginations run wild aboard the USS LEXINGTON. The sights, the sounds are so real and so intense you become a part of the story the second you step foot aboard this World War II era aircraft carrier. There's an adventure around every corner as you make your way through the maze of tunnels and ladders. Your seat becomes a cockpit in our Flight Simulator. You get behind the controls at our all-new Virtual Battle Stations. And the three story tall MEGA Theater...well you'll just have to see…