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Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat on USS Long Island (CVE-1)
Here we see a Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat from VGS-1 on the catapult of USS Long Island (CVE-1) on 17 June 1942. The Long Island had arrived at her new base on the US West Coast two weeks and joined Task Force One, which was given the task of protecting the US West Coast against any possible Japanese raid during the Midway campaign. The Long Island left the Task Force on 17 June, the day this picture was taken.