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Description A Grumman F9F-6 Cougar fighter of fighter squadron VF-24 Corsairs after having just landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVA-9) in the summer of 1955. Essex was on a regular deployment to the Western Pacific with Carrier Air Group Two (CVG-2) from 3 Nov 1954 to 21 Jun 1955. In 1960 VF-24 would be redesignated VF-211 Fighting Checkmates. Date 1955 Source www.ussessexcv9.org [1] Author USN sailor or employee https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F9F-6_VF-24_CVA-9_1955.JPG

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current14:00, August 7, 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:00, August 7, 2016603 × 417 (76 KB)Chiltern Hills1 (wall | contribs) Description A Grumman F9F-6 Cougar fighter of fighter squadron VF-24 Corsairs after having just landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVA-9) in the summer of 1955. Essex was on a regular deployment to the Western Pacific with Carrier Air Grou...

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