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USS Chenango (ACV-28), ex. Esso New Orleans (1) - Part 1
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), being loaded with P-40s of the 33rd FG at the Norfolk Naval Station on 21 October 1942.
( NARA photo )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), loaded with P-40s of the 33rd FG at the Norfolk Naval Station, 2122 October 1942.
( NARA photo )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), en route to North Africa in the Operation Torch convoy, November 1942,
loaded with P-40s of the 33rd FG.
( NARA photo )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), pulling into Casablanca Harbor, Morocco, after launching the P-40s
of the 33rd FG on November 10th and 11th, 1942.
( NARA photo )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), at anchor in early 1943, shortly after being deployed to the Pacific for the
invasion of the Gilbert Islands. Note the pair of twin 40-mm tub-mounted guns right at the stern and, further forward and below the
overhanging flight deck, one of the two 5"/51s.
( NARA photo )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), operating in the Pacific, circa 1944. She is painted in what may be
Camouflage Measure 33, Design 10A.
( Photo Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham, USN (Retired) )
USS "Chenango (ACV-28)", ex. "Esso New Orleans (1), crossed the Equator at 0800, 7 August 1943.
( Photo thanks to Brian Bartlett )