USS Essex CV-9 / CVA-9 / CVS-9
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Essex CV-9 seen off Hampton Roads, Virginia probably during sea trials.

March 20, 1943: USS Essex CV-9 seen during her shakedown cruise.

May 1943: USS Essex CV-9 underway in the Pacific during World War 2.

November 25, 1944: A Kamikaze crashing the USS Essex CV-9 off the northern Philippines, 15 crewmen were
killed in the attack.
(Photo courtesy of the U. S. Army Museum)

November 25, 1944: The Kamikaze exploding on the USS Essex CV-9.

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