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May 1934, the USS Constitution completes a 3-year, 90 port city tour along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts. After her journey, she returned to Boston, Mass. where she remains today as part of the Boston National Historical Parks.

USS Constitution, (1797-____) arriving at San Francisco, California, during her tour of ninety United States Ports, 1933. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 70818.

USS Constitution, (1797-____) arriving at San Francisco, California, during her tour of ninety United States Ports, 1933. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 70818.

USS Constitution, (1797-____) in Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal. Photographed during her 1931-34 cruise. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of USS Constitution during her 1931-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55938

USS Constitution, (1797-____) in Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal. Photographed during her 1931-34 cruise. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of USS Constitution during her 1931-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55938

USS Constitution, (1797-____) being greeted by Curtiss OC Observation Aircraft. Photographed during her 1931-34 cruise. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of Constitution during her 1933-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55934.

USS Constitution, (1797-____) being greeted by Curtiss OC Observation Aircraft. Photographed during her 1931-34 cruise. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of Constitution during her 1933-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55934.

USS Constitution, (1797-____), in the Chagres River approaching the first lock at the Panama Canal. USS Grebe (AM 43) is astern. Photographed during her 1931-34. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of USS Constitution during her 1931-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55937.

USS Constitution, (1797-____), in the Chagres River approaching the first lock at the Panama Canal. USS Grebe (AM 43) is astern. Photographed during her 1931-34. Courtesy of Commander Louis J. Gulliver, USN, (Retired), July 1940. He was in command of USS Constitution during her 1931-34 cruise. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 55937.

In 1944, USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) was commissioned during WWII‬ and served in several campaigns in the Pacific earning five battle stars.

USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14), circa the late 1960's or early 1970's. Photo # NH 97488-KN

USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14), circa the late 1960’s or early 1970’s.
Photo # NH 97488-KN

Four U.S. Navy Grumman S-2E Trackers from Anti-Submarine Squadron VS-21 Lightning Bolts and VS-29 Tromboners fly over the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14) as she arrives at San Diego, Calif., following her conversion to an anti-submarine warfare carrier. VS-21 and VS-29 were assigned to Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 53 (CVSG-53) aboard the Ticonderoga in 1970. Date: June 26, 1970  Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.488.039.063

Four U.S. Navy Grumman S-2E Trackers from Anti-Submarine Squadron VS-21 Lightning Bolts and VS-29 Tromboners fly over the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14) as she arrives at San Diego, Calif., following her conversion to an anti-submarine warfare carrier. VS-21 and VS-29 were assigned to Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 53 (CVSG-53) aboard the Ticonderoga in 1970.
Date: June 26, 1970
Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.488.039.063

Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) prepare to take off for strikes against targets in Manila Bay. The two leading planes are F6F-5N night fighters, with wing-mounted radar. Photograph is dated Jan. 9, 1945, but may have been taken during the 5-6 November 1944 attacks. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.  Catalog #: 80-G-305244

Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) prepare to take off for strikes against targets in Manila Bay. The two leading planes are F6F-5N night fighters, with wing-mounted radar. Photograph is dated Jan. 9, 1945, but may have been taken during the 5-6 November 1944 attacks. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-305244

USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) afire after she was hit by a Kamikaze attack off Formosa, Jan. 21, 1945. Photographed from USS Miami (CL 89). A Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane is on the cruiser's starboard catapult, in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.  Catalog #: 80-G-273151

USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) afire after she was hit by a Kamikaze attack off Formosa, Jan. 21, 1945. Photographed from USS Miami (CL 89). A Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane is on the cruiser’s starboard catapult, in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-273151

May 8, 2015: More than 50 vintage ‪#WWII‬ aircraft flying over our nations Capital as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe. ‪#‎VEDay70‬

Vintage military aircraft Vought F4U ‘Corsair’ flies over the Washington Navy Yard, on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

Vintage military aircraft Vought F4U ‘Corsair’ flies over the Washington Navy Yard, on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

(May 8, 2015) – A formation of North American B-25 ‘Mitchell’ aircraft fly’s over Arlington, VA. while participating in the  70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event and the B-25 ‘Mitchell’ was the aircraft used in “Doolittle’s Raid Over Tokyo” on April, 18, 1942.

(May 8, 2015) – A formation of North American B-25 ‘Mitchell’ aircraft fly’s over Arlington, VA. while participating in the
70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event and the B-25 ‘Mitchell’ was the aircraft used in “Doolittle’s Raid Over Tokyo” on April, 18, 1942.

Vintage military aircraft flies over the Mall in Washington, on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

Vintage military aircraft flies over the Mall in Washington, on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

Vintage military aircraft fly over the Washington Navy Yard and display ship Barry (DD 933), on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

Vintage military aircraft fly over the Washington Navy Yard and display ship Barry (DD 933), on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy to honor World War II veterans.

A Consolidated PBY ‘Catalina’ aircraft fly’s over the Washington Navy Yard as part of the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe.

A Consolidated PBY ‘Catalina’ aircraft fly’s over the Washington Navy Yard as part of the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe.

(May 8, 2015) – Two Vought F4U ‘Corsiar’ aircraft fly in formation over Arlington, VA. while participating in the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event.

(May 8, 2015) – Two Vought F4U ‘Corsiar’ aircraft fly in formation over Arlington, VA. while participating in the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event.

(May 8, 2015) – A Grumman TBM ‘Avenger’, Vought F4U ‘Corsair’, North American P-51 ‘Mustang’, and Curtiss P-40 ‘Warhawk’ fly in formation while participating in the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event.

(May 8, 2015) – A Grumman TBM ‘Avenger’, Vought F4U ‘Corsair’, North American P-51 ‘Mustang’, and Curtiss P-40 ‘Warhawk’ fly in formation while participating in the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Flyover of Washington D.C. Fifty-six aircraft from various organizations shared in the event.

And finally, Douglas TBD-1 torpedo planes from USS Enterprise (CV 6) In flight, circa 1939. Plane closest to the camera is # 0318. Note how stripes painted on wings assist pilots in maintaining three-plane V formation. Collection of Vice Adm. George C. Dyer, USN (Retired). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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