Flight deck crew respot planes aft in readiness for next launch and jets being catapulted aboard USS FDR in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1952, November Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. Flight deck crew re-spots the aircraft aft in readiness for next launch. A lineup of U.S. Navy F2H Banshees wait to be spotted aft. Three-inch gun crew stand during condition watch. Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Leyte in the background. A U.S. Navy HUP helicopter lands aboard USS FDR. A pilot sits in a Banshee aircraft awaiting his turn to be moved in position over a catapult. F2H-2s warm up. F2H Banshees in position on catapults ready for launching. Handling and catapult crew stand in assigned positions between airplanes during jet launchings. The jets being catapulted. A helicopter aboard USS FDR during the launching of the aircraft.
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