Corsairs and Avengers on HMS Illustrious

Corsairs and Avengers on HMS Illustrious
A mixed group of Grumman Avengers and Chance Vought Corsairs on the deck of HMS Illustrious (tentatively identified by the squadron markings on the Corsair to the left, which most resemble those of No.1833 Squadron).
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 July 2010), Corsairs and Avengers on HMS Illustrious, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_illustrious_corsair_avenger.html

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