Sunday, 8 December 2002

8 Dec 1942 - Norfolk, Virginia

8 Dec 1942

Alongside no. 3 pier at Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Embarked 23 Martlet IV’s comprising 890 Squadron (8 aircraft), 892 (8 aircraft) and 894 (7 aircraft). Aircraft were hoisted on to the Flight Deck by a dockside crane with no difficulty. 11 were struck down into the hangar, the rest remained on deck to facilitate embarking squadron stores and baggage and a large quantity of aircraft stores for Martlets to be carried as freight.

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