Illustrious HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.
Navy aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga underway at Norfolk, Virgina (USA) on 30 May shortly after delivery to the Navy by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. She is wearing camouflage Measure Design Date May
USS Wolverine was a freshwater aircraft carrier of the United States Navy during World War II. She had been converted from a paddlewheeler coal-burning steamer to be used for advanced training for naval aviators in carrier take-offs and landings.
On January aircraft from USS Saratoga (CV made a simulated surprise attack on the Panama Canal during fleet exercises, demonstrating that aircraft carriers could extend the reach of the fleet beyond attacking other fleets.