On This Day…October 14th
The photo below is of the USS Langley (CVL27) taken just off Taiwan on October 14th, 1944. The flight deck crew are seen taking cover from a Japanese aircraft (dead centre of the photo).
The Langley served in the French Navy as ‘La Fayette’ after the war as part of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program in 1951.
Also taken on October 14th, was the photo below of WAVES personnel undergoing training in the Low Pressure Chamber at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.
On October 14th, 1944, a 101 Squadron Lancaster drops a ‘cookie’ bomb and incendiary bombs over Duisburg, Germany during Operation Hurricane.