Here, deckhands are loading a torpedo on a T4M-1 aboard Saratoga (CV-3) in May 1929.
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This is a 1,000-lb bomb being slung under a Marines Corps BG-1 dive bomber in February 1937.
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Being part mountain goat didn't hurt at times, particularly when the job was loading ammunition in the folded wings of a Grumman FM-1 Wildcat aboard Mission Bay (CVE-59) in January 1944.
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But it wasn't all rough duty. Sometimes it was bombing up a Martin PM-1 seaplane at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in October 1933...
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