National Geographic : 1945 Aug
Take-off for Japan © National Geographic Society Kodachrome, U. S . Navy, Official In the Groove! An Avenger Makes an Approach for a Landing To slow his torpedoplane, the pilot "puts on the brakes" by lowering his flaps and wheels. His tail hook is down, ready to engage one of the arresting wires strung across the deck. When the carrier hears the battle zone, guns will be uncovered and crew will don helmets.