An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) as it banks into a turn. The aircraft, which is based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, is flying in support of the Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED)
Scene Camera Operator: LCDR John R. Leenhouts, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.