Mess Management SPECIALIST 2nd Class (MS2) George"Pops"Paintin empties a container of blueberry mix while making cobbler in the bakery aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) in the Gulf of Mexico
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Lexington (AVT 16)
Scene Camera Operator: Jim Bryant
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.