Production. Parachute making. Every stitch on this basting machine means as much to Eva Matties as the parachutes she is sewing may mean to her fiance in the Army. Miss Matties also has two brothers in the service, one stationed at an air base, the other in an aircraft carrier somewhere in the Pacific. Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester, Connecticut
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.