What aircraft were used on the aircraft carrier Essex?

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What are the uses of the aircraft carrier today?

WWII-Naval battles (Fleet actions); troop support; strategic strikes Vietnam War-Strategic strikes against North Vietnam & close air strikes for ground troops Today-Strikes ag

What is the first us aircraft carrier?

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What materials are used to make an aircraft carrier?

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What is the chain of command on a us aircraft carrier?

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How many aircraft carriers does the US have?

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What is the US aircraft carrier in the works?

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