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Some Army fighters were lifted aboard a carrier, ferried to combat locations, and were flown off to a land base. Here are some links to more detailed information:

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/heroes/durwoodwilliams/333rdhistory.shtml

http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/061.htm (see photo partway down the page)

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675047538_P-47-Thunderbolt-fighters_Major-John-Hussey_P-47-catapulted-from-carrier_Navy-personnel

Also, Army aircraft were often ferried on escort carriers, packing the deck, and lifted off at their destination in the combat theater.

Cheers,
Jim

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