1940 - 1st landplanes to be ferried across the Atlantic by air, are seven Lockheed Hudsons, flown from Gander in Newfoundland, Canada to Aldergrove in Northern Ireland by aircrew of the Atlantic Ferry Organisation (ATFERO). Militarised version of Lockheed Vega. Light bomber, Coastal Command Patrol Aircraft, Search & Rescue aircraft when fitted with dropable whaler; & sometime torpedo & anti shipping/submarine aircraft.
Six U.S. Navy Grumman TBM-3E Avenger anti-submarine aircraft of Composite Squadron VC-22 Checkmates flying over the Mediterranean Sea. This squadron was Attack Squadron VA-2E until 4 August 1948. Below are the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) and the Gearing-class destroyer USS Bordelon (DD-881).