I ran across something curious in the DANFS entry on Wasp. Her air group originally comprised two scouting and two fighter squadrons. By the time she went into action in the Pacific, August 1942 at Guadalcanal, this had been changed to a conventional organization including a squadron of Avenger torpedo bombers. I had thought this happened around the time she transferred from the Atlantic to the Pacific Fleet, but DANFS includes this comment from when she was in Britain preparing to ferry Spitfires to Malta: "Having landed her torpedo planes and dive bombers, Wasp loaded 47 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. V fighter planes at the King George V Dock, Glasgow, on 13 April " i.e. that her complement already included torpedo bombers. Then when Wasp was transferring to the Pacific we see: "Arriving at San Diego on 19 June 1942, Wasp embarked the remainder of her complement of aircraft, Grumman TBF-1s and Douglas SBD-3s. 10 of the former and 12 of the latter conducting their carrier qualification on 22 and 23 June, respectively, the latter replacing the old Vindicators." (my underlining) That is, the TBFs were not considered replacements for Vindicators; does that mean there was already a torpedo squadron in the air group? 10 and 12 are less than the normal complement of a squadron; does that mean there were already some TBFs or SBDs on board, or was Wasp simply understrength at this point? The article also has Wasp launching 13 TBFs on August 7 at Guadalcanal, 12 armed with bombs and one (carrying extra fuel) for the group commander. Does anyone have more detail on when Wasp's air group was brought up to standard? Thanks.