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World War II: USS Langley (CVL-27)

USS Langley was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier named for the US Navy's first carrier which saw service across the Pacific during World War II.

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that took part in the latter stages of World War II and served during the Vietnam War.

Tokyo Express: USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

USS Shangri-La was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that took part in the latter stages of World War II and served during the Vietnam War.

Carrier USS Hornet launching B-25s of the Doolittle raiders, 18 Apr 1942. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Hornet launching Doolittle raiders, 18 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 10

[Photo] Hornet launching Doolittle raiders, 18 Apr photo 1 of 10

USS Franklin (CV-13)

Big Ben: USS Franklin (CV-13)

Veterans of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Franklin are scheduled to hold their final reunion in South Carolina.

World War II: USS Monterey (CVL-26): USS Monterey (CVL-26)

World War II: USS Monterey (CVL-26)

USS Monterey was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier that saw extensive service in the Pacific during World War II and later served as a training carrier.

World War II: USS Lexington (CV-2): USS Lexington (CV-2), February 1933

USS Lexington was a US Navy aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May

Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944 --  Loss of USS Princeton (CVL-23), 24 October 1944        At daybreak on 24 October 1944, as Japanese Navy forces were approaching the Philippines from the north and west, Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman's Task Group 38.3 was operating about more than a hundred miles east of central Luzon. With other elements of Admiral William F. Halsey's Third Fleet, TG38.3 had spent the last several days pounding enemy targets ashore in support of the Leyte invasion…

USS Princeton burning, but still underway, about twenty minutes after she was hit by a Japanese air attack, 24 October Photographed from USS South Dakota

14 in battleship USS California is raised at Pearl Harbor in 1942 - she was so…

14 in battleship USS California is raised at Pearl Harbor in 1942 - she was so badly damaged by the Japanese attack in December 1941 that she did not re-enter service until September 1944 after almost total reconstruction: other pictures on this Board.

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