Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:53 pm
charliebrown737 wrote:Anyone know if the Hornet was there? My dad was a POW in the PI and the ship that was transporting him to Japan and to Manchuria was attacked and sunk by Hornet pilots
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:06 pm
Mark Allen M wrote:charliebrown737 wrote:Anyone know if the Hornet was there? My dad was a POW in the PI and the ship that was transporting him to Japan and to Manchuria was attacked and sunk by Hornet pilots
Yes the Hornet CV-12 was there in December 1944 then off to the South China Sea through January 1945. Can you elaborate a bit what happened? Would be very interested in hearing about your father. My dad was one the Hornets pilots.
Thanks for posting
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Adam Kline wrote:I really like the Pq-14 picture. I had no idea those where posted so far out from the states.
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fnqvmuch wrote:you need CRAP
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133697406 ... 4733634941
as he might say; happy 4th of july
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:33 am
dleewalk wrote:Ulithi was only kept secret from the US and home folks, George -- certainty not to the Japanese! My Dad was on the USS Randolph (CV-15) riding anchor at Ulithi on March 11th, 1945 and was hit by a Kamikaze attack.
Excerpt from USS Randolpg history:
Riding at anchor at Ulithi 11 March, a kamikaze "Frances," a twin-engine bomber, hit Randolph on the starboard side aft just below the flight deck, killing 25 men and wounding 106. Repaired at Ulithi, Randolph joined the Okinawa Task Forc e 7 April. Combat air patrols were flown daily until 14 April, when strikes were sent against Okinawa, Ie Shima, and Kakeroma Island. The following day, an air support mission of fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes hit Okinawa and a fighter sweep struck an airfield in southern Kyushu. Under daily air attack from 17 April on, Randolph continued to send her aircraft on CAP and support missions throughout the month.
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