Rogue Leader Posted September 8, 2009 Report Share Posted September 8, 2009 I went to San Diego with my brother who served in the Navy. He served on the aircraft carrier Midway 1988 to 1991. The Midway is now a floating museum in San Diego. It was commissioned in September 1945 and didn't see battle in WWII. They did have an Avenger, a Dauntless and a SJN on board besides the jets that served on the ship. The staff includes men who served on the carrier and other carriers. While I was there, one of the staff was a veteran of the Bunker Hill. He flew a Corsair. For those who don't know or forgot, the Bunker Hill suffered the greatest loss of life to kamikazes. Almost 700 of the 2400 aboard where killed, injured or lost at sea. If you're in the area, it's worth the visit. These veterans who really used our "toys" won't be around much longer. The Midway was the lead ship of the class after the Essex. Who has visited the Essex survivors ? Yorktown in Charleston Intrepid in NY Hornet in Bay Area (Alameda) Lexington in Corpus Christi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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