Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                      Chapter 11.   "The Aircraft Carrier"

                          
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          Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"  

Chapter  5  "Radio School"     

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"  

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"     

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"                                 Current Page, see photos above

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                                

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"  

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"  

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"  

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
          Small boats approach Yorktown (CV-5) at anchor; boarding ladders lead to the hangar deck level.
                        (In this pre-war photo, the carrier displays its planes on the flight deck.).    

               Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 88
                                              Source of Photo:   Jim Sinnott Collection    
With their wings folded, Douglas TBD "Devastator" torpedo bombers are on the stern of Yorktown's (CV-5)
flight deck in this 1940 photo.  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 88
                  Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center, # NH 95314
Aircraft carrier Lexington (CV-2), passing through the Panama Canal, prior to World War II.  The bridge and radio room
are located inside the "island"--the tall structure on the flight deck's starboard side.   
       
                  Above photo illustrates
Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 88
                                              Source of Photo:  Jim Sinnott Collection
                        Hat tip:  Fabio Pena and
NavSource.org, for identification of the ship
The carrier Yorktown (CV-5), commissioned into the U.S. Navy in 1937, was in service with the
Atlantic Fleet at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Above document illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 87
                        Source of Document:  Jim Sinnott Collection
         
The dress uniform was a distinguishing feature for Marines aboard the carrier Yorktown (CV-5) during
World War II.  (Pictured above is U.S. Marine Bob Campbell, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1943.)

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 90
                    Source of Photo:  N.A. Brown Collection
The Grumman F4F-3 fighter plane, shown here on the carrier Saratoga's (CV-3) flight deck elevator in
1941, was in service on all US Navy aircraft carriers at the beginning of World War II.
  (Later versions of this aircraft were the F4F-4 "Wildcat,” F6F “Hellcat,” and F4U “Corsair.”)

     Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 92
                           Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center, # NH 97485
            
This Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" dive bomber shows the pre-May 15, 1942, aircraft
marking.  (The red disc was replaced by a white star for the rest of World War II
because of its similarity to the "rising sun" marking on Japanese aircraft.)  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 95
                    Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center
The Douglas TBD "Devastator" was the US Navy's version of the torpedo bomber on aircraft carriers
during the first six months of America’s entry into World War II.  

       (Above TBD-1 is dropping a Mark XIII torpedo during training exercises, Oct. 20, 1941)

     Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 11 ("The Aircraft Carrier"), page 95
                              Source of Photo:  National Archives, # 80-G-19231-A
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