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USS hornet CVS-12, my first ship. My mother helped build it in the early forties, and twenty years later I served aboard her, during the Viet Nam war.

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A row of 20 mm Oerlikon guns aboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Hornet 1945 (CV-12) [2465 2617]

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U.S. Navy pilots from fighter squadron VF-17 rushing to their Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats on the USS Hornet (CV-12), 1945.

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UNITED STATES NAVY VFA-106 "Gladiators" Naval Air Station Oceana Painted as VBF-17's F-6F-5 "Hellcat", USS Hornet (CV-12). 1945 F/A-18C VFA-106 "Gladiators" JP-1096

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lex-for-lexington: ““Japanese shipping under attack off the port of Manila, Luzon, on 21 September 1944. Photographed from a USS Hornet (CV-12) plane. Bow of tanker in lower center appears to have been hit, or narrowly near-missed by a bomb.” (NHHC:...

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Overhead view of an ammo ship replenishing USS Hornet (CV-12), October 1944...feb16

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