USS Hornet CV-8, the seventh ship to carry the name Hornet, was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she launched the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and participated in the Battle of Midway and the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid. In the Solomon Islands campaign she was involved in the Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands where she was irreparably damaged and sunk

USS Hornet CV-8, the seventh ship to carry the name Hornet, was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she launched the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and participated in the Battle of Midway and the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid. In the Solomon Islands campaign she was involved in the Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands where she was irreparably damaged and sunk

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USS Hornet, deck full of B-25s, headed for "30 Seconds Over Tokyo".
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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.

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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USS Hornet and a B-25 launching to Japan fir Jimmy Doolittles raid

USS Hornet and a B-25 launching to Japan fir Jimmy Doolittles raid

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USS Saratoga (CV-3); USS Enterprise (CV-6); USS Hornet (CV-12) and USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) docked at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Mid-September, 1945

USS Saratoga (CV-3); USS Enterprise (CV-6); USS Hornet (CV-12) and USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) docked at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Mid-September, 1945

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USS Hornet Sunk by Japanese Torpedoes   |  On 13 January 1943 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, was struck by two torpedoes during a ten hour battle. Footage shows the battle and shows survivors being halled to safety from the sinking ship. USS Hornet became the last U.S. fleet carrier to be sunk by the enemy during World War II

USS Hornet Sunk by Japanese Torpedoes | On 13 January 1943 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, was struck by two torpedoes during a ten hour battle. Footage shows the battle and shows survivors being halled to safety from the sinking ship. USS Hornet became the last U.S. fleet carrier to be sunk by the enemy during World War II

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World War II: USS Hornet (CV-8): USS Hornet during the 1942 Doolittle Raid
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USS Hornet CV-8 - Yorktown class Aircraft Carrier (USA)
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World War II: USS Hornet (CV-8): USS Hornet (CV-8) launching the Doolittle Raid, April 1942

World War II: USS Hornet (CV-8): USS Hornet (CV-8) launching the Doolittle Raid, April 1942

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