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USS Wolverine IX-64 1943 - Freshwater carrier - Lake Michigan USS Wolverine (IX-64) was a freshwater aircraft carrier of the United States Navy during World War II. The Navy converted her from a paddlewheeler coal-burning steamer in order to use her for advanced training for naval aviators in carrier take-offs and landings.

Bikini Atoll - The USS Saratoga. One of the few diveable aircraft carriers in the world.

04 Oct 43: US aircraft carrier USS RANGER launches twenty SBD Dauntless dive bombers and an escort of eight Wildcats, attacking two German convoys at Bodo, Norway, sinking 5, in the war's only US carrier action above the Arctic Circle. The German press had reported the Ranger sunk by a u-boat back in April and its commander had been personally decorated by Hitler himself. Oops. More: #WWII

USS Archer-Fish (SS-311). The USS Archer-Fish is best known for sinking the Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shinano in November 1944 — the largest warship ever sunk by a Submarine.

USS Ranger (CV-61) departing from San Diego - Dad's Aircraft Carrier when he was in the Navy.

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World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign

Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in late May 1942, being readied for the Battle of Midway.