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    USS Wolverine - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers

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    • Suzy Wojtkowiak

      USS Wolverine (IX 64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers (freshwater aircraft carrier)

    • Brian Lane Herder

      USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers used for aircrew training on the Great Lakes from 1943 to 1945.

    • Bradley Kotch

      USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers

    • Patrick Cooper

      The U.S. Navy acquired to large paddlewheel excursion steamers and converted them to the training aircraft carriers USS Wolverine and Sable in WW2. Largely unheard of outside of naval aviation, these two ships performed yeoman's service by training the hundreds of new pilots in the most critical task of their job; landing on an actual flight deck while a ship is underway, in all kinds of weather. Sable & Wolverine trained 17,820 pilots in 116,000 carrier landings - Wow that is cool

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