WWII: Eyewitness to the sinking of the Yorktown

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WWII: Eyewitness to the sinking of the Yorktown

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Post by ELB » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm

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Post by joe817 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:54 pm

:patriot: Excellent read! I've never read the first hand account of how the Yorktown was sunk. Thanks for posting.
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Post by 67N20 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 pm

As a volunteer at Lone Star Flight Museum I have had the honor in meeting many WWII veterans.

One day years ago I noticed an elderly gentleman with “Yorktown” on his hat. I went up to him and asked: “first Yorktown or second Yorktown”? (The Navy named several replacement carriers after those that had been sunk early in the war-Hornet, Lexington -the one at Corpus Christi - and Yorktown).
He said he was on the first Yorktown and was at Midway. He was a Marine and his battle Station was one of the 20mm anti aircraft guns.
After the Yorktown he said he participated in several of the amphibious landings in the Pacific.

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