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#4465435 - 03/13/19 11:36 PM USS Wasp (CV-7) Found  
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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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#4465476 - 03/14/19 07:37 AM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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In a world trying to belittle who "we" are and where "we" come from that letter written by Lt. Cmdr. John Shea is really worth reading.

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Originally Posted by Hentzau
In a world trying to belittle who "we" are and where "we" come from that letter written by Lt. Cmdr. John Shea is really worth reading.



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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4465522 - 03/14/19 02:21 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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If my memory serves me correctly, I believe three US fleet carriers were lost during the war. Hornet, Wasp and Yorktown.

I know a few light and escort carriers were lost as well.

Edit: I forgot about Lexington. So 4 fleet carriers were lost.

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#4465535 - 03/14/19 03:24 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4465538 - 03/14/19 03:57 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK


Right, this list also includes escort and light carriers.


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#4465591 - 03/14/19 08:53 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Thank you for sharing.

#4465691 - 03/15/19 04:17 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Hentzau
In a world trying to belittle who "we" are and where "we" come from that letter written by Lt. Cmdr. John Shea is really worth reading.



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I think some dust got in my eye there while reading the letter.

#4465742 - 03/15/19 09:57 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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what wonderful courage and dedication the people of that era had.


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#4466065 - 03/18/19 02:13 AM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Thanks for posting that link F4U.

As the dad of two young children, I found John Shea's letter to his son tremendously affecting.
On par with the Sullivan Ballou's letter to his wife eighty years earlier.



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