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#4465435 - 03/13/19 11:36 PM USS Wasp (CV-7) Found  
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“Together, let us take up the challenge to reawaken America's religious and moral heart, recognizing that a deep and abiding faith in God is the rock upon which this great Nation was founded.” - Ronald Reagan, May 4, 1982
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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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“Together, let us take up the challenge to reawaken America's religious and moral heart, recognizing that a deep and abiding faith in God is the rock upon which this great Nation was founded.” - Ronald Reagan, May 4, 1982
#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.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4465591 - 03/14/19 08:53 PM Re: USS Wasp (CV-7) Found [Re: F4UDash4]  
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!!USA!!
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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