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USS Franklin (CV-13) Documentaries, Videos, And Oral Histories

Until my book comes out, here are other sources that provide more information...
Coach John Wooden

Memorial Day Remembrances of Lts. John Wooden, Fred Stalcup, and Wayne Winecoff, USN

Air Group-13 Hellcats, Avengers, and Helldivers prepare to strike the Japanese in the...
USS Yorktown, CV-10, shown underway in June 1944 during the Marianas campaign. The photo is taken from a plane flying off her port side. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 33, Design 10a. There are twenty-eight aircraft parked on her flight deck aft with folded wings. Photo credit US National Archives 80-G-238298

How Eleanor Roosevelt Prevented A Curse

Underway during the Marianas operation, June 1944. The ship is painted in camouflage...

Thank You Teachers!

I am haunted by the ghosts of my teachers. As I research my...
Massive smoke clouds and flames issue from USS Bunker Hill on 11 May 1945 strikes by two kamikazes. (US Navy 80-G-274266)

“Information on and Means for Combating Suicide Plane Attacks”

USS Franklin (CV-13), at right, and USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) afire after being...
USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) arrives at New York Navy Yard for repair of battle damage, circa 28 April 1945

USS Franklin Arrives In New York Harbor, Flag Flying

USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) arrives at New York Navy Yard for repair of battle...
Title Page for the Task Group 58.2 Action Report Commander Task Group 58.2 Period 14 March to 24 March 1945

Highlights From “ACTION REPORT: TASK GROUP 58.2

Title Page For Admiral Ralph Davison's TG 58.2 Action Report. This report discussed...
Commodore Leslie Gehres, after eing awarded the Distinguidhed Flying Cross, for his service in Alaska.

USS Franklin Arrives Pearl Harbor 3 April 1945

USS Franklin deck log for 3 April 1945 (National Archives; Box 3665 P118-A1....
USS Franklin nearly obscured by smoke and flames after 19 March attack US Navy photo 80-G-49131

March 25th Is National Medal of Honor Day

President Truman awards Lt. (j.g.) Donald Gary, the Medal of Honor. January 1946...
First of two pages of the 24 March deck log of USS Franklin. This page covers the hours of 0000 to 1600 .

USS Franklin Deck Log 24 March 1945-Return to Ulithi

First of two pages of the 24 March deck log of USS Franklin....