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French Aircraft Carrier Bearn
the French Aircraft Carrier Béarn, France's first full-flight-deck aircraft carrier,  a complete flight deck with elevators; a detailed island/stack; resin and photo-etched aircraft, including four Dewoitine D-373 parasol wing fighters, three Levasseur PL-101 biplane bombers and three Levasseur PL-7 biplane torpedo bombers; authentic markings from 1934 and 1939.

 

This is the dramatic story of the 1967 fire on board the USS Forrestal, which broke out during its service at Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam. You'll read of (now senator) John McCain's narrow escape from death and of the crew's struggle as it battled for days to extinguish the fire - a struggle that in the end cost the lives of 134 men.

the USS Langley - which entered service in 1922 as the first American aircraft carrier - through World War II battles at Midway, the Coral Sea, the Philippine Sea and North Africa, this book takes you through the design, development and operation of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers built prior to World War II

the Essex class carriers, which became renowned for their "Sunday Punch" of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers and 18 torpedo planes; the lighter Independence class

Lake Michigan's Aircraft Carriers

the story of the aircraft carriers USS Wolverine and USS Sable - the only fresh water, paddle-wheeled, coal-powered aircraft carriers in the world - which were based at Chicago's Navy Pier during WWII. At that time, the Navy needed to qualify pilots for aircraft carrier operations and since training stations in the Pacific and Atlantic would be prone to attack, it was decided to train the pilots on Lake Michigan.

key battles on land, at sea, and in the air at sites such as Singapore, Tarawa Atoll, Guadalcanal, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Midway, Kohima, Imphal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

While following pilots' firsthand reports of air strikes and dogfights across the Pacific, the author explores the U.S. Navy's critical transformation from its pre-war emphasis on battleships to its victory at Midway and beyond, when aircraft carriers brought an end to traditional naval warfare, though many in the public, the press, the Army, and even the president's inner circle refused to recognize it.

the USS America (CV-66), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier that served from 1965 to 1996,  aircraft including A-6 Intruders, E-2B Hawkeyes, F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets

the USS Independence (CV-62) - a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier launched in 1958

the story of the second-in-class USS Macon (ZRS-5) rigid airship - which, along with her sister ship USS Akron (ZRS-4), was the largest helium-filled airship ever built - and its capability as a flying aircraft carrier, from her construction in the early 1930s through her 1933 launch and 1935 demise.

the story of the first-in-class USS Akron (ZRS-4) rigid airship - which, along with her sister ship USS Macon (ZRS-5), was the largest helium-filled airship ever built - and its capability as a U.S. Navy flying aircraft carrier, from her construction in the late 1920s through her experiments with aircraft launching and landing via trapeze and her 1933 demise.

Because of their large size and extreme mass, ground-handling U.S. Navy airships was a risky proposition that too-often resulted in damage to the ships and injury - or even death - to American sailors.   the USS Los Angeles at Lakehurst, the USS Macon at Moffett Field, K ship ground handling, ZPG 2 handling with mechanical mules

"Keep America First in the Air." The Story of the Airship features Army blimps including the spy-basket equipped TC-13, the semi-rigid RS-1 and the USS Macon. Blimps Go to Town highlights the Navy's entire 1937 airship fleet. Finally, Blimp Patrol, produced in Brazil, shows blimps in combat and rescue.

The decision to retain airships in the U.S. Navy following WWII returned old K-ships to duty and inspired development of the more capable tri-tail ZS2G-1 and the larger "Nan" generation, including the ZPN-1, the ZPG-2 and the ZPG-3W. See the triumphs and tragedies of these airships from 1945-1962 and also learn of current plans to return airships to Naval service.

USS Akron with a Sparrowhawk preparing to land.

U.S. Navy F9C Sparrowhawks practice their "takeoffs" and "landings" from the giant USS Akron and USS Macon airships, which were truly the aircraft carriers of the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Macon Display Model

The USS Macon, the U.S. Navy's "aircraft carrier in the sky" is expertly detailed right down to the giant craft's gondola, engines and the F9C-2 Sparrowhawk hanging from the trapeze.

The 1920s saw bold innovations in aeronautics as the Europeans built a fleet of rigid airships.  the story of how the United States tried to keep up, first by trying to purchase airships overseas then by building the USS Shenandoah, a copy of a German Zeppelin. Finally, war reparations enabled the U.S. to purchase the USS Los Angeles, the most successful U.S. airship, which served as an aeronautical test bed, observatory, naval scout and flying aircraft

 

In driving rain, a Fairey Swordfish - the Fleet Air Arms' premier torpedo-bomber at the outbreak of World War II - prepares for takeoff from a Merchant aircraft carrier (MAC) to protect a North Atlantic convoy.

SBD Dauntlesses and F4F Wildcats from the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) attack German shipping in Norway's Bodo harbor on October 4, 1943.

F-14A Tomcats from Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) - the "Bounty Hunters" from Miramar, California - surpass the speed of sound as they thunder by the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61).

Sopwith Camels, each carrying 250-pound bombs, take to the skies from HMS Furious - the first dedicated aircraft carrier in the world - on a raid against the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. Carried out on July 19, 1918, this was the first successful bombing raid ever to be launched from a carrier.

The Chance-Vought F4U Corsair was arguably the finest naval aviation fighter of its era. With a kill ratio of 11-to-1 in WWII combat, the Corsair proved superior in the air to almost every opposing aircraft it encountered

Without Wings

Without Wings
NAZI German Aircraft Carrier.
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The Story of Hitler's Aircraft Carrier
Burke. This book presents the complete history of Hitler's sole aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin, which, at 861 feet, was the largest ship ever built by Nazi Germany. You'll see her 1938 launch, her move to the waters of occupied Poland for protection from Allied bombers, her sinking in April, 1945, and the 2006 discovery of the wreck in the Baltic Sea. 112 pages, B&W photographs, 6¾"x 9¾", softcover.

  
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F-8 Crusader flies over the USS Hancock, VF-211

Game, Set, Match, Checkmate 211
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Philip West. This print depicts the F-8E Crusader of Cmdr. Harold "Hal" Marr along with his wing man, Lt.(JG) Phil Vampatella, as they make a high speed, low level victory fly-by alongside the deck of the USS Hancock on June 12, 1966. The Crusaders of VF-211, known as the Checkmates, achieved the admirable record of being the highest scoring F-8 Squadron of the Vietnam War. 32"x 24½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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The Blue Devils

The Blue Devils

US Navy & Marine Corps Aces of World War II
Styling & Tillman. When America plunged into war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, naval aviators flying from Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers held the line, later joined by their Marine counterparts. The exploits of the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair aces are detailed in this exhaustive volume combining Aircraft of the Aces volumes 3, 8 and 10. 288 pages, 292 B&W photographs, 119 color illustrations, 7¾"x 10¼", hardcover.

USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CNV-71) - a Nimitz-class supercarrier that was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005, the last cruise for the F-14 Tomcat - is the ultimate display of the famous "Big Stick."
Report From the Aleutians - DVD
Report From the Aleutians - DVD Movie
This John Huston epic World War II documentary, filmed over six months, captures the lives of the soldiers who manned the most remote outpost in the war: the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific. This Academy Award-nominated 1943 production captures the bombings of this area as well as the loneliness of the troops. Unusual scenes include B-24s and P-38s trying to operate under the extremes of wind and rain. 58 minutes.

Bonus feature: Hook Down, Wheels Down, which combines modern-day interviews and combat footage to tell the story of the U.S. Navy's ungainly floating airfields, the aircraft carriers. 59 minutes.
The Unknown Battle of Midway

The Unknown Battle of Midway
USS Enterprise

The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons
Kernan. "Kernan brings this maritime battle superbly to life... Gripping." - The Wall Street Journal. The 1942 Battle of Midway is considered to be the greatest U.S. naval victory of World War II - but behind the luster is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. This book, written by an ordnance man who served on the aircraft carrier Enterprise, examines the air assault - including the sacrificial role of the torpedo squadrons - in riveting detail. 208 pages, 22 B&W illustrations, 5½"x 8¼", softcover.

 

A complete list of US Navy Aircraft Carriers

USS Langley
(CV 1)
20 Mar 1922 /
27 Feb 1942
Conv. to AV 3; Sunk as a result enemy action about 75 miles south of Tjilatjap.
USS Lexington
(CV 2)
14 Dec 1927 /
8 May 1942
Sunk as a result of enemy action at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
USS Saratoga
(CV 3)
16 Nov 1927 /
26 Jul 1946
Used as a test target and sunk at Bikini Atoll.
USS Ranger
(CV 4)
4 Jun 1934 /
18 Oct 1946
Sold for scrap 31 Jan 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
USS Yorktown
(CV 5)
30 Sep 1937 /
7 Jun 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of Midway.
USS Enterprise
(CV 6)
12 May 1938 /
17 Feb 1947
Sold, 1 Jul 1958.
USS Wasp
(CV 7)
25 Apr 1940 /
15 Sep 1942
Sunk due to enemy action southeast of San Cristobal Island.
USS Hornet
(CV 8)
20 Oct 1941 /
26 Oct 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
USS Essex
(CV 9)
31 Dec 1942 /
20 Jun 1969
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Jun 1975.
USS Yorktown
(CV 10)
15 Apr 1943 /
27 Jun 1970
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Established as a floating museum in Charleston, S.C., 13 Oct. 1975.
USS Intrepid
(CV 11)
16 Aug 1943 /
15 Mar 1974
Established as a floating museum in New York City in 1982.
USS Hornet
(CV 12)
20 Nov 1943 /
26 May 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum on 26 May 1998.
USS Franklin
(CV 13)
31 Jan 1944 /
17 Feb 1947
Reclassified AVT 8 on 15 May 1959. Stricken from the Navy List 10 Oct 1964.
USS Ticonderoga
(CV 14)
8 May 1944 /
1 Sep 1973
Stricken from the Navy List 16 Nov 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1975.
USS Randolph
(CV 15)
9 Oct 1944 /
13 Feb 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1975.
USS Lexington
(CV 16)
17 Feb 1942 /
8 Nov 1991
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Nov 1991. Now a museum in Corpus Christi, Tex.
USS Bunker Hill
(CV 17)
25 May 1943 /
9 Jul 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1966; retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped 1973.
USS Wasp
(CV 18)
24 Nov 1943 /
1 Jul 1972
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 21 May 1973.
USS Hancock
(CV 19)
15 Apr 1944 /
30 Jan 1976
Stricken from the Navy List 31 Jan 1976; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1976.
USS Bennington
(CV 20)
6 Aug 1944 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1994.
USS Boxer
(CV 21)
16 Apr 1945 /
1 Dec 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 13 Mar 1971.
USS Independence
(CVL 22)
14 Jan 1943 /
28 Aug 1946
Sunk as target 29 Jun 1951.
USS Princeton
(CVL 23)
25 Feb 1943 /
24 Oct 1944
Sunk due to enemy action in the Sibuyan Sea.
USS Belleau Wood
(CVL 24)
31 Mar 1943 /
13 Jan 1947
Transferred to France 1953-1960. Returned. Stricken 1 Oct 1960 and sold for scrapping.
USS Cowpens
(CVL 25)
28 May 1943 /
13 Jan 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1959 and sold for scrapping.
USS Monterey
(CVL 26)
17 Jun 1943 /
16 Jan 1956
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping in May 1971.
USS Langley
(CVL 27)
31 Aug 1943 /
11 Feb 1947
Transferred to France 1951-1963; Sold 19 Feb 1964.
USS Cabot
(CVL 28)
24 Jul 1943 /
21 Jan 1955
Transferred to Spain 30 Aug 1967; returned to private U.S. organization 1989. Auctioned by US Marshals Service to Sabe Marine Salvage, 10 Sep 1999.
USS Bataan
(CVL 29)
17 Nov 1943 /
9 Apr 1954
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Sep 1959. Sold for scrapping May 1961.
USS San Jacinto
(CVL 30)
15 Dec 1943 /
1 Mar 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping on 15 Dec 1971 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif.
USS Bon Homme
(CV 31)
26 Nov 1944 /
2 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Scrapped 4 Feb 1992.
USS Leyte
(CV 32)
11 Apr 1946 /
15 May 1959
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1969.
USS Kearsarge
(CV 33)
2 May 1946 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Mar 1974.
USS Oriskany
(CVA 34)
25 Sep 1950 /
20 Sep 1979
Stricken from Navy List 1989. Sold 9 Sep 1995, but contractor defaulted. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 Jul 1997. Sunk off coast of Florida 17 May 2006 for use as articifical reef.
Reprisal(CV 35) -- /
--
Never completed nor commissioned. Hull, 53% complete, was sold to Boston Metals Co, Baltimore, Md. and scrapped November 1949.
USS Antietam
(CV 36)
28 Jan 1945 /
8 May 1963
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1973.
USS Princeton
(CV 37)
18 Nov 1945 /
30 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Jan 1970.
USS Shangri-La
(CV 38)
15 Sep 1944 /
30 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jul 1982; disposed of by MARAD exchange 9 Aug 1988.
USS Lake Champlain
(CV 39)
3 Jun 1945 /
2 May 1966
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 28 Apr 1972.
USS Tarawa
(CV 40)
8 Dec 1945 /
13 May 1960
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1967.
USS Midway
(CVB 41)
10 Sep 1945 /
11 Apr 1992
Stricken 17 Mar 1997; Towed to San Diego 5 January 2004 to be used as a museum and memorial.

March 21, 2003 -- The day is coming when Midway will begin her final tour of duty on the South side of Navy Pier in San Diego.   She will mark San Diego's first major new visitor attraction in more than 20 years.   She'll serve as the cornerstone of the revitalized North Embarcadero, the gateway to downtown.   She'll join the Star of India and other historic and visitor attractions along the waterfront.

We are currently planning to begin towing this great ship to San Diego from Bremerton Washington later this summer. She will stop on the way and be spruced up for her debut in San Diego in Fall 2003!

In addition, our museum planning committee has completed its plan for opening-day, exhibits, features and demonstrations. In support of exhibits aircraft restoration is underway! Our first aircraft, an E-2C, has been fully restored. Work is also underway on our A-7 and A-6.

We have also begun collecting photographs and cruise books for exhibit aboard MIDWAY. If you would like to consider donating artifacts to our collection, visit our Web site.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard,
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-7700
www.midway.org
here: USS Midway         
here: USS MIDWAY Museum - Home  

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
(CVB 42)
27 Oct 1945 /
1 Oct 1977
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sept 1977; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1978.
USS Coral Sea
(CVB 43)
1 Oct 1947 /
26 Apr 1990
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 7 May 1993.
USS Valley Forge
(CV 45)
3 Nov 1946 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jan 1970; sold for scrap 29 Oct 1971 to Nicolai Joffre Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif.
USS Philippine Sea
(CV 47)
11 May 1946 /
28 Dec 1958
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
USS Saipan
(CVL 48)
14 Jul 1946 /
14 Jan 1970
Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 6 Jun 1976.
USS Wright
(CVL 49)
9 Feb 1947 /
15 Mar 1956
Converted to and commissioned 11 May 1963 as a command ship. Decommissioned 27 May 1970 and disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Aug 1980.
USS Forrestal
(CVA 59)
1 Oct 1955 /
30 Sep 1993
Stricken from the Navy List 11 Sep 1993; At the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 14 Sept. 1998 on hold as museum donation.
USS Saratoga
(CVA 60)
14 Apr 1956 /
20 Aug 1994
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sep 1994; berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 7 Aug. 1998.
USS Ranger
(CVA 61)
10 Aug 1957 /
10 Jul 1993
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Independence
(CV 62)
10 Jan 1959 /
30 Sep 1998
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Kitty Hawk
(CV 63)
29 Apr 1961 /
--
Active -- see Fact File  See the USS Kitty Hawk Exhibit Here.
USS Constellation
(CV 64)
27 Oct 1961 /
7 Aug 2003
Towed 12 September 2003, to be placed in inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Enterprise
(CVN 65)
25 Nov 1961 /
--
Active -- see Fact File
USS America
(CV 66)
23 Jan 1965 /
9 Aug 1996
Stricken from Navy List; In the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn. planned for scrapping, instead sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on 14 May 2005, following a series of tests consisting of simulated attacks on the ship.
USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67) 7 Sep 1968  
USS Nimitz
(CVN 68)
3 May 1975 Active -- see Fact File
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
(CVN 69)
18 Oct 1977 Active -- see Fact File
USS Carl Vinson
(CVN 70)
13 Mar 1982 Active -- see Fact File
USS Theodore Roosevelt
(CVN 71)
25 Oct 1986 Active -- see Fact File
USS Abraham Lincoln
(CVN 72)
11 Nov 1989 Active -- see Fact File
USS George Washington
(CVN 73)
4 July 1992 Active -- see Fact File
USS John C. Stennis
(CVN 74)
9 Dec 1995 Active -- see Fact File
USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75)
25 July 1998 Active -- see Fact File
USS Ronald Reagan
(CVN 76)
12 July 2003 / Active -- see Fact File
George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)   Planned construction

 

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USS Kitty Hawk in 1977-1978 in the Western Pacific.
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