In World War II, aircraft carriers were the key elements to helping the Allies get control of a war they had been losing. Two key carriers were the Wasp and the Hornet, which carried on board two old college roommates. In the last of a 2-part series, we look at the fates of all.
By Ron Van Stockum
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated: June 22, 3:02 am)
When the aircraft carrier Wasp transited the Panama Canal in June 1942 to reinforce the Pacific Fleet and, at San Diego on June 25, I was detached as commanding officer of its Marine detachment.
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