Last week end i went th the USS Hornet CV-12 Museum in Alameda CA. here are some photo's.
This was the carrier that recovered Apollo11 the first moon landing and Apollo 12.
My Dad was a crew member on this type aircraft the Avenger TBM I took him to this museum when he came down from Montana and he told me he flew off the Hornet.
Hope you like the photo's here is a little history on the USS Hornet CV-12 it took 16 months to build,went into service on Nov 29,1943,durring WW2 it did not tie up to a pier in 15 months that would of been tuff,attacked 59 times she was never hit thats luck,Hornet pilot shot down 62 enemy aircraft in one day the great Mariannas turkey shoot and 255 in a month,ten pilots made ace in a day.It also served in the Vietnam war.A lot of history in this old ship.