The Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19-20 June 1944, was the last of the major carrier aircraft battles of the Pacific War, a series of battles that started in the Coral Sea in 1942. It is sometimes called the "First" Battle of the Philippine Sea since the Battle for Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is...read more

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 HQ Batallón) March 27, 2016

Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) on fire shortly after being torpedoed. Wasp was transferred to the Pacific in June 1942 to replace losses at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway. After supporting the invasion of Guadalcanal, Wasp was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-19...read more

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Ryūhō was a light aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was bombed and badly damaged by carrier-based aircraft of the Task Force 58 on March 19th 1945, near Kure Harbor, Japan. This video shows the wreck of the Ryuho in Kure harbor.

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 Lieutenant) March 19, 2015

The Graf Zeppelin was Germanys only aircraft carrier in World War II. It was planned to be the first aircraft carrier of the German fleet. It was launched in 1938 but it was never completed and never saw action. After the war it was sunk by the Russian Navy as a target 45 miles north of the...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 18, 2015

Amagi was an Unryū-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy built during World War II. She was bombed and sunk by carrier-based aircraft of the US Navy on July 24th, 1945, at Kure Harbor, Japan. This video shows the wreck of the Amagi in Kure harbor.

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Hammer of the IJN. For six months, Akagi and the other carriers of the Japanese Navy were the terrors of the seas. From Pearl Harbor to the Indian Ocean, Japanese planes rained ordinance on Allied warships. The rate of damage these ships inflicted was severe, but it could not be sustained....read more

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The Wartime European Carriers.- ‘Experience with regard to the suitability of the present type of aircraft carrier must still be evaluated. Examination of enemy naval strategy in ocean warfare leads, however, to the clear recognition of the fact that aircraft carriers or cruisers with flight...read more

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 HQ Batallón) December 08, 2014
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A brief article cannot thoroughly survey the vast scope of aeronautical development. During the war, improvements were made in almost everything involving flight and flight support: shipboard gear, such as arresting gear, barriers and barricades; safety and survival gear, including oxygen...read more

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 HQ Batallón) December 03, 2014

USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme...read more

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