This Navy ship was built during World War 2 and was nicknamed "The Blue Ghost." It served as an aircraft carrier (a seagoing airbase) that facilitated carrying, arming, deploying and recovering aircrafts. The ship was commissioned in February of 1943 and decommissioned in 1991. It was the oldest working aircraft carrier in the US at the time.
On 1992, the ship was donated as a museum and is official known as the USS Lexington Museum. In 2003, the ship was categorized as a National Historic Landmark.
Fifth Fleet at Pearl Harbor during World War 2.
After being modernized and reclassified, the ship spent most of its time in Pensacola, Florida as a training carrier.
USS Lexington Museum that is open to the public.
In June 1944, Japanese troops in the Pacific started their flying fleet. More than 440 fighters, dive bombers, and torpedo planes in an all-out assault against the more than 900 planes supporting the American fleet in an all-out assault against the more than 900 planes supporting the American fleet in an all-out assault against the more than 900 planes supporting the American fleet in an all-out assault against the more than 900 planes supporting the American fleet in an all-out The eventual result was the most lopsided air combat of World War II, a crushing blow from which the Japanese forces never recovered.
Months of preparation, strategic conflicts, and many model battles conducted on the large game board at Japan's Naval War College—it all spilled out in a short radio transmission from Admiral Toyoda to Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa. The telegram was a masterclass in brevity, as has been the case with so many signals that have profoundly influenced history: "Activate 'A-Go Operation' for decisive fight." The year was 1944, and the date was June 15th. "A-Go" was the secret name for the Japanese fleet's all-out attempt to halt the US juggernaut from roaming the Pacific almost uncontested.
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