Monday was a great day, I got to do my favorite thing….. explore! And explore I did, I love climbing around old ships and the U.S.S. Yorktown is a perfect start. This beauty was launched in 1943 after the original Yorktown was sunk in the Battle of Midway. The new Yorktown saw action in the pacific then during the Korean conflict then in the early years of the Vietnam conflict. Her final mission in 1968 was the recovery of the Mercury 8 capsule. So here are some of the famous carrier based warbirds that were stationed on the Yorktown during her service.
The first plane is the Sky Raider, a ground attack plane that saw action in both Korea and Viet Nam. The second is my favorite plane of all time, the F4U Corsair. This beauty saw action in both WW2 and Korea.
The next two planes were famous for…
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