Aircraft carriers--Pacific Area--History--20th century
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
This transcript contains an oral history interview of James R. Hancock who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S.Franklin aircraft carrier during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
This collection deals mainly with the U.S.S. Independence (CVL-22), and its participation in the Pacific war, from it's commissioning in 1942, until the wars end. This collection includes an oral history transcript, as well as documents published on, and related to, the U.S.S. Independence, from its construction until its sinking as part of a naval excercise. The collection also includes a minor amount of details surrounding the various ships named "Independence".