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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Valley Forge is Back Again


Copyright (c) 2010 Cynthia Shenette) I found this photo in my dad's collection of stuff. My dad was a long-time Navy man, however I'm not aware of him serving on the aircraft carrier Valley Forge. I do know he spent WWII on the battleship USS Indiana and after the war was on the USS Charles Ware. Take a closer look at the photo. The words are spelled out by seamen on deck. At first I thought there were two ships, but the number 45 is on both of them. I think it's the same ship. I've looked for information on this photo online without luck. If you know more about the creation of the photo I'd love to hear from you.

For more interesting information on the US Navy and ships check out my links below under "Military Resources."

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Have you looked online at places like Yahoo Groups that may have a list for members who served on this ship, or for enthusiasts and buffs of these types of ships? My grandfather was also in the Navy, and I found a Yahoo group devoted to the type of plane he flew during WWII. Led to a connection with some gentlemen who had lots of information on his squadron, as well as two people who actually served with him during the war. So, could be worth a look!

Cynthia Shenette said...

What a good idea. I have information regarding the ships my dad was on, but I never thought of seeing if I could find someone who knew him. Honestly, given how old he'd be now (born in 1916), it's highly unlikely I'll find someone, but I guess you never know until you try. Thanks for the suggestion!