I have a couple of questions....July 14 2006 at 6:47 PM
SeaBat (Login SeaBat)
Reading a new book regarding the battle of Samar... (Hornfischer's "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors")
I understand from reading, the need for the wood flight decks (I didn't know before) due to the explosive fuel vapors around metal; did these decks wear quickly and how were they cleaned? I imagine the spilled fuel and oil, soaking into the wood could make as volatile of a situation as dangerous as dropping a metal tool on a metal flight deck.
I don't understand a 'needle-ball" other than it was used for airplane orientation..
(For those of you who are wondering what interested me in this particular book, Dad's T was in CTU 79.5.2.)