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Well, that caption not correct after all

October 13 2009 at 12:01 AM
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Nelson  (no login)


Response to Re: Escort carrier off Samar

 

Jacques,

Sorry, I read that photo caption too quickly. As the DANFS entry specifies, USS MANILA BAY (CVE 61) lay off Saipan, NOT Samar, when ferrying the army P-47s and attacked by Japanese aircraft, with four P-47s thereupon launched to provide an extemporaneous CAP. Thus the action took place in June 1944, NOT four months later as part of the Leyte Gulf battle.

Nelson

 
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