Wreck of USS Hornet Found

Updated February 15, 2019: added link to Paul Allen website about finding the Hornet.

When I use Firefox, it often shows random links to check out. This morning one of the random links mentioned the wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) had been found: https://www.livescience.com/64773-uss-hornet-shipwreck-found.html and https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/02/13/national/wreck-uss-hornet-first-wwii-airborne-attack-japan-launched-found-south-pacific/#.XGYn_rhMGM8. This was the carrier that participated at the Battle of Midway and also carried the Doolittle Raiders: What Started My Love for History and Reading – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Years ago, I owned a model of the ship with 16 B-25 bombers. The ship is over 17,000 feet (5,000 meters) deep. Several YouTube videos are available https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=USS+Hornet.

Here’s the link to the group that found the ship: https://www.paulallen.com/the-hunt-for-the-uss-hornet/. They also found the USS Lexington last year and I will be doing post about it on March 4, 2019, the first anniversary of Lady Lex being found.

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8 Responses to Wreck of USS Hornet Found

  1. This must be of comfort to lots of people. And a particularly good day for those doing a family history on any of the deceased here.

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