ORIGINAL VINTAGE UNITED STATES NAVY. COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN AUSTIN W.
ADMINISTRATION - AIR - COMMUNICATIONS - DECK - ENGINEERING - GUNNERY. MEDICAL - NAVIGATION - OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY DEPARTMENTS. CARRIER AIR GROUP FIVE - VF-51 VC-61 VF-53 - VC-3 - VF-54 - VC-35 - VC-11 - VF-172. THIS IS A DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF SHIPS ACTIVITIES DURING HER DEPLOYMENT 1950-51.
BOOK ALSO CONTAINS A MEMORIAM. PAGE WITH A LIST OF ALL THE MEN WHO WERE KILLED OR LOST IN ACTION ON THIS CRUISE. BOOK IS IN GOOD PRE OWNED CONDITION WITH N ORMAL WEAR TO OUTSIDE COVERS ORIGINAL OWNER HAS NAME ON 1ST PAGE & CIRCLED SOME PHOTOS ON PAGES IN BOOK - PLEASE SEE SCANS.
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Was built at Newport News, Virginia. Commissioned on the last day of 1942, she went to the Pacific in May 1943, following shakedown in the Atlantic area. During the rest of that year, Essex took part in raids on Marcus and Wake islands, the invasion of the Gilberts and attacks on Japanese targets in the Marshalls.
In 1944, she participated in the Marshalls, Marianas, Palaus, Leyte and Mindoro invasions, the Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf, and conducted air strikes in the Central and Western Pacific. While operating off the Philippines on 25 November 1944, she was damaged by a Kamikaze suicide attack, but was able to remain in the combat zone. Essex continued her war operations in 1945, supporting the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as raiding enemy targets in Japanese home waters and elsewhere in the Western Pacific. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, recommissioning in January 1951 with a strengthened flight deck, new island and many other changes. She made two Korean War deployments, in August 1951 - March 1952 and in July 1952 - January 1953, introducing the F2H "Banshee" jet fighter to combat operations.Her designation was changed to CVA-9 in October 1952. Following the Korean armistice, she went to the Western Pacific twice more, in 1953-54 and in 1955, then underwent a second modernization.
Emerging from the shipyard in 1956 with a new angled flight deck and enclosed "hurricane"bow, Essex was now able to safely operate high-performance aircraft. After another WestPac deployment, she was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet in mid-1957. She participated in the Lebanon intervention in mid-1958, then steamed through the Suez Canal to the Western Pacific to operate in the Taiwan area.After further Atlantic and Mediterranean exercises, Essex was converted to an anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier and redesignated CVS-9 in March 1960. Her pattern of Atlantic and Mediterranean operations continued for nearly another decade, ending with her decommissioning in June 1969. The item "USS ESSEX CV-9 KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT CRUISE BOOK YEAR LOG 1950-51 NAVY" is in sale since Sunday, September 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items".
The seller is "usn-ca35" and is located in Brunswick, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.