THIS BOOK FEATURES >>> COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN T. SISSON - EXECUTIVE OFFICER W. RYAN - CREW GROUP PHOTOS. ADMINISTRATION - AIR - COMMUNICATIONS - DECK - ENGINEERING - HULL - MEDICAL - NAVIGATION - OPERATIONS - SUPPLY AND WEAPONS DEPARTMENTS. CARRIER AIR GROUP THREE - VF-31 - VF-33 - VA-35 - VF-32 - VC-4 - VC-33 - VC-62 - VC-12 AND HU-2.THIS IS IS A DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF SHIPS ACTIVITIES DURING HER KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT 1950-51. BOOK IS IN GOOD PRE-OWNED CONDITION WITH COUPLE DOG EARED CORNERS & AGE TONING TO SOME PAGES - PLEASE SEE SCANS. PLEASE VISIT OUR E-BAY STORE TO SEE OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OVER 1,000 U. NAVY CRUISE BOOK FOR SALE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND SUBJECT TO STORE POLICIES.
USS Leyte , a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier. Built at Newport News, Virginia, was commissioned in April 1946. Her initial cruise was made along the South American Pacific coast in the fall of 1946. That was followed by three years of Atlantic Fleet operations, including four deployments to the Mediterranean in 1947, 1949 and 1950.
She operated off Korea from October 1950 into January 1951, providing nearly 4000 aircraft sorties to support UN forces ashore. During this cruise, one of her aviators, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Thomas J. Performed an act of heroism for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. She made two more Mediterranean deployments later in 1951 and in 1952-53, receiving the new designation CVA-32 in October 1952. During the last part of 1953, Leyte was converted to an anti-submarine warfare support carrier and was redesignated CVS-32.
On 16 October 1953, while in the Boston Naval Shipyard undergoing this conversion, she suffered an explosion and fire that killed 37 men and injured many more. USS Leyte was decommissioned in May 1959, and simultaneously reclassified as an aircraft transport, with the new hull number AVT-10.
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