THIS WEEK IN WORLD WAR II
Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher Honors The USS Hornet (CV-12)
This was August 26, 1944. Must have been quite a visit. The men deserved to be honored by Admiral Mitscher as they played a huge role in the success in the Marianas Islands.
Quite a success: Great Marianas Turkey Shoot (Battle of the Philippine Sea), Battle of Saipan, Battle of Guam and many other bombardments. Looking at this picture, of course I would be unable to identify any one person, but I know my father, Seaman First Class, John Thomas Ryan is standing there a hero.