USS Hornet (CV-12) – A Father’s Untold War Story – Battle of Okinawa (April – June 1945) Typhoon Connie/Viper

From my other blog. Be sure to check out the video of the US Navy encounter with Typhoon Connie/Viper in June 1945.

USS Hornet (CV-12)-A Father's Untold War Story

John T. Ryan US Navy John T. Ryan US Navy

It is June 1945, the world is still at war in the Pacific and my father, Seaman First Class, John Thomas Ryan is still serving on the USS Hornet (CV-12).  In my last posts, I continued the Battle of Okinawa and covered May 1945.  The war ended in Europe but the war with Japan still rages on. In this post, the battle continues with June 1945.

Note:  Much of the story of the Battle of Okinawa is a story of the land battle and the US Army and Marines.  Since my writing is about the USS Hornet, I only cover the story as it  relates to the carrier.  The rest is too much to write about.  The full story is available from many other sources.

General Background (Source:

I shared this background information previously.  The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was…

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