My post from my other site, USS Hornet (CV-12) – A Father’s Untold War Story

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

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

If you read my previous post, the USS Hornet (CV-12) along with other vessels of the United States Navy ran into some rough weather in early June, 1945.  That was Typhoon Connie (sometimes called Typhoon Viper) and Hornet suffered some damage which included 24 feet of her flight deck smashed.  During the month of June, US Naval Command decided that Hornet needed to go in for repairs so off she went by the end of the month.

On the 7 July 1945, USS Hornet (CV-12) and her crew, including my father, Seaman First Class, John Thomas Ryan steamed through the Golden Gate. That must have been some site for Californians on the homefront.  This video, although from after the surrender of Japan, has a portion showing Naval ships coming through the Golden Gate.

Hornets planes and ammunition were off loaded and she entered dry dock…

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2 responses

  1. GP Cox says:

    Our father’s stories, like so many others need to be remembered. Then, perhaps, one day this world will cease its cruelty!