I posted this on my other page, USS Hornet (CV-12), A Father’s Untold War Story.

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

It certainly is a milestone anniversary this week remembering Apollo 11 and the historic walk on the moon.  The USS Hornet is celebrating too.  It was on July 24, 1969 that the crew of the USS Hornet (CVS-12) conducted the recovery operation for the Apollo 11 capsule and the astronauts.

Members of the crew gather to watch the Apollo 11 space capsule being hoisted aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
Date 24 July 1969
Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.488.245.041
Author U.S. Navy

My father passed away a few months before this historic event.  I wonder if he had known that the USS Hornet was to play an important role in the space race.

With all the media this week about the mission, in this post I wanted to draw attention to the USS Hornet’s…

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