My other blog dedicated to my father doesn’t have a lot of following so I thought I’d bring the postings to my main blog through this page.

This is actually my father, John T. Ryan, US Navy

My father, John T. Ryan, US Navy

USS Hornet (CV-12) August 1944

USS Hornet (CV-12) August 1944

 

Introduction

October 1942 – December 1943

The Ship

January – March 1944

March – May 1944

June 1944

July and August 1944

September 1944

The Battle of Formosa, October 1944

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 1)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 2)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 3)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 4)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 5)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Part 6)

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Final)

The Battle of Mindoro – November – December 1944

The Battle Ormoc Bay – November – December 1944

Haunted Carrier

The Battle of Iwo Jima Part 1 (February – March 1945)

The Battle of Iwo Jima Part 2 (February – March 1945)

The Battle of Okinawa Part 1 (April – June 1945)

 

 

 

 

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  1. […] USS Hornet (CV-12) – A Father’s Untold War Story […]

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello,
    Can you contact me through the email address here: http://www.usshornetmuseum.org/hornetbuzz/about-this-website/ ?
    I am building the USS Hornet Museum’s volunteer-run website at http://www.usshornetmuseum.org and I would really like to contact you regarding your blog about your father’s service at USS Hornet CV-12.
    Thanks

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  4. You’ve done a great job on blogging your fathers navy days. My dad was also in the navy serving on the uss blueridge snd uss washburn. The blueridge was heavy involved at bikini atoll. I’ll search for war diaries since you mentioned, I hadn’t thought about them. I did the A to Z fir the first time this year, my theme is southern food and memories. https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/blogging-from-a-to-z-april-2016-o/

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