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1953 USS Leyte aircraft carrier explosion.....

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October 17, 1953

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 17, 1953 

* USS Leyte explosion fire disaster
* United States Navy Aircraft Carrier

The front page has a nice banner headline: "BLAST KILLS 32 ON CARRIER" with subheads and photo of the captain. (see) First report coverage on the USS Leyte (CV-32) aircraft carrier explosion disaster in Boston, Massachusetts.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 28 pages, binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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