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1945 USS Franklin aircraft carrier disaster...



Item # 674335

May 18, 1945

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. May 18, 1945

* USS Franklin (CV-13) disaster
* Japanese dive bomber attack
* United States Navy aircraft carrier


The top of the front page has a four column headline: "PLANE CARRIER IS SAVED BY COURAGE OF CREW IN SPITE OF 1000 CASUALTIES" with subheads and a photo of the carrier just after the attack. This disaster happened a few months earlier but this is when it was first made public.
Complete with 22 pages, light toning at the margins and a little swear at the margins, more so along the spine, generally good.

Category: World War II