USS Wasp (Essex-class) hangar deck set up to accommodate 810 wounded transferred from the fleet for transportation to Hawaii after Wasp was ordered to the rear with typhoon damage to the flight deck, 31 Aug 1945

Caption   USS Wasp (Essex-class) hangar deck set up to accommodate 810 wounded transferred from the fleet for transportation to Hawaii after Wasp was ordered to the rear with typhoon damage to the flight deck, 31 Aug 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
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Photos on Same Day 31 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 16 Jul 2014

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1. Rich Miller says:
31 Oct 2020 09:24:13 PM

Wasp was with TG 58.1 when she was hit by a bomb on March 19, 1945 (same day Franklin was hit by a suicide attack) and went to Puget Sound for repairs. She got back to Pearl on June 19, departed on July 11 for a strike on Wake made on July 18 (ship's log notes: “One Hellcat, one Corsair each with three foot diameter holes in left wing, evidence that a few *** are still there or the Gooney birds are mad at us.”), and then continued towards Japan where she joined TG 38 on July 26. She was damaged in a typhoon on August 26, losing 35 feet of the forward flight deck, a classic failure mode of some of the Essex class. She was ordered to detach to Pearl on August 29, but stayed in place until August 31 to fuel and pick up the noted 810 passengers while offloading Vice Admiral Sherman's staff. She then headed for Eniwetok (arrived and left on September 5) and Pearl (arrived September 10).

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