USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming across San Francisco Bay with a deck load of Jeeps, Dodge WC51 weapons carriers, and other vehicles, 15 Sep 1943.

Caption   USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming across San Francisco Bay with a deck load of Jeeps, Dodge WC51 weapons carriers, and other vehicles, 15 Sep 1943. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-471045
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Photos on Same Day 15 Sep 1943
Photos at Same Place San Francisco Bay, California, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Sep 2019

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1. Richard J MILLER says:
15 Sep 2020 10:05:42 PM

Essex (CV-9) had arrived at Pearl Harbor on May 31 1943, Yorktown (CV-10) had arrived July 24, both for the first time coming out of shakedown to active duty. They both did some training and then took part in a raid on Marcus (strikes on August 31), arriving back at Pearl on September 7. Beginning September 9, they made an unescorted, high speed run (22 to 25 knots) back to San Francisco, arriving there September 13, where they became AKs, loading the flight decks completely as pictured (Yorktown had 250 trucks on deck). They left San Francisco September 15 (showing 23 knots with flight deck inoperable and again completely unescorted until within about 100 miles of Hawaii), arriving back at Pearl on September 19. Hard to fathom that these 2, the largest and most capable carriers in the fleet, would be used in this way, but that was the logistics situation in mid-1943.

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