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Collage from USS Hancock Cruise Book showing Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. aboard his flagship; shown on the flight deck, admiralFlight deck officer of USS Hancock directing a SB2C Helldiver aircraft for takeoff, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.As seen from of the USS Hancock, the USS Lexington and USS Yorktown (both Essex-class) are anchored close aboard at Ulithi, late Dec 1944. Note Hancock’s 20mm anti-aircraft guns lining the flight deck.
Collage from USS Hancock Cruise Book showing Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. aboard his flagship; shown on the flight deck, admiral's bridge, and his quarters; Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 17 Nov 1944Flight deck officer of USS Hancock directing a SB2C Helldiver aircraft for takeoff, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.As seen from of the USS Hancock, the USS Lexington and USS Yorktown (both Essex-class) are anchored close aboard at Ulithi, late Dec 1944. Note Hancock’s 20mm anti-aircraft guns lining the flight deck.
Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the HancockUS Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the HancockUS Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3USS Hancock underway in the Philippine Sea, 15 Dec 1944
USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3USS Hancock underway in the Philippine Sea, 15 Dec 1944
Carrier Task Force Commander Vice Admiral John McCain and Operations Officer Commander John Thach (fighter Ace) going over operational plans aboard USS Hancock during the Philippine campaign, Nov 1944 to Jan 1945.USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyFlight deck of USS Hancock after an exploding bomb disintegrated a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber abreast of the island off Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945. Note propeller and wounded crewman receiving aid.A burial at sea aboard the USS Hancock, 23 Jan 1945. These sailors died 4 days earlier when a TBM Avenger aircraft exploded just after landing. The explosion bent flight deck frame members that can be seen overhead.
Carrier Task Force Commander Vice Admiral John McCain and Operations Officer Commander John Thach (fighter Ace) going over operational plans aboard USS Hancock during the Philippine campaign, Nov 1944 to Jan 1945.USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyFlight deck of USS Hancock after an exploding bomb disintegrated a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber abreast of the island off Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945. Note propeller and wounded crewman receiving aid.A burial at sea aboard the USS Hancock, 23 Jan 1945. These sailors died 4 days earlier when a TBM Avenger aircraft exploded just after landing. The explosion bent flight deck frame members that can be seen overhead.
F6F-5 Hellcat BuNo 71632 being “surveyed” over the side of USS Hancock after flipping onto its back from a barrier crash on landing following a strike against Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The pilot was not hurt.Two (Essex-class) carriers at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 3 Mar 1945. USS Hancock, in front, is in Berth 22 and USS Wasp is in Berth 29. Both ships show very battle worn paint schemes.Ordnancemen aboard USS Hancock adjusting fins on 5-inch HVAR rocket motors, 21 Mar 1945.Ordnancemen aboard USS Hancock loading 5-inch HVAR rockets onto the wings of F4U Corsairs before taking off for a strike on Kyushu, Japan, 21 Mar 1945. Photo 1 of 2.
F6F-5 Hellcat BuNo 71632 being “surveyed” over the side of USS Hancock after flipping onto its back from a barrier crash on landing following a strike against Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945. The pilot was not hurt.Two (Essex-class) carriers at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 3 Mar 1945. USS Hancock, in front, is in Berth 22 and USS Wasp is in Berth 29. Both ships show very battle worn paint schemes.Ordnancemen aboard USS Hancock adjusting fins on 5-inch HVAR rocket motors, 21 Mar 1945.Ordnancemen aboard USS Hancock loading 5-inch HVAR rockets onto the wings of F4U Corsairs before taking off for a strike on Kyushu, Japan, 21 Mar 1945. Photo 1 of 2.

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