Posted by: Waring Hills | 28 September 2010

Yorktown Crew Members Meet and Greet, 02 October!

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown (CV-10) from World War II through Vietnam will hold a “Meet and Greet” for visiting guests and children this  Saturday, October 2nd, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Japanese battleship Yamato listing and under attack from aircraft launched off the USS Yorktown (CV-10).

The Yorktown Association will be returning to their ship for their 62nd Reunion. Former crew members from the World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras will be onboard to tell their stories and to remember brave deeds. The crew of the Yorktown served as naval aviators (pilots), ordnance men, cooks, maintenance crew, radarmen, quartermasters, firefighters, etc. One of our pilots will be an F-6F Hellcat pilot from VF-9 who watched the attack upon and sinking of the world’s largest battleship, IJS Yamato, by the Yorktown’s air group on April 7, 1945.

Japanese battleship Yamato explodes several minutes after taking six torpedoes from VT-9 off USS Yorktown (CV-10).

The crew will autograph posters for youngsters on a first come, first serve basis until supply is exhausted.

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