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Re: USS Ranger
Posted by Michael Davis on June 11, 2018, 17:13:53, in reply to "USS Ranger
My first thought is the book by Cressman: USS Ranger 1934-1946, but it does not seem to have a listing as such, at least at first glance. You do need to add 1 (one) TBF-1....the CRAG's aircraft - Commander Overfield. One quick glance (pages 208 and 209) shows that VF-9 launched 18 F-4s at 0615 on Nov 8th, and VS-41 17 SBDs 30 minutes later. The text mentions that VS-41 lost 41-S-18 on the 3rd due to engine failure...that would make 18. I haven't found out about spares in the text. I can try to read back and further, but I haven't seen tables or listings.
Is there anyone that can tell me how many aircraft were in each squadron aboard the USS ranger Oct-nov 1942
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