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Re: Nice CV-13 USS Franklin modeling detail
When I do a full-screen stop-frame, it does indeed look to me like a 15 instead of a 13. I, too, had wondered about it being Franklin. By the time this footage was ostensibly takem, she should have been on her way back to Brooklyn Navy Yard for repair of the kamikaze damage.
This film is pretty crappy, but if you'll pay attention at about 47 seconds, you'll get a glimpse of USS Franklin. What I find interesting is that the "13" on the forward flight deck is starkly bright and prominent against the deck - either (from appearances) white or maybe yellow, but definitely not black against blue deck stain.