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Re: Pre WW2 USN carrier letters on flight deck.
Your confirming what I suspected about the Langley . As to the Long Island CVE-1 .Well it dawned on me after I submitted the question the Long Island wasn't listed, so figured maybe some one else will bring it up.You did.Thanks .
Terrible of me isn't it. Oh no! Earthquakes and bolts of lighting are striking! Just kidding
Langley never used letters to the best of my knowledge.
Wasp used WASP
Hornet used HNT in a blue/gray color as far as I can tell from black and white photos, and only for a very short time. So short in fact that I doubt if she ever put to sea with them on. There is a picture of the HNT from, I believe Life magazine.
The one you did miss that used letters, again for a very short time was Long Island that used LI
Got a question here . With the Langley kit coming out I wondered what letters of the ship's name were used on the flight deck. Can any one help me fill out the blanks.
Langley CV-1 - ?
Lexington CV-2 - LEX
Saragota CV-3 - SARA
Ranger CV-4 - RNGR
Yorktown CV-5 - YKTN
Enterprise CV-6 - EN
Wasp CV-7 ?
Hornet CV-8 ?
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