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Re: Questions for Tracy White
Yes I suspected that as many of her sisters had some of their masts removed during the closing months of the war. Antenna mast data is something I have been relying on the tables that appear an an annex to Trzibaschitsch's "Aircraft Carriers of the U S Navy" It has no notation for Shangri-La having her mast reduced, so my assumption was either the data was incomplete in the book or CV38 had them removed just after the close of hostilities. I knew she only had two mounted forward when she came out of mothballs.
Appears from that photo that the only thing sh landed post war, were the two aft antenna towers
For what it's worth, that happened during the war .
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