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Old 12th February 2018, 09:24
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Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

A few years ago I bookmarked several appendices pages of a site at www.centuryinter.net, but sadly the site is now defunct.
The site's appendices detailed for each of the units, eg VB-3, VF-3, VF-6 and so on, each aircraft code for each mission and also listed the crewmembers for each aircraft for each mission. The relevant appenices on the old site were, from memory, either 4 or 7.
I have since found some info for VB-3, VS-5, VB-6 and VS-6 at various other sites, but really want VF-3, VF-5 and VF-6 in particular, and these still elude me.
The information is like this -
3-B-1 Lt-Cdr.M.F. Leslie GALLAGHER, W.E. ARM1c
3-B-2 Lt(jg) P.A. Holmberg LA PLANT G.A., AMM2c
3-B-3 Ensign P.W. Schlegel SHROPSHIRE, J.A., ARM2c
3-B-4 Ensign R.K. Campbell CRAIG, H.H., AMM1c
3-B-5 Ensign A.W. Hanson GODFREY, J.J., ARM3c
3-B-6 Ensign R.H. Benson BERGERON, F.P., ARM3c
As the battle continuedand aircraft were lost, the code order didn't look as neat as that above.
Did anyone here happen to save the info? Can anyone tell me if this info was saved on another site? If so, where?? Is it available anywhere else?
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Old 12th February 2018, 10:28
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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

Have you tried the Web Archive website:
https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.centuryinter.net

Websites will usually be incomplete but you can still find what you search.
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Old 12th February 2018, 11:24
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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

Have you also tried the book "THE FIRST TEAM" by JOHN B.LUNDSTROM it may give you the info you are looking for. peter.r
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Old 12th February 2018, 13:14
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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

Thanks Laurent - found most of it at the link you provided. The bits I had found already were at an archive site archive.li.
Thanks for the book reference Peter.
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Old 12th February 2018, 13:42
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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

You can find transcriptions of the VB-3 report and others are here
http://www.midway1942.com/docs/usn_doc_08.shtml
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Old 12th February 2018, 21:08
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Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

Another book is Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway by Stephen L. Moore which details the dive bomber crews in the Battle of Midway. Another book of his is The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal by Stephen L. Moore which deals with dive bomber crews from December 7 through Coral Sea, then Guadalcanal.

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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

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You can find transcriptions of the VB-3 report and others are here
http://www.midway1942.com/docs/usn_doc_08.shtml
Thanks for that. I had alrerady seen this site, but it doesn't list any of the fighter groups.
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Old 17th February 2018, 03:33
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Re: Carrier Air Group detail for the Battle of Midway

Ah! And there is himself taking off in the morning CAP in F-13.
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Onl...00/g312016.jpg
He was one of maybe five VF-3 aviators to actually fly his assigned plane in the battle, Leonard in #13, Tootle in #18, DC "Tom" Barnes in #17, Bass in #22 and, of course, Thach who switched from the slightly shot-up, and more importantly, un-refueled #23 of the morning strike escort to his assigned #1 for the torpedo plane interception. Those are the only ones I can think of. Everyone else took what was spotted when their time came to launch for whatever purpose.

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