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Old 6th March 2018, 12:54
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USS Lexington found

http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...5a12cd1782d2f1

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Old 6th March 2018, 16:35
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Re: USS Lexington found

It is remarkable how well the colors on the F4F are preserved.
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Old 6th March 2018, 21:04
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Re: USS Lexington found

Can an Admin transfer to the WW2 General forum please. Sorry about that.
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Old 7th March 2018, 01:40
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USS Lexington found

Hello

Amazing photographs and I am surprised at how well the camouflage and markings have survived on the Wildcat and Devastators... Hopefully this ship and her lost crew will be respected unlike what has happened to many others.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng...ww2-shipwrecks

Horrido!

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Old 7th March 2018, 01:49
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Re: USS Lexington found

Beside the Japanese 'kill' mark on the Wildcat there is a red mark (looks like a bomb). Anyone know what it represents?
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Old 9th March 2018, 02:34
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USS Lexington Discovered! Awesome Photos!!

https://www.paulallen.com/uss-lexing...ted-rv-petrel/

https://arstechnica.com/information-...-in-coral-sea/
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Old 9th March 2018, 05:20
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Re: USS Lexington found

Gentlemen,

The USS Yorktown (CV-5) was found. The USS Lexingtion (CV-2) is found. Now if only the USS Wasp (CV-7) the USS Hornet (CV-8)and the USS Princeton (CVL-23) could be located.

Edward L. Hsiao
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Old 9th March 2018, 14:10
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Re: USS Lexington found

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Lt. Noel Gayler
http://warbirdinformationexchange.or...hp?f=3&t=66291
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Old 9th March 2018, 15:40
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USS Lexington found

Hello

If indeed this aircraft was that flown by Gayler (and all the evidence seems to indicate it was) then possibly the small red bomb represents the attacks by his division [first section: Lieutenant Noel Gayler and Ensign Dale Peterson; second section: Lieutenant Albert Vorse and Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert Morgan] during the raid on Lae on 10 March 1942. The four pilots of VF-3 strafed and bombed four 8-cm high-angle antiaircraft guns, went on to strafe and drop 30-lbs fragmentation bombs on buildings near the airfield and later strafed the light cruiser Yubari, a destroyer and an auxiliary minesweeper in the harbor. They reported fires on the latter two vessels. This information is taken from The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway by Lundstrom.

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Old 9th March 2018, 19:26
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Re: USS Lexington found

You guys didn't like my post announcing the same thing, with photos, the day before?

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