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This page was last accessed on 2017-10-18


Message Number: 148 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 19:12:15 CST
[IP = 73.181.243.120] -
Name:  Timothy M Yeager Jr
Comments:

hello, my fathers uncle, my great uncle, william hayes of Philadelphia, PA, was on board this vessel during wwii and the leyte engagement. If anyone remembers my uncle i would love to learn more about him.


Thank you for your time,

Tim


Message Number: 147 - Thursday, September 1, 2016 21:27:33 CST
[IP = 68.98.124.56] -
Name:  John Adams
Comments:

My Father, Joseph B. Adams, was a F6F Hellcat Pilot on the USS Independence toward the conclusion of WWII. He passed away on April 28th, 2016. He is greatly missed. Thank You to all others who served beside him.


Message Number: 146 - Thursday, August 18, 2016 13:56:37 CST
[IP = 24.144.43.173] -
Name:  John Lambert
Comments:

http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/08/uss-independence-cvl-22-and-operation-crossroads/


Message Number: 145 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 08:20:14 CST
[IP = 206.126.170.20] -
Name:  Andy Wilson
Comments:

Hello,

My Granfather, William Giver, Served on the the Independence. He passed away when i was 5 in 1978. I know he was a gunner or was apart of one of the AA teams.

If any one has photos with names of the gunners i would greatly appreciate them.

Or if you have a story that Bill giver is Mentioned i would love to hear it.

The only story I remember him telling me was about a battle where the ship was damanaged. I assume it was before the repair state side.


Message Number: 144 - Friday, November 13, 2015 11:24:22 CST
[IP = 206.126.220.23] -
Name:  Tom Niebler
Comments:

11/13/15


My brother-in-law is James P. Scanlon now deceased. He was involved with Radar on CV-22. His wife is my sister Virginia who is now 90 years old. She lives in a nursing facility in Norwood, Mass. Her daughter Sue lives near her and looks after her. God Bless him and all veterans.


Tom


Message Number: 143 - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 17:18:15 CST
[IP = 64.12.116.72] -
Name:  Louis P Cross
Comments:

Sir, I am interested in knowing what the emblem of VTN-41 was. If you can send an image It would be appreciated. Thanks for your time, Louis


Message Number: 142 - Sunday, August 16, 2015 20:25:23 CST
[IP = 96.31.215.154] -
Name:  John G. Lambert
Comments:

USS INDEPENDENCE CVL-22 Presentation (15 August 2015) newspaper article link:

http://thecabin.net/news/2015-08-15/memory-mighty-i#comments

Nice article … a few errors.


Message Number: 141 - Monday, June 22, 2015 15:31:11 CST
[IP = 24.123.204.185] -
Name:  Mary Kennett
Comments:

i very much enjoy your site. I do have a very important question, and am hoping someone can help me. My father, Paul R. Kennett is currently in failing health and, has dementia. But, he often talks of his service days in the navy during WW II. Recently he recalled serving on a ship called the USS Independace. He speaks of the Phillipines, etc. is this the crew and ship he served with and was on? Does anyone remember him? Please forward any information, if you would. Thank you.






Message Number: 140 - Monday, May 11, 2015 19:56:22 CST
[IP = 69.35.211.246] -
Name:  Terry Rushing
Comments:

My daddy, Henry O. Rushing, served as a Gunner's Mate during the Pacific War. He died in December of 1989 before anyone knew of this site; I often think he would have enjoyed being able to have seen this. While I realize that he was not the John Wayne of the Pacific theater, I still always virwed him with awe as having served in combat. I don't recall him ever telling "war stories" but I do recall him telling of the loss of a shipmate and admitting to the feeling of fear during combat. I wish I had asked more questions now; as I was looking at the images of the ship on the sea bottom I wondered which gun tub was his station. There was a scrapbook that had photos and letters from the war years, but after mom died I discovered that many of the photos and all of the correspondence was gone. Considering the fact that were he still living he would be 92, I expect that few, if any of the crew still remain, but if there are any they have my respect for their courage and willingness in a time of great need.


Message Number: 139 - Friday, April 17, 2015 23:47:35 CST
[IP = 209.112.222.66] -
Name:  Mark
Comments:

Here because of the recent news about the vessel, I was touched by the photos on this site. All those young men doing what was asked of them. The greatest generation it is said. Some posters asking to find an old friend, I do hope they connect. Just think that soon enough all this will pass and there will be no whintess's to the reality.