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Hornet (CV8). Aerial, port bow, underway, 10/27/1941

Series: General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 – 1958
Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 – 1983

The aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8), shortly after it was commissioned on October 20, 1941.  Hornet would be sunk only 1 year later, following the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, 1942. However in that short time it launched the Doolittle Raiders, and participated in the decisive Battle of Midway, and in the Solomon Islands campaign.