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by diddyriddick
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

i have been digging a little myself the princeton had 10 torpedo bombers and 23 fighters have been in touch with princeton survivors group awaiting info thanks for your help This is troubling for a couple of reasons. In the photo above from her shakedown cruise, Princeton is not carrying torpedo bo...
by diddyriddick
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

i have been digging a little myself the princeton had 10 torpedo bombers and 23 fighters have been in touch with princeton survivors group awaiting info thanks for your help This is troubling for a couple of reasons. In the photo above from her shakedown cruise, Princeton is not carrying torpedo bo...
by diddyriddick
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

i have been digging a little myself the princeton had 10 torpedo bombers and 23 fighters have been in touch with princeton survivors group awaiting info thanks for your help This is troubling for a couple of reasons. In the photo above from her shakedown cruise, Princeton is not carrying torpedo bo...
by diddyriddick
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

diddyriddick wrote:This might help, too.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-ref.html
Also....Be careful. The ship in Leyte Gulf on October 24 was CVL-23. There was a later Princeton called CV-37.
by diddyriddick
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

by diddyriddick
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

Thank-you date may have been 24 Oct 44 I have original citation will double check That could narrow the search dramatically. USS Princeton was sunk off Leyte on the 24th. I know that she had fighters airborne, but they had a crew of one. It is possible that she had bombers returning from strikes or...
by diddyriddick
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

Ok...I've whittled it down a bit....Wasp, Hornet, Hancock, Cowpens and Monterey were in John McCain’s Task Force 38.1 which was sent to Ulithi on the 22nd, so those are unlikely. CVs: Intrepid(VA-75) Essex Lexington Franklin Enterprise CVLs: Independence Cabot Princeton Langley San Jacinto Belleau W...
by diddyriddick
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: tacloban,leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: tacloban,leyte

There were about 30 carriers involved in Leyte at that time. Did your Dad say why the plane landed at Tacloban? Based on the date of the 22nd, my guess would be that it was probably forced down by mechanical problems. A crew of two indicates that it was probably either an SBD Dauntless or an SB2C He...
by diddyriddick
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Member-JBoston
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: New Member-JBoston

Welcome to the forum!

I grew up in the burbs of North Dallas myself! Nice to meet ya!
by diddyriddick
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 45911

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Re-reading War Plan Orange: The US Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward S. Miller. Since I am rereading, I won't say there are any eye-openers, but it does challenge some of what I believed to be true about WWII. Specifically, there was an ongoing disagreement between the Navy and the Army ...
by diddyriddick
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: New Member

Welcome to the site!
by diddyriddick
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 59
Views: 57155

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Tom, Welcome to the forum! I don't mean to be argumentative, but my understanding is that the TBF made its first operational ground-based flight during the battle of Midway, a month after Coral Sea. Carrier based operations for the Avenger were later, still. In fact, the Avenger was so new that it o...
by diddyriddick
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 2549

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum, John. Thank you for your service!
by diddyriddick
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: P-40E Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 4494

Re: P-40E Identification

Hello, Rosie. First thing to look at when differentiating the "E" model from others is the number of guns in the wings. "D"s and earlier had only 4 guns in the wings. "E"s had 6. After that, it gets more difficult. Wiki actually has a pretty good overview. Look about 2/3 down the page. http://en.wik...
by diddyriddick
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Hi to all
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Re: Hi to all

Mikka! Gruß dich! Willcommen!

Hello, Jezzica! Nice to meet you!