A SHIP TO REMEMBER by Alexander Griffin
Kirkus Star


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The gallant, grim of The Hornet, U. S. aircraft carrier, segments of which appear and reappear in the Pacific annals of the years of war. Here is exciting coverage of her one year lifespan, from the first few weeks of training for a green crew and obsolete planes, to the chaperonage crossing to Japan carrying Doolittle's army planes. First action, long craved, at Midway, and the terrific punishment in the action undergone by the men of Torpedo : the rendezvous with the balance of the fleet in the South Pacific and the death of the Wasp; then the volunteer job to Guadalcanal where the carrier substituted for Henderson Field while the latter was out of commission; out to men again and, quarry of an entire enemy fleet, the inevitable sinking as Jap planes attacked while the Hornet's fliers were off sinking a Jap carrier. Individual exploits alternate with those of the ship to provide more than its fill of pace and action.

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1943
Publisher: Howell, Soskin