Here’s a bit on a book I’d never had thought would pertain to USS Yorktown, but it indeed does. Aces Against Japan: The American Aces Speak is a collection of first-person accounts by many fighter pilot aces of the Pacific War, one of them being Scott McCuskey, who started out in USS Ranger’s VF-42, and came to the Pacific with Yorktown in December of ’41, and stayed with her through Midway.
For some reason, I failed to include the overall shot of the photos in the previously posted “Life” magazine article. I’ve updated the page in question, which you can view by clicking the photo to the left, or by clicking HERE.
We aim to cover everything Yorktown related on this site, and that includes information on other ships in her group when appropriate. Martin Quinn has done a review of the very nice 1/700 scale USS Hughes, by Niko. Review is HERE.
The September 28th, 1942 edition of “Life” Magazines was one of the first broad releases that U.S.S. Yorktown had been sunk three months before. Uploaded a cover photo, general view of the two-page spread, and the original text of the article HERE.
Added a page of the 1/48th scale CV-5 builder’s model. Still looking for some more information on this model, if anyone has anything to add, let us know.