Over at Joy Neal Kidney’s website, the story of Yorktown crew member E 1/c Donald Wilson, and a copy of his naval citation and commendation medal for assisting with the attempted salvage of CV-5, has been posted. Definitely worth a read.
On YouTube’s “Memoirs of WWII” channel, they’ve published a video of Yorktown crewman Roger Spooner’s account of abandoning the ship during the Battle of Midway. There are inconsistencies in his story against what is known to have happened during the battle (he mentions a Japanese plane crashing into the ship, but there’s no record of that); regardless, it’s worth a watch and very compelling.
The US Naval Institute’s magazine, Naval History, has a feature article on the Yorktown at Midway, and how her experiences there and at Coral Sea helped shape the wartime Navy’s approach to damage control.
The article can be viewed in the print December issue, and is also featured online HERE.