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cv14 Warship Pictorial
- Warship Pictorial No. 22 -

USS Ticonderoga CV/CVA/CVS-14

Covers the entire history of the big 'T' from World war II, thru the Vietnam War, ending with the Apollo and Skylab recovery missions. Many never before printed photographs were copied from archive sources to produce a visual history of this venerable warship.

The Indestructible Man:
Captain Dixie Kiefer

Dixie Kiefer was a true World War II hero. The first man to fly plane off a ship at night, XO on the carrier USS Yorktown at the Coral Sea and Midway battles , and skipper of USS Ticonderoga while under brutal attack by kamikaze planes. Through it all, he performed coolly and heroically, leading his men through hell and back.

Each of the books reviewed here were written by men who served on the Big "T" during world war II. You will get a first-hand accurate description of carrier operations on Ticonderoga as well as personal experiences .

Wildcats to Tomcats
The Tailhook Navy

"Wildcats to Tomcats" is authored by three who have been there, and have had every title worth having in Naval Aviation. Zeke Cormier, who flew with VF-80 on the Ticonderoga, Wally Shirra, and Phil Wood. All three share their experiences in this amazing book. Every aspect of their glorious and dynamic lives they share! And they don't attempt to paint a rosy picture of the U.S. Navy. All three describe their feats with absolute honesty, no gripes held back.

Autobiography of a WWII Tailhooker

The narrative spans several decade in times of war and peace. It tells of many escapes from death, both before and after becoming a navy flyer with VB-80. I also describe the many close friendships forged early on in flight-training, and aboard several aircraft carriers including USS Ticonderoga while attached to dive bombing squadrons during and following World War Two.

Combat Carriers:
My Brushes With History

Combat Carriers: My Brushes with History is Sommers's personal account of service in World War II. First as a member of Harvard's ROTC program and then as a deck and gunnery ensign aboard the USS Cowpens and USS Ticonderoga
The Hostile Sky

James W. Vernon
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from the book here on site.

A Hellcat Flyer in World War II. Vernon's memoir of his years at war with VF-87 flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga cv14 off of the coast of Japan.

Also recommended...

Hellcat Tales:
A U.S. Navy Fighter Pilot
in World War II

TBF/TBM Avenger
Walk Around No. 25

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

The Restless Wave

by John Mccain

“Senator Lindsey Graham once described his friend John McCain as someone who would ‘run across the street to get in a good fight.’ McCain’s final battle came straight to him. I’m not talking about the one against brain cancer…I’m talking about the one against Donald Trump. He wages it in a forthcoming book, “The Restless Wave"...McCain has always believed, to his core, in sacrifice, honor and allegiance to something larger than oneself…Such grace is unimaginable from Trump. That’s why it’s so vital that McCain is using his waning time to model it.”

The Plot to Hack America

by Malcolm Nance

How Putin?s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election. Malcolm Nance is a former naval intelligence counter-terrorism and intelligence officer; a combat veteran, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape expert, historian, and author. As an American double agent who worked against Russian intelligence in the US, this book shows how Putin’s spies stop at nothing.Every single assertion Nance offers is backed by material from the PUBLIC record, clearly documented in end notes.The Plot to Hack America reads like a spy thriller, but it’s all too real.

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