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USS INDEPENDENCE  CVL-22

A War Diary of the Nation’s First Dedicated Night Carrier

ISBN:  978-0-9838869-1-4

Index 

A

“Able” (Test - Bikini),  752-759

Aircraft types  - See Aircraft Types Section on pages;

                 (U.S.) 70-73,  (Japan)  331-333

Air Groups / Squadrons   (in order of their assignment aboard) (Dates Aboard - see page 795)

                 Carrier Air Group 22                             Pages   64   -  249

                 VF-6                                                           Pages   142 -  249

                 VF-33 (Rabaul only)                             Pages   200 -  208

                 CVLG(N)-41                                           Pages   287 -  526

                 CVLG-46                                                 Pages   533 -  638

                 CVLG-27                                                 Pages   638 -  723

                 CVLG-21                                                 Pages   723 -  733

                 Squadron Logos,  797

                 Air Group Aircraft Markings & Insignias, 796

Alameda, Calif. NAS,  128, 274, 277, 278, 280, 281, 286, 287, 312, 526, 734, 735

Amami Oshima,  376, 378, 516, 591, 596, 599, 600, 604, 609

Amoy,  503, 507, 510

Angaur Island, 327, 329, 332, 333, 338, 343, (also see Palau)

Angeles Airfield, Philippines, 350, 351, 470, 471, 495

Aparri Airfield, Philippines,  322, 400, 444, 446, 448, 493

B

B-29s,  515, 557, 589, 621, 648, 679, 682-684, 686, 751, 754, 763

Babcock & Wilcox Co.,  32, 267, 799

Badger, Oscar Charles, Rear Admiral, 642, 678-680

“Baker” (Test), 751, 759, 763-765

Baker Island ,  146, 159,

Balintang Channel,  501, 503, 513, 514

Bambam  Airfield, Philippines, 468, 470, 471

Bard, Ralph A.,  38

Bashi Channel,  498, 501, 503

Batangas Airfield, Philippines, 444, 446, 467, 468, 471

Betio (Bititu)  Island,  213, 215, 217, 219, 220

Bikini Atoll, 272, 746, 749-755, 759, 763-766, 770

Blandy, W.H.P. Vice Admiral, 750-753, 755

Blimps (non-rigid airships), 94, 111

                 K-75,   Goodyear, K-class,  277

                 K-105, Goodyear, K-class,  274

                 K-121, Goodyear, K-class,  274

                 K-155, Goodyear, K-class,  276

“Bockscar”,  684, 686

Bogan, Gerald Francis, Rear Admiral,  20, 309, 320, 325, 321, 341, 342, 357, 362, 365, 372, 376, 385,

                 408, 411, 412, 422, 427, 432, 441, 446, 460, 462, 473, 489, 513, 517, 535, 572, 573, 583, 780

Borneo,  17, 376, 402

Bougainville Island, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 208, 767

Brunei,  323, 402

C

Camden,  New Jersey, 16, 18, 21, 38, 40, 41, 50, 103, 107, 363

Camranh Bay,  503, 504, 507

“Cairo Declaration”, 669, 670

Convoy HI-86 (IJN convoy), 504, 505

Coron Bay, Philippines,  353-357, 405-407

Churchill, Winston, Prime Minister, 668

Clark Airfield, Philippines, 347-349, 350, 351, 377, 436, 437, 444, 446, 467, 468, 470, 471, 496

Clark, Joseph James, Rear Admiral, 460, 519, 535, 620, 631

Index 

D

“Dave’s Dream”,  754

Delaware Bay / River, 21, 27, 38, 39, 53, 62-64, 99, 103, 107, 108, 363, 408

Denfeld, Lewis Emil, Rear Admiral, 642

Dispositions, 810-813

Draemel, Milo Fredrick, Rear Admiral, 50

E

Ellice Islands,  240, 244, 246, 249, 250, 272

Eniwetok,  271, 272, 296, 302-304, 308, 309, 313, 317, 318, 320, 330, 362, 523, 529-532, 640

“Enola Gay”,  682

Ewen, Edward Coyle, (Independence Captain),  36, 295, 296, 302, 306, 311, 319, 330, 408, 411, 412, 422, 424,                  443, 444, 459, 463, 465, 469, 473, 474, 490, 509, 512, 513, 521, 526, 775, 776

F

Fairlamb Jr., George R., Captain (Independence Captain),  50, 67, 152, 167, 168, 775, 776

Farallon Islands,  126, 262, 263, 274, 277, 734, 736, 767

“Fat Man” (Nagasaki device),  681, 684, 686, 754

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, T.H.,  133, 135-137, 142, 144-146, 149-151, 170, 254-256, 286, 287-289, 291, 292-295,                  297, 299, 301, 302, 312, 526, 528, 529, 749

Formosa,  296, 329, 373, 374, 376-378, 385-388, 390-398, 400, 402, 404, 425, 426, 448, 487, 489-491, 495-501,                  510, 511, 514-516, 551

Funafuti Island,  211, 214, 226, 240, 241, 244, 246, 247, 249, 250, 252, 266

G

Gardner, Matthias B., Rear Admiral,  484, 492, 509

Gilbert Islands,  17, 160, 197, 211, 212, 214, 217, 220, 246, 271, 272, 767   (map 212)

Groves, Leslie R., General, 682

Guam Island, 11, 17, 155, 272, 279, 358, 363, 438, 481, 515, 530-532, 581, 639-640, 690, 723, 728, 736-737, 739,                  740

H

Halsey Jr., William Fredrick (“Bull”), Admiral (Fleet Adm. Dec. 1945),  10, 18, 20, 138, 139, 197, 199, 208, 324, 331,                  332, 338, 341, 349, 350, 353, 385, 390, 392, 396, 397, 400, 402, 403, 406-408, 412-414, 421, 430, 432,                  436, 457, 459, 460, 473, 477, 503, 620, 621, 631, 643, 651, 654, 665-666, 691, 694, 703, 709, 734, 780

Hampton Roads, Virginia,  64, 66, 77

Hiroshima, Japan,  681, 682, 751

Hokkaido, Japan,  651, 653-656, 669, 683, 684

Honolulu, Hawaii, 135-136, 138, 145, 146, 186, 187, 264, 280, 287, 296, 299, 392, 526

Honshu, Japan,  534, 543, 545, 602, 654, 655, 663-665, 669, 674, 682-685, 687-689, 701, 702, 704-706, 712

Hunters Point, Calif.,  29, 262-264, 266-269, 273, 275-278, 281, 296, 305, 735, 736, 741, 767, 770, 800, 801

I

Ie Shima (Okinawa), 586, 587, 613

Indochina,  498, 503, 506, 507

Iwo Jima,  515, 527, 688, 689, 690, 737-739

J

Japanese aircraft photos,  335-337   (“Betty”,  “Dinah”,  “Emily”, “Frances”, "Frank", "George", "Grace", "Hap",                  “Jake”, “Jill”, “Judy”, “Mavis”, “Nick”, “Oscar”, “Rufe”, “Sally”, “Tojo”, “Tony”, “Topsy”, "Val",                  “Zero” or “ Zeke”)

Johnson, Rudolph Lincoln., Commander (Independence XO / Captain), 40, 101, 167, 170, 171, 177-179, 182, 189,                  191, 198, 203, 206, 210, 240, 241, 247, 251, 252, 255, 257, 261, 262, 265, 266, 281, 289, 290, 295, 296,                  311, 312, 775, 776

K

Kadena Airfield, Okinawa, 556, 558, 580

Kagoshima Bay, Japan,  562, 581, 628

Kanoya Airfield, Japan,  549, 563, 581, 582

Kerama Retto,  551, 554, 556, 597, 599, 601

Kikai Shima / Kikai Airfield, 575, 578, 590-592, 599-601, 603, 606, 605, 609, 627, 628

Index 

Kindell, Noland M., (Independence Captain),  526, 527, 529-533, 535, 541, 544, 555, 558, 565-567, 569, 574, 575,                  582, 585, 592, 613, 618, 619, 628, 629, 632, 635, 642, 647-648, 650, 653-655, 657, 663, 673, 678-  681,                  697-701, 704, 722, 729, 731, 752, 754, 755, 759, 763, 765-767, 775, 777

King, Ernest Joseph, Commander-in-Chief U.S. Fleet & CNO, 20, 38, 257, 414, 779

Kita-Daito Island,  558, 559, 634

Knox, Frank, Secretary of the Navy,  16, 38, 267

Kobe, Japan,  534, 543, 545, 666

Koniya Seaplane Base, Amami-O-Shima,  596, 604

Koriyama Airfield, Japan,  684, 687

Kure, Japan,  534, 543, 545, 664, 665, 666, 671, 672

Kurita, Takeo, Vice Admiral - IJN, 278, 402, 403, 407-409, 411-41 ,

Kwajalein Atoll,  271, 272, 479, 497, 743, 751, 764-767

Kyushu, Japan,  517, 543-545, 547, 549, 551, 560-563, 572, 573, 578, 581, 582, 586, 589, 622, 624, 627, 628, 632,                  633, 670, 672, 700

L

Lee Jr., Willis Augustus ("Ching"), Vice Admiral, 357, 358, 361, 701

Leyte, 278, 313, 339, 341, 342, 349, 350, 373, 376, 400, 402, 404-408, 412, 413, 415, 416, 418, 433, 441, 453,                  455, 477, 481, 609, 632, 634-638, 640, 646, 694, 767

Leyte Gulf,  402, 407, 416, 512, 514, 516, 535-538, 639, 640, 643-645

Lingayen Field, & Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, 349, 350, 351, 346, 444, 446, 466, 468, 470, 498

Lipa Airfield, Philippines, 444, 446, 447, 467, 468, 471

“Little Boy” (Hiroshima device),  681

Long Beach, Calif.,  739, 746

Los Angeles, Calif., 738, 739

Luzon,  296, 338, 341, 347-349, 350, 352, 353, 357, 390, 395, 396, 400, 401, 405, 406, 412, 416, 419, 420, 430,                  434, 436, 441, 444-446, 448, 452, 454, 456, 457, 462, 463, 465, 466, 469-473, 477, 480, 481, 489, 492,                  493, 495-499, 501, 502, 512-515, 638, 767

M

Mabalacat Airfield, Philippines,  444, 446, 467, 468

MacArthur, Douglas, General,  17. 20, 208, 296, 320, 376, 400, 402, 405, 477, 691, 692, 707-709, 722

Machinato Airfield, Okinawa,  580, 591

Manila,  346-347, 349-350, 352, 357, 376, 419-420, 426, 444, 448, 454-455, 463-467, 469, 471-472, 503, 696,                  697, 703

Manila Bay, 329, 343, 352, 356, 357, 419, 420, 444, 456, 471

Maps & Charts

                 Balingtang Channel, 501

                 Betitu (Betito) Island -  see Tarawa Atoll, 213

                 Central Pacific, 245, 272, 279    Pacific Map - 808-809 

                 Convoy HI-86 (IJN), 505,506

                 Coron Bay Strike,  355

                 Funifuti Island location,  245

                 Gilbert & Marshal Islands,  212, 202, 235, 245, 272

                 Japan,  626

                 Kwajalein Atoll (Kwajalein Isl. / Namur Isl. / Roi Isl.), 271 (location - 272)

                 Manila Area / Lake Tall Area, 323

                 Marcus Island,  156              ( location - see Pacific Ocean Area, 808-809)

                 Marshall Islands, 212, 202, 235, 245, 272

                 Nansei Shoto (Ryukyu Islands / Okinawa) Track Chart - (29-30 Mar.1945), 561

                 Nansei Shoto (Ryukyu Islands / Okinawa) Track Chart - (29 Apr.-1 May 1945), 598

                 Nansei Shoto (Ryukyu Islands / Okinawa) Track Chart - (9-1 May 1945), 610

                 Okinawa / Kerama Retto / Ie Shima / Okinawa Airfields,  552

                 Okinawa - Submarine Exclusion Zone, 568

                 Pacific Ocean Area, 808-809 

                 Palau Islands (Angaur, Babelthuap, Koror, Peleliu) / Philippine Sea Area, 321

Index 

Maps & Charts continued

                 Philippine Airfields / Philippine Area, 322, 323            

                 Philippine Sea - Battle of the Philippine Sea, 279

                 Rabaul (New Britain Island),  207

                 Rabaul Raid Track Chart (11 Nov 1943), 209

                 Ryukyu Islands - see Nansei Shoto

                 Solomon Sea - “Cartwheel” Area (and Bismarck Archipelago), 139

                 Tarawa Atoll, 213                                  ( location - see 245, 272)

                 Tarawa  Area Radar Track Chart (18 Nov 1943), 218

                 Tarawa  Area Track Summary Chart (20 Nov 1943 Betty Bomber Attack), 227-228

                 Ulithi Atoll,                            ( location - see 272)

                 Wake Island,  172                 ( location - see Pacific Ocean Area, 808-809)                

Marcus Island,   152-161, 166, 172, 176, 188, 190, 197, 217 (AKA Minami Tori Shima )

Mare Island, Calif.,  116, 117, 126, 127, 128, 264, 281, 286

Mariana Islands,  204, 271, 272, 278, 360, 361, 377, 515, 548, 722, 736, 737, 740

Marshall Islands,  160, 176, 217, 272, 296, 308, 531, 749, 750, 762  (map 212)

McCain Sr., John Sidney “Slew”, Vice Admiral,  20, 168, 312, 331, 385, 422, 427, 443, 477, 620, 621, 624, 643                  677, 709, 781

Midway Island,  17-19, 153, 176, 430, 736

Minami-Daito Shima,  558, 559, 571, 575, 586, 605, 633, 634

Minami Tori Shima - See Marcus Island

Mindanao,  329, 331, 331, 333, 337, 338, 342, 357, 406, 431

Mindoro,  353, 357, 402, 409, 411, 431, 460, 462, 463, 465, 469, 472, 473, 480

Mitscher, Marc Andrew ("Pete"), Vice Admiral,  20, 320, 331, 353, 357, 385, 533, 535, 551, 599, 613, 616, 620,                  779, 781

Miyakonojo Airfield,  624, 627

Miyazaki Airfield, 624, 625, 627

Montgomery, Alfred Eugene, Admiral,  173, 176, 182, 183, 197, 203, 319, 776

Mullinnix, Henry M., Rear Admiral,  247

N

Nagasaki, Japan,  684, 686, 751

Nansei Shoto,  373, 374, 376-378, 516, 517, 535, 551, 555, 561, 604

New York Ship Building Corporation (NYSB) 16, 21, 26, 38-41, 50, 54, 800

Nichols Airfield, Philippines,  350, 357, 444, 446, 469, 470, 471

Night Intruder Mission,  334

Nimitz Sr., Chester William, Fleet Admiral (Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and CinC Pacific Oceans                  Area),  20, 38, 140, 158, 249, 257, 271, 296, 349, 390, 406, 414, 436, 551, 572, 651, 665, 708, 709, 779

Nishimura, Shoji, Vice Admiral - IJN,  4Ang2, 403, 412

O

Okinawa, Okinawa Shima,  293, 297, 373, 376-378, 425, 491, 516, 517, 535, 551, 553-557, 558, 560, 561, 563-                 567, 569-592, 594-597, 599-608, 611, 613, 618-636, 638, 642, 767

“Operation Crossroads”,  744, 746, 747, 749, 750-753, 759, 763, 764,

“Operation Iceberg” 551 (see Okinawa)

“Operation Magic Carpet”,  731, 735-745

“Operation Stalemate II”, 320, 324-329, 332

Ozawa, Jisaboro, Vice Admiral - IJN,  278, 279, 403, 408, 412, 413

P

Palau,  278, 312, 320, 321, 327-329, 331-333, 337, 343-345, 349, 363, 373

Palawan Islands / Palawan Passage,  321, 353, 357, 402, 403

Panama / Panama Canal,  107, 109, 118, 119, 120, 640

Pearl Harbor,   16, 17, 19, 48, 103, 127-130, 132, 133, 135-137, 141, 142, 144-146, 149-152, 165-167, 170, 180,                  185-188, 191, 196, 212, 240, 247, 248, 250, 252-256, 261, 278, 280-283, 286-289, 291-297, 299, 301,                  302, 310-312, 330, 363, 390, 391, 431, 477, 496, 518, 520-529, 531, 534, 541, 581, 592, 639, 640, 719,                  743, 744, 748, 749, 766, 767, 801

Index 

Philadelphia Navy Yard,  39-41, 48, 50-55, 59, 63, 68, 91, 95, 98-100, 107, 247, 307, 732

Philippines,  17-18, 320, 329, 331-333, 337-339, 341-343, 346-347, 350, 352-353, 356-357, 373, 376, 388, 391,                  393, 396, 400, 402, 404-408, 413, 415-416, 418-420, 430, 434, 436, 438, 441, 443, 446, 456, 460, 465,

                 469, 472, 477, 482, 492, 495, 560, 636, 638-639, 644

Philippine Sea,  278, 279, 330, 353, 376, 403, 407, 501, 514, 515, 671

Portland, Oregon,  3, 729-734

Port Moresby, 18, 19, 138, 199

“Potsdam Declaration”,  668-669, 688, 691-693

Pownall, Charles Alan, Rear Admiral,  158, 271

R

Rabaul, New Brittan, 17, 138, 139, 188, 197-200, 202, 206-210, 217, 251, 796

Radford, Arthur William, Rear Admiral, 20, 137, 144, 152, 167, 173, 534, 535, 551, 565, 571, 585, 599, 618-621,                  628, 631, 642-644, 647-648, 650, 677, 678, 679-681, 691, 699, 711, 712, 777, 780

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, President,  16, 17, 38, 101, 143, 267, 296, 577, 578, 579, 582, 668

Ryden, R.W., Rear Admiral,  38, 40, 41

Ryukyu Islands,  376-378, 389, 491, 497, 516, 517, 551, 557, 558, 561, 563-566, 569-574, 577, 579, 581, 583, 585                 -589, 591-597, 599-609, 611, 618,-623, 629, 631-634

S

Saigon,  503, 507, 509

Saipan,  272, 278, 279, 357, 358, 360, 361, 376, 515, 722-725, 727, 728, 731, 736, 737, 740, 743, 745

Sakishima Gunto Islands,  516, 570

San Bernardino Strait,  278, 341, 353, 402, 407, 408, 410-412, 414, 415, 430, 431

San Diego, Calif.,  120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 142, 310, 312, 541, 596, 639, 640, 709, 746, 747

San Francisco, Calif.,  8, 126-129, 135, 161, 261-267, 270, 273-277, 280, 281, 286, 287, 312, 363, 731, 733-736,                  765, 767, 768,

San Pedro, Calif., 729, 739, 743-749, 751

San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf,  637-640, 642-643

Sea Trials,  41, 50, 63, 273-276, 278,

Sherman, Fredrick Carl, Rear Admiral, 197, 200-304, 331, 385, 412, 535, 620, 781

Shikoku, Japan,  589, 664, 665, 670-672

Shima, Kiyohide, Vice Admiral - IJN,  396, 397, 402, 403, 412

Ships  -  United States

                 Ship Name, Hull Number, Class, Description, page #

USS ADMIRALTY ISLANDS, CVE-99, Casablanca, Escort Carrier, 569, 743

USS AJAX, AR-6, Vulcan, Repair Ship, 759, 765-767

USS ALABAMA, BB-60, South Dakota, Battleship,  194, 196, 358, 385, 415, 477

USS ALASKA, CB-1, Alaska, Battlecruiser, 457, 535, 544, 546, 550, 558, 563, 633-636, 642

USS ALBACORE, SS-218, Gato, Submarine, 278

USS ALCYONE, AKA-7, Arcturus, Attack Cargo Ship, 675, 715

USS ALDEBARAN, AF-10, Provision Store Ship,  368, 372, 634, 648-649, 703-704, 711

USS ALLEN M. SUMNER, DD-692, Allen M. Sumner, Destroyer, 722-725, 728, 730

USS AMSTERDAM, converted to USS INDEPENDENCE,  16, 21, 23, 26, 745

USS ANTIETAM, CV-36, Essex, Aircraft Carrier, 743

USS ARAPAHO, ATF-68, Navajo, Fleet Ocean Tug,  250, 252, 254

USS ARIZONA, BB-39, Pennsylvania, Battleship,  135, 136, 247, 254, 287

USS ARKANSAS, BB-33, Wyoming, Battleship,  107, 746, 764, 765

USS ARTEMIS, AKA-21, Artemis, Attack Cargo Ship,  766

USS ASHTABULA, AO-51, Cimarron, Fleet Oiler, 555

USS ASTORIA, CL-90, Cleveland, Light Cruiser, 746

USS ATASCOSA, AO-66, Atascosa, Fleet Oiler, 197, 483, 497, 620, 697

USS ATLANTA, CL-51, Atlanta, Anti-aircraft Cruiser, 486, 711, 712

USS ATTU, CVE-102, Casablanca, Escort Carrier, 630

USS AUCILLA, AO-56, Ashtabula, Fleet Oiler, 592

USS AULT, DD-698, Allen M. Sumner, Destroyer, 509, 702

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