Book Table of Contents

USS INDEPENDENCE  CVL-22

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

ISBN:  978-0-9838869-1-4

                                 Contents

 

Preface                                                                                                                    

             Introduction - Reading This Book

             Key to sources of Diary Entries & Memoirs

             Definitions / Glossary

1. Pacific War Overview

                 1941, 1942 & War Plan Orange

2. From Concept to Launching          

             The Shipyard

             USS INDEPENDENCE Evolves

             The Design

             Launching the USS INDEPENDENCE

             The Crew

3. Commissioning to Sea Trials

             Sea Trials

4. Air Group 22 Comes Aboard

             The Air Group

             Squadrons

             Aircraft

             Out To Sea

5. From the Atlantic Fleet to Hawaii

6. Training for War - Enter VF-6

7. Into Harms Way - Marcus Island and Wake Island Raids

September 1, 1943 — Marcus Island

R. L. Johnson assumes command

                 October 5-6, 1943 — Wake Island

8. The Rabaul Raid

                 November 11, 1943 — Rabaul

9. Operation Galvanic - Tarawa

November 18-20, 1943 — Tarawa

November 20, 1943 — Torpedoed

10. The Torpedo’s Aftermath

11. Steaming to Pearl Harbor

12. A Night Carrier Emerges             

13. Return to War - Operation Stalemate II

September 6-7, 1944 — Palau

September 9-10, 1944 — Mindanao

Japanese Aircraft

September 12-14, 1944 — Visayas

September 17, 1944 — Palau

September 21-22, 1944 — Manila, Luzon

September 24, 1944 — Coron Bay

14. Typhoon at Ulithi Atoll

15. Nansei Shoto and Formosa

                 October 10, 1944 — Nansei Shoto

             October 12-14, 1944 — Formosa

                 October 12-14, 1944 — Formosa

16. Leyte

October 18, 1944 — Luzon

October 20 – 22, 1944 — Visayas, Leyte

October 24-25, 1944 — Philippine Sea Battle

October 28 - 31, 1944 — Luzon

November 4-6, 1944 — Luzon

17. Philippines - Luzon

November 19, 1944 — Luzon

November 24-25, 1944 — Luzon

18. Operation Obliteration - Mindoro Invasion

                 December 14-16, 1944 — Luzon

19. Cobra Strikes

                 December 17-19, 1944 — Typhoon Cobra

                 December 21, 1944 — Luzon

20. Formosa

January 4, 1945 — Formosa

January 6-7, 1945 — Luzon

January 9, 1945 — Formosa

21. South China Sea

January 10-20, 1945 — South China Sea, Indochina

Cape des Hirondelles, Indochina

22. Yet Another Typhoon

January 21, 1945 — Formosa

January 22, 1945 — Okinawa

23. Striking the Japanese Homeland

                 March 18-19, 1945 — Kyushu, Japan

24. Operation Iceberg - Invasion of Okinawa

March 23 -24, 1945 — Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands

“Operation Iceberg”

March 26 -27 , 1945 — Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands

March 29, 1945 — Kyushu, Japan

March 30 –31, 1945 — Okinawa

April 1-2, 1945 — Okinawa

April 5, 1945 — Sakishima

April 9-10, 1945 — Okinawa

April 9-10, 1945 — Okinawa

25. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

April 12-15, 1945 — Okinawa

April 17-20, 1945 — Okinawa

April 22-23, 1945 — Okinawa

April 26-27, 1945 — Okinawa

April 29-30, 1945 — Okinawa

May 1, 1945 — Okinawa

May 3-6, 1945 — Okinawa

26. Germany Surrenders - The Pacific War grinds on!

May 8-11, 1945 — Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands

May 29-30, 1945 — Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands

27. Target Japan

June 2-3, 1945 — Kyushu, Japan

June 4-7, 1945 — Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands

June 5 — Typhoon “Viper”

28. Air Group CVLG-27 Relives Air Group CVLG-46

June 8, 1945 — Kyushu, Japan

July 10, 1945 - Tokyo, Japan

July 13-15, 1945 - Honshu & Hokkaido, Japan

29. The “Gadget” - A New Era Begins

July 17, 1945 - Tokyo & Nojima Cape, Japan

July 18, 1945 - Battleship Nagato

July 24, 1945 - Honshu, Kure, Japan

July 25, 1945 - Honshu, Kure, Kobe & Maizuru, Japan

30. Kure - OYODO Succumbs

July 28, 1945 - Honshu, Kure, Japan (OYODO)

July 30, 1945 - Tokyo & Maizuru, Japan

31. “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” Prevail

August 8-10, 1945 - Honshu, Tokyo, Japan

August 11-14, 1945 - Honshu, Tokyo, Japan

32. Japan Surrenders !

                 August 15, 1945 - Patrolling off Tokyo, Japan

33. Official Surrender of Japan         

                 September 2, 1945

34. Dropped Anchor in Tokyo Bay    

35. Portland, Oregon & Operation Magic Carpet    

36. “Operation Crossroads” and Beyond

             Overview

             “Able”

             “Baker”

Awards

San Francisco 

The Deep Blue Sea — Davy Jones Locker

They had been shipmates !

In Honor of Those Killed or Missing

Captains

The Admirals  

Crew Photos

Squadron Data

Dates Aboard CVL-22

CVL-22 Aircraft Markings

Squadron Logos

Specifications

Maps / Charts (Also see Index - Maps)

Dispositions (Task Group - Diagrams)

Index

Contributors To This Publication

Dedication

 

 

 

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