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Author Topic: USS Lexington, CV-2, US Aircraft Carrier  (Read 3667 times)
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« on: 25 March 2009, 00:44:49 »

this postcard image shows the first USS Lexington, CV-2, which was laid down 8 January 1921 and sunk 8 May 1942.  This postcard is from the 1930s (my best guess); it is at Long Beach CA, so maybe knowing when she was based there/visited there that would pin-point the date better.  The planes appear to be bi-planes, so this my alter the date into the 1920s, too. [this type of postcard wasn't made in the 1920s, but the image might be from the '20s.)

[just looked at my notes on the back of this card; Long Beach was home to the Pacific Fleet until May 1940 when it was moved to Honolulu; don't have the 'start date'.]
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