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The Picture

Created on: 02/05/16 05:20 PM Views: 1353 Replies: 1
The Picture
Posted Friday, February 5, 2016 05:20 PM
The picture at the top of this page is USS Yorktown aka “The Fighting Lady” returning home from the fight on Oct 20,1945. She had been gone a year. Looking scruffy because she didn’t have too much time to get pretty for the occasion. Look closely and see the pilot boat delivering the pilot to guide her under the Golden Gate bridge and through the bay to be moored at Alameda NAS. Much of her crew are lining the rails, not by order but to see and hear a boat loaded with mostly service women and a band playing, “It’s been a long, long time.” “It was a great day!!”
That picture alone justifies a place on the internet for this website.
 
RE: The Picture
Posted Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:01 PM

 

 


Willie Lagarde wrote:

The picture at the top of this page is USS Yorktown aka “The Fighting Lady” returning home from the fight on Oct 20,1945. She had been gone a year. Looking scruffy because she didn’t have too much time to get pretty for the occasion. Look closely and see the pilot boat delivering the pilot to guide her under the Golden Gate bridge and through the bay to be moored at Alameda NAS. Much of her crew are lining the rails, not by order but to see and hear a boat loaded with mostly service women and a band playing, “It’s been a long, long time.” “It was a great day!!” That picture alone justifies a place on the internet for this website.