Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1943-1991)
USS Lexington is Essex-class aircraft carrier and was launched on September 23, 1942. nicknamed "The Blue Ghost," the ship was active during World War II. From 1969 to 1991, she was a training carrier out of Pensacola. During this time, she became the first aircraft carrier in United States naval history to have women stationed aboard as crew members. Since June 1992, the ship has been docked in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she operates as a museum.
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Abstract Roy T. Church (b. 1944) was born in Great Falls, Montana and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines as a bombadier and navigator from 1968-1969. The collection contains slides, photographs and a map related to his military service.
Abstract Elvin L. Lindsay (1920-1999) was born in Potlach, Idaho and served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning Ace status in 1944. The collection contains four (4) log books, a scrapbook, a small amount of ephemera, and photographs documenting Lindsay's wartime career.
Interview Summary In this two-part oral history, Paul L. Weaver is interviewed about his decade-spanning career as an aircraft mechanic and pilot. In part one, he describes his military service with the U.S. Navy; his career with the Boeing Company during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s; and his involvement in the Pacific Northwest aviation scene. He also shares stories about other aviation enthusiasts and the early days of the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation (PNAHF), the predecessor of The Museum...
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