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Aircraft carriers on the Great Lakes: it's true!

Started by quiller, August 27, 2013, 10:44:27 PM

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quiller

Did you know the U.S. Navy operated aircraft carriers on the Great Lakes during World War II? Here's an ample supply of vintage photos from the U.S.S. Sable (one of two such vessels).....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=48962

Solar

Fascinating stuff! :thumbup:
Love obscure history.

Now one question, what is the story behind the flag without stripes?
Not that I expect you to know, but it stood out like a sore thumb among all those great pics.

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Solar

Interesting, but it was used in 1867-1877 and was retired shortly after according to what I've read, because more states were added to the Union, and was replaced by the "Don't tread on Me" flag.
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quiller

If it is any consolation to you, squire, even in Navy boot camp (at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, on one of those very same Great Lakes), I often heard the phrase, "The U.S. Navy: 200 years of tradition unmarred by progress."

Followed by, "There are always ten percent who never get the word."

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Solar

Next time a lib claims the "don't tread on me" symbol to be racist, just pull up this image of a 6ยข stamp. :biggrin:

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quiller

In 1962, only two Navy enlisted occupations were open to Negro sailors: ship's cook and officers' steward (valet).

By 1973 it had fully opened and has remained a principal training-ground (like the other branches) of a huge number of Americans of all colors, trying to improve their lives after their terms of service.

If it helps people succeed, it simply has to be racist. If people succeed, they won't need Big Government any more. Just ask a Dem, holding down a job dishing services because everybody else is paying for them.




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Quote from: quiller on August 28, 2013, 04:50:22 AM
In 1962, only two Navy enlisted occupations were open to Negro sailors: ship's cook and officers' steward (valet).

By 1973 it had fully opened and has remained a principal training-ground (like the other branches) of a huge number of Americans of all colors, trying to improve their lives after their terms of service.

If it helps people succeed, it simply has to be racist. If people succeed, they won't need Big Government any more. Just ask a Dem, holding down a job dishing services because everybody else is paying for them.
Uh, no:
QuoteOn February 27, 1946, without fanfare, the Bureau of Naval Personnel issued Circular Letter 48-46 which prohibited all segregation in assignments, ratings, ranks, ships, facilities, and housing.
Actually the Navy was ahead of the other services.
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quiller

You sound well-informed. How annoying of you.  :ttoung:   :wink:

I was going on what I was told by a career 2nd Class cook, in 1967. (In Sanford, Florida, no less!)

Can't disagree about the Navy being ahead in many areas, but what was OFFICIAL policy and what the predominantly-southern career people called policy were often different things. Tests get lost, quarterly evaluations get misplaced, the whole nine yards. A Journalist E-7 told me that happened to him, several times on his way out of the white hats.