“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!!!”

Lets GOOOOOO!!!!!
Let's GOOOOOO!!!!!

My Uncle Carl sure didn’t think so. Three years later he was a bona-fide fighter ace in the Pacific, having flamed six Zeros.

Check him out, sitting in his Hellcat on the Carrier USS Langley, after an apparently successful mission.

He was stationed in Cuba near Havana, when he met my aunt in 1943. He moved to Cuba after the War and was friends with the murdered Howard Anderson.

Uncle Carl is still hale and hearty and lives in California.


2 thoughts on ““Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!!!””

  1. Stolen shamelessly from Wikipedia:

    USS Langley (CVL-27) was an 11,000-ton Independence-class aircraft carrier that served the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947, and French Navy as the La Fayette from 1951 to 1963. Named for Samuel Pierpont Langley, American scientist and aviation pioneer, Langley received nine battle stars for World War II service. CVL-27 carried on the name and tradition of USS Langley (CV-1), the first US Navy aircraft carrier, which had been sunk on 27 Feb 1942.

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