USS Saratoga circa June/July 1942

This blog really began with a model aircraft carrier built back in the late 50s.

A tribute to Richard "Chick" Harmer and US Navy Night Fighter Squadron VF(N)-101

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Collection Richard Harmer (courtesy Tom Harmer)

Source Wikipedia

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS (CV-3) alongside Naval Air Station,
Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii (USA), circa June or July 1942

I have always been attracted by aircraft carriers since I built a model of the USS Essex CV-9 in the late 50s or early 60s.

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This is really how this blog started in 2015 when Gunnar Kelly sent me this picture of his father on the USS Enterprise.

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There are many pictures of CV-6 on the Internet, but there are very few pictures of the USS Saratoga circa July 1942 floating around on the Internet.

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In my search for what happened to Richard Emerson Harmer on August 24, 1942, and his fellow pilots of VF-5,  I am trying to find all that  I can about them by using this book I bought last week.

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Richard Harmer’s name is listed…

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