Rare 1946 Uss Shangri-la Cv-38 Officers & Crew Original Photo Wwii Carrier Ship
This a rare Original Officer & Crew of the USS Shangri-La Aircraft Carrier CV-38. Nicknamed “Tokyo Express” This photo is really museum quality. The Photo measures approx. 34″ x 12″ It comes complete with a metal and glass frame. There is normal wear to the Photo. A few crease marks and two worn spots on photo. Please view all pictures. The Photo is dated April 20, 1946. Commanding Officer was Captain E. The Executive Officer was D. This Photo was taken In San Diego, California. This was an estate find so I know nothing about anyone person in the photo or much about it other than what I could find on the internet. The following was provided by Pushing On. Named after the fictitious Himalayan kingdom described by James Hilton in his popular novel, Lost Horizon. In the early days of the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt was asked by reporters about the Doolittle raid on Tokyo in April, 1942. Roosevelt said that the Doolittle bombers took off from somewhere in Shangri-La. The hull of Shangri-La Essex-class carrier was laid down in the Norfolk Navy Yard in January, 1943, and she was launched 13 months later, she was commissioned in September, 1944. She became part of the force that attacked Okinawa. She became the flagship of the 2nd Carrier Task Force and was captained by Vice Admiral John McCain. For the remainder of the war she was engaged in airstrikes against the home islands of Japan. In 1946 the carrier participated in Operation Crossroads in the Central Pacific, the atomic bomb tests conducted at Bikini Atoll. In November, 1947, she was decommissioned and placed in the Rserve Fleet at San Francisco. Five years later she was underwent modernization at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She received an angled flight deck, twin steam catapults and her aircraft elevators and arresting gear were overhauled. In the 1960s she was part of the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean. In 1962 she was overhauled again in New York. This time she received a new air search and height-finding radar and a new arrester system. Her electrical and enginering equipment was renovated. In 1964 and 1965 she underwent another overhaul, this time in Philadelphia. She was then designated as an antisubmarine warfare aircraft carrier, CVS-38 and sailed to the Western Pacific. For seven months she launched her planes and her tours of duty on Yankee station. Following preinactivation overhaul at the Boston Naval Shipyard South Annex, she was decommissioned in July, 1971. She was placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet and berthed at Philadelphia. During her long career the Shangri-la earned two battle stars for World War II service and three battle stars for service in the Vietnam War. The item “RARE 1946 USS SHANGRI-LA CV-38 OFFICERS & CREW ORIGINAL PHOTO WWII CARRIER SHIP” is in sale since Saturday, November 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “rk_treasure_center” and is located in Mission, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation.