We have 56 new photos from Air Group 2’s deployment on the CV-12 Hornet, with the first part covering the period between March to June 1944. This was also the first combat deployment of the new CV-12 USS Hornet during World War II.
You will see great photos of CVG-2 Hellcats, Helldivers and Avengers with the famous white ball on their tails, along with pictures of life on board the ship, and the air crews assigned to CVG-2 on this deployment.
You can read more about the history of Air Group 2, and this first deployment in Ken Glass’ excellent history here:
You can find this new gallery by following this link:
or by following the Photo Gallery link on the main page, USS Hornet CV-12, and then “Air Group 2 March-June 1944”.
These photos and accompanying captions were again kindly provided by William L. Ballenger from his personal collection.