The USS Hornet Museum on VBC Greatest Generation Live
During WWII, the USS Hornet (CV-12) burned 25 million gallons of fuel, traveled 155,000 miles, sank 73 enemy ships, and shot down 670 enemy airplanes—all within 18 months. On Tuesday’s Greatest Generation Live, we welcome Chuck Myers from the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA, who will share the history of the Hornet, both CV-12 and its predecessor, CV-8, which was recently discovered on the ocean floor near the Solomon Islands 17,500 feet below the surface. CV-12 would go over to serve three more decades, including the recovery of the first astronauts to reach the moon on Apollo 11. If you served on a carrier, we’d love to hear from you about what life is like aboard a floating, armored city.