USS Lexington found

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USS Lexington found

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:05 am

Expedition led by Microsoft co-founder locates lost WWII carrier

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The aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) was struck by multiple Japanese torpedoes and bombs on May 8, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, but it wasn’t until a secondary explosion crippled the vessel that the ship’s commanding officer gave the call to abandon ship.

More than 200 Lexington sailors were killed in the fight, which marked the first ever carrier vs. carrier battle — one that dealt the imperial forces of Emperor Hirohito their first major blow of World War II.

Nearby U.S. ships rescued 2,770 of the carrier’s remaining sailors, to include the captain’s dog, Wags.

Once evacuated, the Lexington, affectionately known as “Lady Lex,” was torpedoed by the USS Phelps to prevent her capture, slipping below the water, lost to history — until this past Sunday.

That’s when the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, led by Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner, located the wreck 3,000 meters — or about two miles — beneath the surface.
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Re: USS Lexington found

Post by Doctor X » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:33 am

And here I thought the Battle of the Corral Sea was a false-flag. . . .

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Re: USS Lexington found

Post by shemp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:05 am

Doctor X wrote:And here I thought the Battle of the Corral Sea was a false-flag. . . .

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It was, but this was the battle of the "Coral" Sea. This was the Japanese original.
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Re: USS Lexington found

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:39 am

And later, there was an aircraft carrier named after the battle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Coral_Sea_(CV-43)
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Re: USS Lexington found

Post by Doctor X » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:56 am

SEE!!!

It is not even named after the proper Corral Sea!!11!

#FalseFlag!

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