Army’s Turn Flying CAP
I really enjoyed the December 2010 issue, especially “The Kamikaze’s Wallet” (pp. 52–58). If the USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) did indeed catapult P-47 fighters off to augment her combat air patrol, it might have been the only time in World War II Army fighters were catapulted into combat. Is there any more information on this incident? Where were the P-47s flown off? What unit were they from? What were the results of the flight? Where did they land, etc.?
Also, the article on the Kearsarge, “‘I Didn’t Feel Excited a Mite’” (pp. 36–41), was good. The use of the diagram to illustrate the position of the guns added to it. I think that’s a great feature of Naval History.