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Veterans from World War II carrier hold final reunion

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    Veterans from World War II carrier hold final reunion

    Published May 18, 2013
    FoxNews.com
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      Aug. 1, 1944:The USS Franklin, pictured here painted in camouflage, was badly damaged in a Japanese attack in March 1945. (US Navy)
    Veterans of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Franklin held their final planned reunion Friday in South Carolina.
    The gathering, held at the USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant brought together about two dozen of the remaining crew members.
    The Franklin was badly damaged in a Japanese attack on March 19, 1945. During the bomb attack, more than 800 sailors were killed and almost 500 were wounded.
    Most of the survivors in attendance at Friday's reunion said they never saw the single Japanese plane come in and had no choice but to jump blindly into the sea, The Post and Courier reported.


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