ESSEX Related links...

The Homepage for All ESSEX SHIPMATES  USS Essex Association

USS ESSEX 37th Annual Reunion   Johnson City Tennessee, Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2006

Naval Historical Center  Essex History

AirGroup 4   Another squadron that served in Essex

MARINE  Fighting VMF124 and VMF 213  War Diary of the Essex Marine squadrons.

World WarII Diary in the Pacific  Jack "Weary" McKnight, Essex, 1943-1945

USS ESSEX LHD2 -The Iron Gator   Fifth in the line of ships to carry the name and tradition of  USS Essex.

  Other Carrier Links...

USS YORKTOWN CV10  The Fighting Lady. Yorktown

USS YORKTOWN CV10 Association  The Homepage for Yorktown Shipmates.  

USS WASP CV18   The Stinger's Site

USS HANCOCK CV/CVA19  Jake's Yankee Station - A Tribute to "Hannah"

USS HANCOCK CV/CVA19  The Hancock Association Website.

USS BENNINGTON CV20  Big Ben's Website

USS RANGER CV4 The first ship of the Navy to be designated, and built from the keel up as an Aircraft Carrier.


The Essex Class Museum Ships Four of the Essex-class carriers continue to serve in retirement, as museum ships. Except for the four museum ships, none of the Essex class survive to the present day.

CV-10 USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Patriots Point, South Carolina;

CV-11 USS Intrepid as the Intrepid Sea /Air /Space Museum in New York Harbor, New York City;

CV-12 USS Hornet as the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Museum at Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, California; and

CV-16 USS Lexington as the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay at Corpus Christi, Texas.

Note: The USS Essex Association is at the present, preparing a space aboard the USS Hornet that will be dedicated to the Essex. The USS Yorktown also has a space dedicated to Essex.

Some of my Favorite Websites

The Top WWII and Korean War Website on the Internet

Kilroy was here.

Kilroy Was Here - Unknown stories and forgotten places. WWII & Korean war Secrets. Unknown stories revealed & places rediscovered Personal stories of combat & home front, legends, Gremlins and foofighters. 400 pages and over 1000 images of original content.

Home of Heroes Homepage   The title says it all.

TailHook Association   Hooks and Traps.

Taiwan Veterans Badge of Honor Association  - Taiwan /Formosa - were you there?

Haze Gray and Underway - Naval History and Photography

Aircraft Carrier Memorial San Diego, CA.

World War II Museum - Kenneth Rendell's extensive collection.

 Veterans Helping Veterans  - (visit this site!)

'The Kitchen Table Gang'  Veterans Helping Veterans

  Other Sites of Interest:

  Navy NewsStand The Source for Navy News Around The Fleet




ASSOCIATION of GUNNERSMATES   All you could ever want to know about shipboard weapons systems.

USS McCampbell DDG85  New Aegis Class destroyer named for Commander David McCampbell, CAG 15.

Gun's WWII Posters

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