Sunday, February 14, 2016

Aircraft Carriers on Lake Michigan

Heroes on Deck is a one-hour documentary about WW2 pilot training on Lake Michigan.

Read full article here.

Between 1943 and 1945, two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers stationed at Navy Pier in Chicago functioned as training platforms for about 17,000 pilots, signal officers and other personnel. Former President George H. W. Bush was among the pilots who learned to take off and land on the 500-foot long carrier decks. 

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