Description USS Yorktown was laid down on December 1st, 1941 as the USS Bon Homme Richard, but was renamed USS Yorktown on September 26, 1942 to commemorate the loss of the previous USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the Battle of Midway.She commissioned into active US Navy service on April 15th, 1943 and entered WWII as a member of the US Pacific Fleet. Her service in the US 'Island Hopping' campaigns against Imperial Japan brought her from the Marcus Islands to the shores of Japan itself, and she earned an impressive 11 Battle Stars as well as the Presidential Unit Citation for her actions during the War.Following WWII, the Yorktown was deactivated and placed into reserve from 1947 to 1953 before she was called back to service for the Korean War, however she arrived off the Korean Peninsula too late to see combat. She was selected by the US Navy for extensive modernization in 1955, which included the addition of her angled flight deck, enclosed bow and heavier equipment to support the operations of heavier and faster jet aircraft.Redesignated as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Carrier in 1957, the Yorktown continued to operate out of various West Coast and Far East ports as a member of the US Pacific Fleet for the remainder of the 1950's and through the mid 1960s before she was called on again to fight, this time in the Vietnam War. Yorktown began her Vietnam operations in May of 1965 and served in the theatre on seven separate tours of duty before she returned to the US in 1968, earning another 5 Battle Stars for her service.Following her service in Vietnam, the Yorktown was transferred to the US Atlantic Fleet in 1969 and operated out of Norfolk for the next year before she was decommissioned for the final time on June 27th, 1970 and placed into the Reserve Fleet at Philadelphia. Her name was stricken from the Navy List in 1973 and she was formally donated to the Patriots Point Development Authority in 1974 for use as a museum ship.USS Yorktown was formally dedicated into her new s
Ginette Callaway, Lovejoy Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement I am an independent, self supporting artist, working full time on my art. Full time means about on average 12 hours a day seven days a week. I have not had a non working vacation in over 10 year. Luckily I love painting, I love art, I love what I do. I also have three rescue cats, one is chronically ill and has to be hand nourished three to five times a day. I live every day as if it is my last. Art and creating is a release for me. On my blank canvas or paper, I can create any world I like. Thank you for purchasing my art.
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I was born in Alsace France and from childhood on, I had Art and a Love for Nature and beauty in my blood. In my younger years I traveled and saw a bit of the world. After moving to the Unites States I became a full time artist with collectors from all over the world.
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