USS Hancock CV-19 / CVA-19 / CV-19 (Ex- Ticonderoga)
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Jan. 19, 2011

My brother, William Wilson, served in USS Hancock from 1970 to 1972 during the Vietnam War, I think he worked in the galley. We still have some of the letters he sent from the coast of Vietnam. My brother passed away in 1991.

Harold R. Wilson
Retired gunnery, USMC
Semper Fi Forever

Aug. 29, 2010

I was on the Hancock from 1971 to 1973, I would like to know how to get my hands on some of the solid teak flight deck that was sold for scrap as I am told happened as in fate of the ship? please help if you can.

Thank you,
Randell Smith

June 12, 2009

I was on the Hancock from 1953 to1956. We were in Korea for some time and I can't seem to find any info about this time. Lost my cruise book and would like to find another. I was in oidiv as rd3.

Ray Kelly

April 13, 2008

Our father, Lt. Commander Mac Donald Thompson served on the U.S.S. Enterprise CV-6 during WWII in the Pacific. He was a member and later C.O. of the Torpedo Squadron VT-10 "The Buzzard Brigade." He also served during WWII on the U.S.S. Saratoga CV-3 in VT-3 and on the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19 in VT-7. He and his air crew, Gilbert Walker Lightfoot of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Joseph Terry Rushing of Verbena, Alabama died on September 21, 1944 in their plane. They died serving their country gallantly. Mac Donald Thompson was awarded the DFC; Naval Commendation; the Presidential Unit Citation and other awards. LT. Commander Mac Donald Thompson was a grad of U.S.N.A. 1937. He also served on the U.S.S. Idaho BB-42. He leaves his wife Mrs. Patricia H. Smith and twin sons Bill and Don Thompson.

In loving memory from his wife and children

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