Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for October 13th:
"War Diary of USS Franklin (CV-13), October 13, 1944."


"War Diary of USS Franklin (CV-13), October 13, 1944." (National Archives Identifier: 305242); Series: World War II War Diaries, 12/07/1941 - 12/31/1945; Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1875 - 1989; Record Group 38; National Archives.

This page from the War Diary of USS Franklin details the actions of October 13, 1944, including scrambling fighters for sorties against enemy targets and defending against an attack by Japanese "Betty" torpedo bombers.

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