Barry Simon presents "USS Franklin: The Ship that Refused to Sink"
The Franklin (CV-13) was one of 17 Essex-class fleet carriers commissioned during World War II (an additional seven were commissioned after the war). Bombed on March 19, 1945, while just 50 miles off the Japanese coast, the Franklin was the most heavily damaged US Navy aircraft carrier that did not sink. She lost over 800 men and nearly another 500 were wounded. Join Barry Simon to hear this carrier’s amazing story of resilience, which included an earlier kamikaze attack.
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