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The Following are Web Sites by our Members and Friends
Blue Water Navy
A Website dedicated to Veterans dealing with Agent Orange
Help us get Carriers added to the VA's List of Ships Exposed to Agent Orange
Download The Important Information on How to get started
The Presumption of Exposure to Herbicides
for Blue Water Navy
Resources for Obtaining Military Records
The National Archives
A Complete List of Ships Serving in Vietnam Waters during the
View/Download this List (PDF)
Jake's 'Yankee Station' - USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial
This Premier Web Site is Jake Jaccard's long-time Tribute to one of the greatest Aircraft Carriers in the Modern
Navy. She put in longer days on line than any other Carrier in WWII and also during the Vietnam War. Her Crew is
a lasting Tribute to Faithfulness and Stick-to-itive-ness. Her lasting Motto has always been "Can Do - Do
Now" - Jake has said that many people who have come on his web site over the course of the Site's History
(which is 20+ years now), continue to say that they served in many ships, but the Hancock and her friendly crew
made them feel like part of Ship's company. We are Proud to offer a Link to this great Web Site Tribute to the
Ship and Crew as an Off-Site addition and adjunct to the wonderful "USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Legacy which you
have found on this Web Site.
If you enjoy Sea Stories and Oral History, Jake has a great collection of it on his Hancock Memorial. Click
the Porthole to visit this fun and enjoyable Web Site.
Other Web Sites that honor our Ship and Crew follow...
Rob Lee's USSHANCOCK.ORG
"A look back at the Hannah from a Radioman's perspective"
Rob Lee's USS Hancock - A great Web Site that has many great
images in his Gallery, and you'll agree the Site is eye appealing in every way.
Rich Kirsch's Fighting Hannah - Association
member Rich Kirsch was a photographers Mate on the USS Hancock when she was first taken out of mothballs in 1953.
She was re-commissioned, and Rich is a Plank Owner of the second commissioning in 1954. His web site will take
you back to a time when the "Fighting Hannah" was gearing up to become CVA-19; complete with the first
set of steam catapults in the United States Navy. This was just a couple years prior to when the Hancock received
her angle deck and hurricane bow which characterized her as modern Naval Aircraft Carrier, thus changing her designation
from Essex Long Hull Class to the "Hancock Class". Rich has a lot of history and photography to share
with you since he was assigned to OA/OP Division after commissioning, and was on deck to take all those awesome
photos of our ship during this time in her history. It's a great web site, worthy of your time. Rich would say
to you, "Come aboard our Ship in a more peaceful era - Welcome Aboard the Fighting Hannah" 1953-1955."
The Frederick A. Kralowetz, AVCM, USNR (Ret)
VAW-11 Detachment Lima Vietnam Era Gallery
Fred has one of the most impressive collection of Fight Deck activity for the Willy Fudd Experience and is a
great representation of this Plane and the Squadrons which came aboard our ship as members of CAG-21. We hope you
enjoy these images, another great Gallery found on Jake's 'USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial.
BMC David Campbell has assembled a terrific Web Site Tribute to the Navy Boatswain mate. Dave is a super guy
and one who holds very near and dear to his hear, the concerns of all Veterans who have served this Great Country
He welcomes you aboard!
Former Life-Time Member of the Hancock Association, the Late Captain Herschel A. Pahl flew Hellcats with legendary
Edward "Butch" O'Hare's VF-6 ("Fighting Six") off the deck of the "Fighting Hannah"
Later, he wrote a magnificient Epic Story, "Point Option" about his experiences in WWII. The Book
is still in print and available on his Web Site. Please Visit!
Jake challenged the Captain to put his book out on the Internet and committed to constructing him a Website.
The result was an Affirmative, and 3 1/2 years later, this Website was fully Steaming.
Captain Hersch Pahl has since passed (17 Oct 2012) at the age of 90, but his life and legacy lives on in his
book and on throughout this Website. The Yeoman invites all to come and visit and spend time getting to know this
gentle hero of WWII.
Visit another Remarkable USS HANCOCK CVA-19 Website which is Content Filled Service Memorial by Dalton R. Phillips,
HTCS (SW), USN (Retired) who states...
"I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1987 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, after twenty three years of service.
I worked for several Military Contractors out of Jacksonville, Florida until October of 2004. My last employer
was Bath Iron Works, a major shipbuilder with headquarters in Bath, Maine. I am now totally retired and live in
Temple, Texas. My wife will tell you that I am a grumpy old man with too much time on my hands."
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