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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

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(later CVA-13, CVS-13 and AVT-8)

Commanding Officers
CAPT James Marshall Shoemaker USNA 1915 31 January 1944–7 November 1944 VADM
CAPT Leslie Edward ("Gerry") Gehres USNR 1918 7 November 1944–30 July 1945 RADM
CDR Henry Henderson Hale USNA 1931 30 July 1945–8 June 1946 CAPT
CDR Clarence Earle Dickinson, Jr. USNA 1934 8 June 1946–17 February 1947 RADM

Sources: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler;
"Inferno, The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II," Joseph A. Springer (Zenith Press, St. Paul, 2007)

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