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Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)

(later CVU-92)

Courtesy of Al Grazevich

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Yankee - Zulu

Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

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World War II
CVE-92 Windham Bay
45k USS Windham Bay (CVE-92) underway in 1945, with what appear to be three Martin PBM Mariners on deck. Andrew Toppan
CVE-92 Windham Bay

Tugs push USS Windham Bay (CVE-92) against one of Midway Island's piers on 9 January 1945 to unload a shipment of F4U Corsairs during one of her many aircraft ferrying missions. She departed the next day to return to Pearl Harbor. US Navy photo now in the collections at the US National Archives, College Park, MD (# 80‑G-345406).

Tracy White, Researcher @ Large
CVE-92 Windham Bay

USS Windham Bay (CVE-92), damaged in typhoon, at Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands. Photographed by A.I. Melvin, 4–5 June 1945.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) photo, # 80-G-331050.

The 1950s
CVE-92 Windham Bay
135k USS Windham Bay at Saigon, delivering aircraft to the French, January 1951. Robert Hurst
CVE-92 Windham Bay

"SXP763–4/28–ALAMEDA, CALIF: US Navy fighter planes are loaded aboard escort carrier USS Windham Bay, for shipment to beleagu[e]red French forces in Indo-China. The carrier departs 4/28 [April 1954] for San Diego, from where she'll sail for Indochina. UNITED PRESS TELEPHOTO jrh"

Ron Reeves
CVE-92 Windham Bay

"SXP771–4/28–SAN FRANCISCO: The carrier USS Windham Bay, loaded down with fighter planes for the beleagu[e]red French forces in Indochina, passes by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on it's [sic] way to San Diego. From San Diego the carrier will proceed to Indochina. UNITED PRESS TELEPHOTO" (28 April 1954.)

CVE-92 Windham Bay

USS Windham Bay (CVE-92/T-CVU 92) ferrying aircraft, sometime in the 1950s.

The Odend'hal Family
CVE-92 Windham Bay

CAPT Charles J. Odend'hal, Jr., was commanding officer of USS Windham Bay (T-CVU 92), 21 September 1955–3 October 1956. (Read his biography.)

CVE-92 Windham Bay

Three-quarter aerial view of USNS Windham Bay (T-CVU 92), circa 1958 with a deckload of what appears to be Republic F-84 Thunderjets on the flight deck, forward. Note that the ship retains the 5"/38 mount on the centreline at the fantail, and what appears to be a few 20-mm mounts; also note the protective "igloos" covering the four twin 40-mm Bofors mounts aft. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, Md. Photo #80-G-1046213.

Photo and text courtesy of DANFS, "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships."

Robert Hurst
CVE-92 Windham Bay
163k A photo of USNS Windham Bay (T-CVU 92), taken as she enters the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay, sometime in 1958. The photo was taken by Allied Photographers of San Francisco, Calif.

Visible are 24 U.S. Air Force North American F-86D/L Sabre interceptors and two liaison aircraft. Four U.S. Navy aircraft are also on deck: two McDonnell F2H-4 Banshee fighters (one is BuNo 127575) and two Grumman F9F-5 Panther fighters (BuNo 125253, 125627). Note that her SK-1 radar has been removed. (Thanks to Robert Hurst.)

Robert M. Cieri

Read the USS Windham Bay (CVE-92 / T-CVU 92) DANFS History entry

Crew Contact and Reunion Information
Contact: M W STEWARD
Address: 20550 Huebner Road # 106,
San Antonio, TX  78258-3966
Phone: (210) 495-4845
Web site: USS Windham Bay CVE-92 Association

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Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
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USS Windham Bay CVE-92 Association

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