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Contributed by Joe Radigan

USS SHANGRI-LA   (CV-38)
(later CVA-38 and CVS-38)


Album of Chester H. Just

Chester served aboard USS Shangri-La (CV-38), 1945–1946.
Photos submitted by his daughter, Karen.




NS0238-cj01
See NS023869a ff.
1.28 Mb


NS0238-cj02

399 k


NS0238-cj02a
Colorized version of previous photo.
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NS0238-cj03

1.25 M


NS0238-cj04

1.26 M


NS0238-cj05

1.69 M


NS0238-cj06

1.30 M


NS0238-cj07

1.12 M


NS0238-cj08

559 k


NS0238-cj09

889 k


NS0238-cj10

912 k


NS0238-cj11
FG-1D, BuNo 92023, VF-85, 9 August 1945. ENS Max "Doc" Snavely landed hot with no flaps, caught 11th wire and tail was ripped off. Pilot (seen being assisted down from his cockpit) uninjured, plane shoved over the side. VF-85 had a mix of F4U-1C and FG-1D Corsairs, and F6F-5P and F6F-5N Hellcats. Shangri-La's planes bombed Honshu and Hokkaido on that date.
1.47 M


NS0238-cj12
See also NS0238al
431 k


NS0238-cj15

1.47 M


NS0238-cj16

1.30 M


NS0238-cj17

484 k


NS0238-cj18

423 k


NS0238-cj19

512 k


NS0238-cj20

606 k


NS0238-cj21

407 k


NS0238-cj22

627 k


NS0238-cj23

596 k


NS0238-cj24

578 k


NS0238-cj29

2.04 M


NS0238-cj30
Note Air Group code ("Z") painted on the flight deck, instead of hull number.
1.27 M


NS0238-cj31

1.41 M


NS0238-cj32
F7F-1 Tigercat. See also NS023841.
1.56 M


NS0238-cj34
USS Shangri-La (CV-38). See also NS023840.
1.60 M


NS0238-cj35
See NS023868 and The Naval Mustangs. P-51D Mustang, USAAF serial number 44-14017.
1.56 M


NS0238-cj41
On 8–12 January 1946 Shangri-La conducted CarQuals for Air Groups 5 and 7. In a string of bad luck, 10 aircraft suffered accidents, and four of them were definitely lost. (See also NS0238al.)
401 k


NS0238-cj42

333 k


NS0238-cj46
San Diego, California, harbor, December 1946.
420 k


NS0238-cj48
San Diego, California, harbor, December 1946.
934 k


NS0238-cj49
Scoreboard.
1.35 M


NS0238-cj52
Season's Greetings. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
226 k

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