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January 21, 2023

CV-2 Lexington Updated listing of the ship's commanding officers.
CV-9 Essex Added three photos (0209cs, 091905139, 0209cr).
CV-12 Hornet Replaced one photo and changed caption (0212cf).
CV-19 Hancock Added five photos (0219av–0219avb, 0219aw–0219awa).
CVL-24 Belleau Wood Updated listing of the ship's commanding officers.
CVN-65 Enterprise Added two photos (0265gb, 0265gc). Updated caption (026514).
CV-66 America Added one photo (026643a).
CV-67 John F. Kennedy Added one photo (026760b).
CVN-68 Nimitz Added four photos (0268ch–0268chc).
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower Added two photos (026913a, 0269bn).
CVN-70 Carl Vinson Added one photo (0270an).
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt Added one patch (027117n).
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln Added one photo (0272bb).
CVN-73 George Washington Added one patch (027338g).
CVN-74 John C. Stennis Added one photo (0274bc).
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman Added one photo (0275ak).
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan Added one photo (0276cb).
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush Added four photos (027781d–027781c).


January 3, 2023

 Added three covers to the US Aircraft Carriers Postal Covers page (1–3).
CV-60 Saratoga Added two photos (0260be, 0260bd).
CV-62 Independence Added one photo (026291c).
CV-63 Kitty Hawk Added one photo (0263ds).
CV-64 Constellation Added one photo (0264cs).
CVN-65 Enterprise Added six photos (0265fr, 0265fz, 0265fy–0265fya, 0265dxd, 0265ga). Updated captions (0265eoa, 0265dx, 026546). Enlarged one photo (0265dxa). Enlarged one photo and added color copy (026510n–026510n1).


December 26, 2022

CV-39 Lake Champlain Added four images (0239bp–0239bpc).
CV-40 Tarawa Added five photos (024076–024076d).
CV-41 Midway Added two patches (1–2).
CV-42 Franklin D. Roosevelt Added one photo (0242bl).
CV-43 Coral Sea Added four photos (0243ayd–0243ayg).
CV-45 Valley Forge Added one photo (024579).
CV-47 Philippine Sea Added five photos (0247ag–0247agd).
CVL-48 Saipan Added link to biography of her 7th commanding officer.
CV-59 Forrestal Added four photos (0259ek–0259ekc).
CV-63 Kitty Hawk Added five photos (0263dq–0263dqc, 0263dr).
CVN-65 Enterprise Added 10 images (0265fx, 0265fw, 0265eoa, 0265dxc, 026546a–026546f).


December 12, 2022

CV-4 Ranger Added one photo (09020368).
CV-13 Franklin Enlarged one photo (021301). Added two photos (021372, 021373).
CV-31 Bon Homme Richard Added five photos (023187–023187d).
CV-32 Leyte Added two photos (023247d–023247e).
CV-33 Kearsarge Added one photo (023397).
CV-34 Oriskany Added one photo (0234dj).
CV-36 Antietam Added one photo (023668).
CV-37 Princeton Added one item of memorabilia (023758).
CV-38 Shangri-La Added six photos (0238ash–0238asm).
CV-43 Coral Sea Enlarged one photo (0243af). Added one photo (0264cr).
CV-64 Constellation Added 16 photos (0264cle–0264cln, 0264cq, 0264cm, 0264cn, 0264co, 0264cr, 0264cp). Enlarged one photo (0243af).


December 4, 2022

CV-7 Wasp Added one photo (020737c).
CV-16 Lexington Added one photo (0216ai).
CV-17 Bunker Hill Added one patch (021764b).
CV-18 Wasp Added one photo (0218bd).
CV-19 Hancock Added one photo (0219au).
CV-20 Bennington Added one photo (022061a).
CV-21 Boxer Added two images (022176–022176a).
CVL-22 Independence Enlarged one photo (022213). Added three photos (022230b, 022213a–022213b).
CVL-23 Princeton Added three photos (022320k–022320l, 022329c).
CVL-24 Belleau Wood Added one image (02242).
CVL-26 Monterey Added three photos (022645–022645a, 022646).
CVL-27 Langley Added one photo (022764).
CVL-28 Cabot / SPS Dédalo Added one photo (022890).
CVL-29 Bataan Added five photos (022942, 022943–022943c).
CVL-30 San Jacinto Added one photo (023042).
CV-60 Saratoga Added one photo (0413455).
CV-64 Constellation Added seven photos (0264cl–0264cld, 09310310–09310315).
CVN-65 Enterprise Added five photos (0265fu, 0265ft, 0265ela, 0265fr, 0265fv, 0265fs, 04015548) and one item of memorabilia (1). Enlarged photo and updated caption (0265cca). Enlarged one photo (026547).
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt Updated listing of the ship's commanding officers.
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan Added three photos (0276boa, 0276bz, 0276ca).


November 13, 2022

Rigid Airships & "Flying Aircraft Carriers"
ZR-3 Los Angeles Updated Flag Hoist.
ZRS-4 Akron Added Flag Hoist.
ZRS-5 Macon Added Flag Hoist.

Aircraft Carriers
 Added one cover to the US Aircraft Carriers Postal Covers page (1).
CV-3 Saratoga Added five images (0203au, 0203av–0203avc).
CV-6 Enterprise Added one photo (020607b).
CV-7 Wasp Enlarged two photos (020713, 020706b). Added one photo (020713a) and two items related to Operation Bovery (1, 2).
CV-8 Hornet Enlarged one photo and updated caption (020855). Added one photo (020882).
CV-9 Essex Added five images (0209co, 020922a–020922b, 0209cp, 0209cq).
CV-10 Yorktown Added After Action Reports, January 1945.
CV-11 Intrepid Added two photos (0211bk–0211bka).
CV-12 Hornet Added one photo (1).
CV-13 Franklin Added three photos (015535, 021336a, 021337a)
CV-14 Ticonderoga Added five photos (1–2, 3, 4–5).
CV-15 Randolph Added one image (0215am).
CV-32 Leyte Updated captions (023211, 023224, 0602108901).
CV-60 Saratoga Added two photos (026088a, 0260bc).
CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford Added three photos (027871, 027872–027872a).


October 30, 2022

Rigid Airships & "Flying Aircraft Carriers"
ZR-1 Shenandoah Added one photo (02990155).
ZR-3 Los Angeles Added one photo (092202124).
ZRS-4 Akron Added one photo (02990454).
ZRS-5 Macon Added one image (02990550).

Aircraft Carriers
CV-1 Langley Added one photo (020183).
CV-2 Lexington Added one photo (0202be).
CV-3 Saratoga Added one photo (0203at).
CV-4 Ranger Added one photo (020412a).
CV-5 Yorktown Added one photo (020527f). Enlarged one photo (020522).
CV-6 Enterprise Enlarged one photo (020643). Added one photo (020602c).
CV-13 Franklin Added three photos (021371–021371b) and one photo analysis (021318). Enlarged one photo (021369).
CV-19 Hancock Added seven images (021940f, 0219at, 0219as–0219asd).
CVL-25 Cowpens Corrected captions (022534–022534b). Renumbered photo 022534c to 022537 and updated caption.
CV-31 Bon Homme Richard Added three images (023184, 023185, 023186).
CV-34 Oriskany Added seven images (0234dh, 0234dg, 023442f, 0234di–0234dic).
CV-63 Kitty Hawk Added five photos (0263dp, 0263bgc, 0263cyk–0263cym).
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan Updated listing of the ship's commanding officers.



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