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Maybe i'm not being observant or my memory is going but were was the Yorktown during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I know the Lexington was 400 miles west heading for Wake Is. the Enterprise 200 miles west heading home for Pearl and the Saratoga near the main fleet yards at San Diego.

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According to the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:

With the retention of the Fleet in Hawaiian waters after the conclusion of Fleet Problem XXI, Yorktown operated in the Pacific off the west coast of the United States and in Hawaiian waters until the following spring, when the success of German U-boats preying upon British shipping in the Atlantic required a shift of American naval strength. Thus, to reinforce the Atlantic Fleet, the Navy transferred a substantial force from the Pacific including Yorktown, a battleship division, and accompanying cruisers and destroyers.

Yorktown departed Pearl Harbor on 20 April 1941 in company with Warrington (DD-383), Somers (DD-381), and Jouett (DD-396); headed southeast, transited the Panama Canal on the night of 6 and 7 May, and arrived at Bermuda on the 12th. From that time to the entry of the United States into the war, Yorktown conducted four patrols in the Atlantic, ranging from Newfoundland to Bermuda and logging 17,642 miles steamed while enforcing American neutrality.

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If a Navy veteran was a crew member aboard USS Lexington at the time when the Pearl Harbor Attack occurred, are these veterans considered a "Pearl Harbor survivor" and are they eligible to be a member of the "Pearl Harbor Association" of World War Two veterans?

This information is for an associate whose father was aboard USS Lexington.

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I'm not sure if this is accurate, it's from a member's home page.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP:

  a.  Must have been a member of the Armed Forces of the USA December 7, 1941.

  b.  Must have been on the island of Oahu, or offshore, not to exceed three (3) miles at the actual time of the attack 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., December 7, 1941.

  c.  If a member is discharged from the Armed Forces of the USA, he must have received an honorable discharge or received a discharge under honorable conditions.

  d.  Must not be a member or ever become a member of the communist party, or any subversive organization which advocates the overthrow of the United States Government.

http://members.aol.com/phsasecy97/

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These are the correct qualifications.
These came from the former National Secretary of The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Julius Finnern's web page who was on the USS MONAGHAN DD-354 on 12/7/41.  I just talked to Mr. Finnern last month.

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Shipmates Dobbins and Burdett,

Thanks so much for this quick response to my query. I'll ensure my associate is notified tomorrow.

Best Regards!

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(Philip Payton @ Jun. 26 2001,9:20)
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Maybe i'm not being observant or my memory is going but were was the Yorktown during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I know the Lexington was 400 miles west heading for Wake Is. the Enterprise 200 miles west heading home for Pearl and the Saratoga near the main fleet yards at San Diego.


I am probably incorrect, but I thought the USS Saratoga was at Bremmerton Navy Yard in Washington State, undergoing an overhaul.
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From the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" (DANFS) entry for CV-3 Saratoga:

"When the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Saratoga was just entering San Diego after an interim drydocking at Bremerton. She hurriedly got underway the following day as the nucleus of a third carrier force (Lexington and Enterprise were already at sea), carrying Marine aircraft intended to reinforce the vulnerable garrison on Wake Island. Presence of these aircraft on board made Saratoga the logical choice for the actual relief effort. She reached Pearl Harbor on 15 December and stopped only long enough to fuel."

DANFS is a handy term to google with a ship name or designation; it will give a quick, general history of the ship. There are frequent gaps in history and some errors, but it is a great first stop to hit.


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(Tracy White @ Sep. 28 2008,9:39)
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From the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" (DANFS) entry for CV-3 Saratoga:

"When the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Saratoga was just entering San Diego after an interim drydocking at Bremerton. She hurriedly got underway the following day as the nucleus of a third carrier force (Lexington and Enterprise were already at sea), carrying Marine aircraft intended to reinforce the vulnerable garrison on Wake Island. Presence of these aircraft on board made Saratoga the logical choice for the actual relief effort. She reached Pearl Harbor on 15 December and stopped only long enough to fuel."

DANFS is a handy term to google with a ship name or designation; it will give a quick, general history of the ship. There are frequent gaps in history and some errors, but it is a great first stop to hit.

Thanks again for the info. Tracy!~ :D
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