Wednesday, March 7, 2018

USS Lexington Wreck Found!

By now everyone has heard of Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen's discovery of the USS Lexington. Lady Lex as she was known was sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. She went down with 216 of her crew and 35 aircraft. This battle had the distinction of being the first carrier battle. Paul Allen's team took some amazing photos from the wreck which is some two miles deep.
Seen hereis the name plate.
Anti-Aircraft Gun.
Wrecked planes with the Pre-War Star before the red dot was painted solide to avoid confusion with the Japanese Rising Sun.
Here's a plane where you can see the Feleix the Cat holding a bomb emblem of the squadron this plane belonged to. Also note, the visible four Japanese kill flags. 
Another large gun sitting silently on the ocean floor. 
There's only a limited amount of photos available so please check out this video to get better views.


Rest in Peace Lady Lex.
Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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