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According to wikipedia's The Battle of Midway, the Naval Carrier CV-8 "Hornet" participated in the Pacific theatre in 1942. Where could I find more confirmation on the Hornet?

Hornet CV-8 under attack

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I thought the USS Hornet (CV-8) was sunk and then a new Aircraft Carrier was renamed to USS Hornet (CV-12)? –  Kobunite Oct 15 '13 at 11:04
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Voting to close. I'm afraid your question isn't exactly clear, and from the parts I understand it seems to be more about conspiracy theories than factual history (therefore, off topic for this site). –  Yannis Rizos Oct 15 '13 at 11:13
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The voices in my head told me to close this question. Yannis, stop broadcasting! –  DVK Oct 15 '13 at 12:45
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Actually I should now answer every question with "It was Ancient Aliens". Fall of Rome? Ancient Aliens. Battle of Gettysburg? Ancient Aliens. –  LateralFractal Oct 16 '13 at 1:19
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Here is an internet archive of photographs and film footage of the USS Hornet (CV-8), during her construction and operation. There is a sizable section on her participation in the Battle of Midway, with both stills and motion pictures (can't really call it video... it was shot on film.)

So, no, there is no conspiracy to cover up the USS Hornet's (CV-8) existence or her participation in the battle of Midway.

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Could you tell me, why there is every Discovery's films tells that there was Yorktown instead of Hornet, and no Hornet at all... –  polar bear on the white snow Oct 15 '13 at 11:53
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@polarbearonthewhitesnow - Probably because they slapped together a documentary on the cheap, and couldn't afford fact checkers to correct rudimentary mistakes. Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence. –  RI Swamp Yankee Oct 15 '13 at 11:56
    
youtube.com/watch?v=ttzczopr1LY - here e.g. not the same what I have read in the wikipedia's article. –  polar bear on the white snow Oct 15 '13 at 11:59
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@polarbearonthewhitesnow - Battlefield 360 is pretty terrible. Try John Ford's "Battle of Midway" - it's been remastered recently. –  RI Swamp Yankee Oct 15 '13 at 12:11
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The mistake of course, is assuming the Discovery Channel has any viable content other than Shark Week. –  LateralFractal Oct 15 '13 at 12:51
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