USS Midway (CV-41) Christmas Cards from Years Past

The Midway (CV-41) was built in 17 months and missed World War II by one week when she was commissioned on September 10, 1945 in Newport News, Virginia. She was the lead ship of the Midway Class Aircraft Carriers. Deemed too valuable because of the possibility of nuclear warfare, she did not serve during the Korean Conflict. Instead she was stationed on the East Coast and did several Med tours in the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1955, a round-the-world cruise took Midway to the west coast where she was temporarily decommissioned and rebuilt with an angled deck to improve jet operations.

14 thoughts on “USS Midway (CV-41) Christmas Cards from Years Past”

  1. I liked the letter from Myron to Dear Mother. Personal written communication like this has a sort of wistful appeal. As I read it I think how letters like this are disappearing in favor of email and video. I don’t think one is better than the other – just different.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, JM. Those old cards and letters are great personal treasures and as you and GP pointed out, very poignant for other readers too. Unless emails and videos are saved (or in the case of emails, printed out), they are not available for future generations. (Unless you are a government official and would like to see them deleted…)

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    1. Thanks, GP. That’s what I always found. When I was in Hungary in1997, our chaplain had established a personal connection with the local orphanage. When I left, I donated my sheets to that orphanage (I didn’t need them when I returned home). Thanks for reading the note.

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  2. I’ll see what I can find out about Myron. The person who donated the bed sheets is not always a sweetheart and I speak from personal experience. 😉 Thanks for commenting, Don. Hope it’s not freezing in MN right now.


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