My uncle was a crew member on the Lexington for many years before WWII, and he was on board in July of 1937. He took part in the search for Amelia Earhart when contact was lost with her plane near Howland Is. A few years before his death, knowing I was an aviation history buff and interested in the Earhart case, he gave me an original search order typed up in the comm center of the Lex, with orders for the air squadrons to search for wreckage or survivors. An interesting piece of memorabilia from a ship now resting at the bottom of the Coral Sea. My uncle was serving elsewhere during the Lex's last battle.
If I can figure out how to scan it and post it I will, but I'm not too tech savvy with that kind of thing. I may end up trying a digital photo to attach here later.
"Keep 'em rolling!"
John Barta, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
42 WLA ("Hun Huntin' Harley")
NRA Life Member