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Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported. Jack Adams#Air 67
Jack Adams#Air 67
A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class. Jack Adams#Chief 66
Jack Adams#Chief 66
Everybody knew that I could type pretty well. Jack Adams#Everybody 60
Jack Adams#Everybody 60
In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies. Jack Adams#Basic 58
Jack Adams#Basic 58
We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby. Jack Adams#Air 56
Jack Adams#Air 56
My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches. Jack Adams#Assignment 55
Jack Adams#Assignment 55
I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton. Jack Adams#Became 53
Jack Adams#Became 53
You could tell that America was gearing up for war. Jack Adams#America 51
Jack Adams#America 51
The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4. Jack Adams#Invaded 50
Jack Adams#Invaded 50
On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor. Jack Adams#Built 45
Jack Adams#Built 45
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