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North American Trojan (N28ZZ) - "Asian Persuasion," a North American T-28C (NX28ZZ // N28ZZ), displaying historic Lady Lex (USS Lexington, CV-2) carrier title.
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North American Trojan (N28ZZ)

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"Asian Persuasion," a North American T-28C (NX28ZZ // N28ZZ), displaying historic Lady Lex (USS Lexington, CV-2) carrier title.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I think the Lady Lex was damaged so severely in the Battle of the Coral Sea that it was scuttled by the US Navy the day after the battle. I'm not 100% positive if I am recalling my WWII info correctly so I will check to confirm if the preceding info is accurate.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The above info is correct. The Lady Lex (aka The Gray Lady, built in the Quincy, MA, shipyard by Boston) was so heavily damaged by the Japanese during the Battle of the Coral Sea that the fires on it could not be controlled and it was scuttled on 8 May 42 by torpedoes from the US Destroyer USS Phelps. This made the USS Lexington the first US aircraft carrier to be sunk in WWII.
I cannot find any indication that T-28 aircraft were employed on the Lexington; however, I did find official US Navy information stating that the following aircraft types were used on it: Martin T9M torpedo bombers, Curtiss F6 fighters, Grumman JF Ducks, Vought Corsairs, Boeing F4Bs, and Grumman F2Fs. In addition, a Vought observation aircraft was stationed on the Lady Lex.
Arthur Kushner
Gary, the T-28 was produced after the war. Thus did not operate from the Lex.
Darryl Sarno
Cool catch Gary!
Ron Wellman
The first Lexington, CV2, was lost in 1942. The second Lexington, CV16, was launched in Sept 1942 and spent its last years in a training role and is now a floating museum in Corpus Christi, TX.
ken kemper
Cool Photo Gary..............

T-28's were a superb trainer and well-liked by the Laotian air force during the Vietnam conflict. In Sheboygan, close by to me, there is a Hmong Museum and Memorial to the Laotian Fighter pilots that flew T-28's. Half did not survive the war. Plane was great for striking the enemy in rough terrain. WI has a lot of Hmong Survivors and their descendants that came after the conflict.
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