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WWII Patch, USN, VT-2 VTB-2, USS Lexington, #2

WWII Patch, USN, VT-2  VTB-2, USS Lexington, #2

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WWII US Navy Squadron Patch #2
Navy Torpedo Squadron 2
Navy Torpedo Bomb Squadron 2
VT = Torpedo Squadron
VTB= Torpedo Bombing Squadron
USS Lexington
USS Hornet

5.5 inches

Battle of the Coral Sea
The Battle of the Coral Sea. The battle, fought during May 4–8, 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States (U.S.) and Australia.

In an attempt to strengthen their defensive positioning for their empire in the South Pacific, Imperial Japanese forces decided to invade and occupy Port Moresby in New Guinea and Tulagi in the southeastern Solomon Islands. The plan to accomplish this, called Operation MO, involved several major units of Japan's Combined Fleet, including two fleet carriers and a light carrier to provide air cover for the invasion fleets, under the overall command of Shigeyoshi Inoue. The U.S. learned of the Japanese plan through signals intelligence and sent two United States Navy carrier task forces and a joint Australian-American cruiser force, under the overall command of Frank Jack Fletcher, to oppose the Japanese offensive.

Task Force 17 - Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher
     Task Group 17.5 (Carrier Air Group) - Rear Admiral Aubrey Fitch, Officer in Tactical Command (OTC)
          Lexington Air Group - Commander William B. Ault
                + Fighting 2 (VF-2) - 21 Wildcat fighters
                + Bombing 2 (VB-2) - 18 SBD dive bombers
                + Scouting 2 (VS-2) - 17 SBD dive bombers
                + Torpedo 2 (VT-2) - 12 TBD torpedo bombers
          destroyers Morris, Anderson, Hammann, Russell

March 10, 1942 Raid on Lae-Salamaua
This raid by Lexington and Yorktown  was intended to cover a troop convoy between Noumea and Australia while at the same time complying with Admiral King’s simple order to “attack the enemy.” Japanese ships present after the March 8 landings at Lae-Salamaua on Huon Gulf, in the bight of New Guinea facing the Bismark Sea, provided the targets.
The 13 TBDs  Lexington put up from Torpedo Two were armed with the Mk XIII aerial torpedo. These aircraft executed torpedo attacks on several ships in the Huon Gulf. One hit was claimed; the rest of the torpedoes malfunctioned. This use of the Devastator was of course a requirement of the aircraft when the Request for Proposal that resulted in its production was issued in 1934. Its use as a torpedo bomber on March 10 was known to be a bit of a gamble while the mission was being planned, the 10000 ft-plus height of the subject mountain range providing a challenge to the heavily loaded TBDs. It looked at first that VT-2 would not be able to climb over the mountains, and would be forced to turn back. However, the C.O. Lt Cdr James Brett, an experienced glider pilot, noted some portions of the jungle-covered peaks in cloud-induced shadow. Knowing the relatively cool shadowed terrain produced thermal updrafts he led the TBDs to them and thereby got enough of a boost to get to the other side.

Price: $115.00

Product Code: PatchUSN.002.VT2.ussLexington.v2
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