" The difficult, we do immediately; . . . . The impossible takes a little longer "
(ship's motto given to crew by Capt. Rudolph Johnson)



For those of you that would like to make donations to the CVL-22 website, to help pay for the

web hosting, registration, and maintenance,  you can send it to:

Wyatt Wolfe  - 22336 W. Shadow Dr. Buckeye AZ 85326

We will make dedications to any Naval Veteran that you wish

Dedication Page


I recently received a photo from Michael Sass, Jr. - His father 

Michael Sass, and his uncle, Frank Kistler both served on the Indy 

 Taken September 16th 1945 while in Tokyo Bay

Photo  Names List






Here are a few things I own I thought you guys might like to see,

One is an envelope that was mailed from aboard the CVL-22 on Oct 27, 1945 ( Navy Day)  


The next item is a postcard that was mailed from aboard a previous

USS Independence  in 1909! 



We have not received any new stories to put in the Story of the Month section,

  If you have a short story you would like to share with us, please e-mail it to 



Obtaining Personal Awards, Unit Awards,
and Replacement Medals



WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.   

 If you click on the above link, you can register WW II veterans

so they can be included on a revolving scroll at the site.

The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated

one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution

and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to

the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is now operated

by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about visiting the memorial, accessibility, parking, directions,

special events and other details, please visit the National Park Service Web site

at or call the Park Service at (202) 619-7222.



I recently received a couple of photos from Bert Wolfe -  His father-In-Law, Russell J Carothers

served on board the Independence - I have cleaned them up and colorized them.. I have no info on the individuals in the photos