Official After-Action Reports
UPDATED: 7 May 2012
The following are links to various after-action reports written by commanding officers or senior surviving officers of the various commands (unless otherwise indicated).
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Link and file credits:
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Organization
MSGT Walt Grist, USMC-Ret
Eric Mitchell, www.pby.com
CAPT Richard Scharff, SC, USN-Ret
FLEET & TASK FORCE COMMANDERS
USS YORKTOWN (CV-5)
VB-3 (.pdf file)
VB-5 (a.k.a. "VS-5") (.pdf file)
VT-3 (WO Corl) (.pdf file)
VT-3 (CAP Esders) (.pdf file)
USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6)
VF-6 (LT Gray) (“Decision at Midway”)
VF-6 (LT Gray) (excerpt from unofficial VF-6 “War Record” - .pdf file)
USS HORNET (CV-8)
OTHER SHIPS & SQUADRONS
MAG 22 (commanding officer's report) (.pdf file)
MAG 22 (executive officer's report) (.pdf file)
VMF-221 (.pdf file)
VMSB-241 (.pdf file)
VT-8 TBF Detachment (.pdf file)*
*These are media articles rather than official reports.