Eyewitness to USS Independence: First Hand Accounts

Click on the links below to read eyewitness accounts from USS Independence veterans. Accounts are available in PDF format.

Van Orden Square Photo

Rear Admiral M. Dick Van Orden, USN (Ret.)

A MogMog Liberty (October 1944)

Shademaids: Night-Fighter Pilots Aboard Independence (1944)

Leyte Gulf Operations (1944)

Pacific Typhoon (1944)

Replenishment (1945)

Seim Square Ohoto

Captain Harvey B. Seim, USN (Ret.)

USS Independence: Pioneer Night Carrier


Herman Bell Square Photo

Herman Bell

My Navy Story and Life on USS Independence


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