smswiere wrote:but 'right' for some isn't always 'right' for others
Ha! you got that right my friend. Remember with history there's only one 'right', but unfortunately when greed, fame and fortune are involved, that 'right' can be twisted in many directions with the outcome fabricated so far out in left field that the real truth is buried, and people are stuck believing something that isn't true. Happens everyday. Fortunately for you your thesis is directed at a subject that has a pretty clear history path. And you happen to come across this forum that so happens to have some real smart folks when it comes to this type of history. All the best to you.
This is a page from dad's logbook showing his USS Wolverine training. Not much there, but not much needed back then. No time to hang out too long as these pilots were quickly trained and shipped out to the carriers in the Pacific. Dad's name was Ens. James E. Mansfield
Hope this helps.