Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet found in South Pacific

A World War II aircraft carrier, best known for taking part in the Doolittle raid on Japan in April 1942, the USS Hornet, has been discovered off the coast of the Soloman Islands in the South Pacific. The wreck was found at a depth of nearly 17,500 feet. Hornet was sunk during the brutal battle of the Santa Cruz Islands that raged from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 1942.

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