World Battlefronts: Captain Dixie and the Ti

This week, still feeding out the story of the Japanese Kamikaze attacks in small doses, the Navy told how another carrier, the Ticonderoga, had been knocked out of action by suicide flyers. Among those who have sailed aboard the Ti is TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod. This is his story of the ship, which was laid up for repairs for 59 days, is now back with the fleet:

The most distinctive thing about the carrier Ticonderoga was her skipper. Captain Dixie Kiefer* is a short, barrel-chested seaman and airman who ran his ship by procedures...

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