World Battlefronts: The Doings of Sara

In 1853 the U.S.S. Saratoga, a sloop-of-war, sailed in Commodore Matthe-Perry's fleet which knocked on Japan door with gifts of stoves, clocks, perfume and whiskey. Last month another Saratoga, the oldest U.S. carrier (launche in 1925), knocked at another Jap door.* This time the gift was bombs. Her skipper, reedy, rugged Hoosier Captain John B Cassady, last week told her story:

Strike One. Late in October the Jap massed powerful naval units at Rabaul their Southwest Pacific fortress on New Britain Island. They had to be knocked out.

Under Rear Admiral Frederick Sherman the "Sara" and a sister carrier, two anti aircraft cruisers...

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