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Joseph Landy

Joseph J. Landy (Deceased)
U.S. Navy, USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
Pacific Theater



Tuesday March 21st
Aircraft Chief on the USS San Jacinto
By Joseph Landy

Ensign George H. W. Bush was pilot of a TBM Avenger torpedo-bomber in Air Group 51 aboard the San Jacinto - a light aircraft carrier of the INDEPENDENCE class. Aircraft chief Joe Landy was onboard from it's launching on September 26, 1943 at Camden NJ until it returned to San Francisco from Tokyo Bay by the great circle route after the war ended. More frightening than the enemy was the two typhoons in which seven destroyers were sunk and the cruiser Pittsburgh lost its bow. He will tell about his time aboard the SAN JAC.


Some sad news...
Saturday, January 20th, 2001

Joseph J. Landy of Doylestown, PA passed away on Saturday, January 20th, 2001 at Doylestown Hospital after having fought a heroic battle with a lengthy illness. He was 81. Click here to see his obituary.