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    • Day 4

      San Diego: USS Midway

      May 23 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Pretty unique. Visited retired US aircraft carrier used from Vietnam to Desert Storm in Iraq conflict. I would've been too tall to survive living on an aircraft carrier! Girls not feeling so well, but Leo and I got a good tour and Leo earned his junior navy pilot wings (badge ceremony salute pic included!).

      Named after the epic Midway battle 6 months after Pearl Harbour. Another hugely significant moment in WWII, outgunned by the Japanese, extraordinary heroism, sacrifice and 'good fortune' led to an unexpected victory.

      Some stats: 4500 crew when it was operational, 13,000 meals served daily and 240,000 gallons of fresh water needed every day! Costs $1.2M every day it was operational and when it was built it was the largest ship in the world.
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