This web site is dedicated to all those who served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA. Our primary emphasis is in the ship's early activities (mid-1940's) when my dad, Carl E. Crawford, served aboard ship in World War II.
Dad passed away on August 8, 2009. We will miss him greatly. I've added the obituary (acutally the funeral service pages) to the site. Click on the following links to see them. We love you Dad! You are our hero.
I recently received a gem from Michael Cassera about the U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA's work on the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests. You can access it by clicking here. Thanks Michael!
We currently have three of the log books from the U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA on this web site. My dad furnished the 44/45 log, John Zollo furnished the 45/46 log, and Bob Ketenheim and Carla Cox furnished the 1947 log.
A brief timeline of the U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA:
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