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There's an excellent article in the NY Times Magazine on finding the wreckage of the Wasp, sunk by 3 Japanese torpedos on 15 Sept 1942 with the loss of 194 sailors.

Wreck of CV-7 was found on 1-14-2019 by the research vessel RV Petrel funded by Paul Allen who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and died in October at age 65.

Official U.S.Navy announcement is here.

Wikipedia article on the USS Wasp.

There may be a few of the Wasp's crew still alive, but if a sailor was 18 on that day then he'd be 95 today; sad to think there may be none left. I googled for a while and couldn't find any info.

The Japanese submarine was the I-19. Excerpt of the Wiki article: "On November 25, 1943, at 20:49, 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Makin Island, destroyer USS Radford detected I-19 on the surface with radar. After I-19 submerged, Radford attacked her with depth charges. I-19 was lost with all hands in this attack."
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