nearly a decade before
Originally Posted by Fedaykin
"Before the war" means 1941, when it was clear the U.S would not be able to stay out of the war that had started nearly a decade before.
The Essex class ship were all built between 1941 and 1950. The Essex herself was laid down on 28 April, 1941.
The Yorktown (2nd Essex class) was laid down 6 days before Pearl.
Nice try at dodging the point btw.
That she did. Luckily she had the industrial infrastructure necessary to do that !@#$%^&* kicking.
typical liberal making crap up!! the earliest part of WWII was when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938..
3 years before we entered the war.. hardly a decade..