Every year (at least for the last 3 if not more) in March/April E. L. Wright middle school from Columbia, SC, comes to the USS Yorktown to learn about technology from World War II. This year around 95 students and their teachers arrived on Tuesday afternoon armed with notebooks, pens and pencils…and very eager to learn and ask questions. The following photos were taken courtesy of Mr. Kyle Reeves, one of E. L. Wright’s superb teachers who led the trip.
E. L. Wright students learn about the technology and effectiveness of the SBD Dauntless.
Attentive and focused like SBD pilots, E. L. Wright students listen beneath the dive flaps (see the holes in the flaps to prevent flutter) of the SBD, which helped make it the most deadly bomber in the Pacific War.
On the flight deck of USS Yorktown (new Cooper River bridge in distance) ELW students learn about aircraft carrier technologies that helped us win the Pacific war.
A view of the World War II kill boards attached to the island, they are from the air groups serving on the USS Yorktown (CV-10) during the war.