USS Cabot (CVL 28) Flight Deck

This exhibit depicts the decorated light carrier USS Cabot and includes a replica of the wooden flight deck and island superstructure.  Assisted by his son, the same sailor who painted the original scoreboard highlighting the combat record of the ship and its embarked air groups duplicated his work for the museum.  Famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle spent time on board Cabot, the only aircraft carrier he ever visited, and gave her the nickname the “Iron Woman.”