USS Tripoli CVE-64 Sailor's Censored Mail May 9, 1945 - Pearl Harbor

USS Tripoli CVE-64 Sailor's Censored Mail May 9, 1945 - Pearl Harbor

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USS Tripoli CVE-64 Sailor's Censored Mail May 9, 1945 - Pearl Harbor

Tripoli transferred Composite Squadron 8 ashore to conduct operations from Hilo, Hawaii, before she loaded a miscellaneous cargo of fighters and bombers to be offloaded at Roi, in the Marshall Islands, where she made port on 20 February 1945. Returning to Pearl Harbor after this ferry run, the escort carrier commenced training operations which would continue through the end of the war, and into late 1945. With Japan's surrender and the end of hostilities in the Pacific, Tripoli was assigned to Operation Magic Carpet.

Arriving at San Diego on 29 August, with 500 Navy veterans, Tripoli returned to Pearl Harbor on 8 September, before resuming local operations - including night carrier qualifications - through November. She subsequently made one trip with Army passengers to San Pedro, California, and a further "Magic Carpet" run to San Diego. The carrier departed the west coast on 15 January 1946, for deactivation overhaul at Norfolk. On 22 May 1946, the need for her services not required, Tripoli was decommissioned and laid up in reserve.