The U.S.S. Lexington (CV16)
Veterans of the Blue Ghost
U.S.S. Lexington CV-16, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 2002
Lady Lex Links

Veterans of the Blue Ghost Home Page

George "Ray" Rabenstine
History Page

Helen Rabenstine History Pages

Chester "Pete" Zeller History Pages

Add Your Oral History! Questionnaire for Veterans of the Blue Ghost

US.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay

Tarawa to Tokyo Sabrina Roper's Fantastic site on the U.S.S. Lexington

U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 Association

NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

History of the U.S.S. Lexington at

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"Iraqi Bill"
U.S.S. Lexington (CV16) Corpus Christi, Texas, May 2002 (Photo by Jake Whitson  1 )
To the Veterans of the Blue Ghost  website.  This forum is for veterans and family members to share thier experiences of service aboard the U.S.S. Lexington (CV16).

Explore the pages of the Veterans of the Blue Ghost to find the following:

Read about the U.S.S. Lexington, her battles and the stories of the men who proudly served aboard her.

Share your own memories of the U.S.S. Lexington by filing out and submitting a Questionnaire.

Plan a visit to the U.S.S. Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

And don't forget to sign the Veterans of the Blue Ghost Guest Book!


This site is dedicated to my grandfather,
George "Ray" Rabenstine, (1921-1991) AAM2C, U.S. Navy, 1942-1945, U.S.S. Lexington "Plankowner."

The  U.S.S. Lexington (CV16) was commissioned, on February 17, 1943, and served the United States through WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, and Vietnam before becoming the first Aircraft Carrier to be designated as a training facility (CVT-16) on January 1, 1969. The affectionately named "Blue Ghost" was decommissioned on November 8, 1991, and now serves our country as a museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

For her distinguished service during WWII, the U.S.S. Lexington was the recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation and has 11 battle stars to her credit. To learn more on the history of the U.S.S. Lexington  and her various missions, please visit the exceptional websites listed in the "LADY LEX LINKS" section.
Site Design by: A. Whitson. Last Modified November 28, 2004