The display has pictures of the USS Hornet with 16 B-25B on its deck. She had a displacement of 26,932 tons, 28 ft draft, top speed of 32.5 knots and range of over 14,000 miles. USS Hornet, CV8, was launched on Dec. 14, 1940. On completing her trained out of Norfolk the USS Hornet sailed for the West Coast via the Panama Canal on March 1942. While at San Francisco, CA., sixteen US Army Air Forces B-25s were loaded onto Hornet's flight deck. The B-25B Mitchell medium bombers had a top speed of 275 mph and a range of 2,000.