MEET THE ELEVEN from Eleven The Movie
Carrier Air Group 11 was commissioned on Oct 10, 1942 as (CVG-11). They recorded a large number of “firsts,” establishing its place as one of the US Navy’s top fighting air groups.
In June 1943, pilots and aircrews from CVG-11 conducted the first daylight raids off Guadalcanal Island during the fighting in the Solomon Islands and New Georgia operations during World War II.
During its second combat tour (1944-45) CVG-11 participated in operations over Leyte Gulf, French Indochina, Formosa Island, and China while flying off the deck of the USS Hornet. For these operations, CVG-11 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.
The legacy of CVG-11 carries on today as Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) headquartered at Naval Air Station Lemoore and attached to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.
MEET THE veterans discovered after the film's release
During the film tour, four more Air Group 11 veterans came forward!