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Jerry Beasley Photo Collection

4th Vietnam Cruise, 28 December 1967–17 August 1968
with Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19), "NM"

A-4C Skyhawks from CVW-19's VA-195 "Dambusters" and a couple planes prepared for transport (including one from Ranger's CVW-2) on the flight deck of Ticonderoga.

UH-2B Seasprite, BuNo 151309, modex UP96, HC-1 "Pacific Fleet Angels" Det. 14.

A-4F Skyhawks from VA-192 "Golden Dragons" (side number 205) and VA-23 "Black Knights" (305 & 302), RF-8G Crusader from VFP-63 "Eyes of the Fleet" Det. 14 (603) and the nose of a KA-3B Skywarrior (probably from VAH-4 "Fourrunners" Det. 14).

A-4C Skyhawk, BuNo 148525, prepared for transport.

A-4C Skyhawk, BuNo 145117, modex WL15, from VMA-311 "Tomcats," prepared for transport.

Left to right: F-8E Crusader, Fighter Squadron (VF) 191 "Satan's Kittens," modex NM112, assigned to LT(JG) Dennis E. "Denny" Shoup; F-8E, VF-194 "Red Lightings," BuNo 150932(?), NM411; F-8E, BuNo 149146(?), NM414; RF-8G Crusader, BuNo 146901(?), NM603, Light Photographic Squadron (VFP) 63 "Eyes of the Fleet" Det. 14; F-8E, BuNo 150903(?), NM103, VF-191, assigned to LCDR Raymond D. "Ray" Slingerland.

A-4C Skyhawk (background), F-8E Crusader (foreground).

A-4C Skyhawk and EA-1F Skyraider (background), F-8E Crusaders.

Hong Kong, probably 19–25 June 1968. F-8E Crusaders, Fighter Squadron (VF) 194 "Red Lightnings" (side number 410), VF-191 "Satan's Kittens" (106, BuNo 150915).
Note HMS Defender (D114) in the background.

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