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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
(bluejacket.com)
Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS RANDOLPH   (CV-15)
(later CVA-15 and CVS-15)

Photo Albums


Album of David Oestreich

After graduating from Yale, David served as a gunnery officer on USS Randolph (CVA-15). While there, in 1954–56, he took a number of pictures of the ship and flight ops.

1954–1955


"USS Randolph (CVA-15)"
2.03 Mb

"Flight ops." Two HUP-2 Retrievers from HU-2 Det. 36 "Fleet Angels;" AJ-1 Savage from VC-8 Det. 36 "Checkertails"
2.74 Mb

"Helo up." Two HUP-2 Retrievers from HU-2 Det. 36 "Fleet Angels;" F2H-2P Banshee from VC-62 "Fighting Photos" (left); AJ-1 Savage from VC-8 Det. 36 "Checkertails" (right)
2.69 Mb

"Flight deck." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters" (foreground); F2H-3 Banshees from VF-41 "Black Aces" (left); AD-6 Skyraiders from VA-42 "Green Pawns" (background)
3.01 Mb

"Flight ops." F9F-6 Cougars from VF-21 "Mach Busters" (foreground and right); F2H-3 Banshees from VF-41 "Black Aces" (left); AD-6 Skyraiders from VA-42 "Green Pawns" (background)
2.05 Mb

"Cougar." F9F-6 Cougars from VF-21 "Mach Busters" (right); F2H-3 Banshees from VF-41 "Black Aces" (left); AD-6 Skyraiders from VA-42 "Green Pawns" and AJ-1 Savages from VC-8 Det. 36 "Checkertails" (background)
2.46 Mb

"Flight deck." F9F-6 Cougars from VF-21 "Mach Busters" (right); F2H-3 Banshees from VF-41 "Black Aces" (left); AD-6 Skyraiders from VA-42 "Green Pawns" and AJ-1 Savages from VC-8 Det. 36 "Checkertails" (background)
2.17 Mb


"Banshee taking off." F2H-2 Banshees from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.00 Mb

"Taking off." F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.14 Mb

"Taking off." F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.21 Mb

"Cat fires." F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.18 Mb

"Away she goes." F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.39 Mb

"Away." F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.39 Mb

"Landing." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
1.98 Mb

"Landing." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
1.97 Mb

"Landing." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
2.02 Mb

"Wings Up." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
2.18 Mb

"LSO"
2.55 Mb

"Landing." TBM-3 Avenger from VR-24 "World's Biggest Little Airline" gets waved off
2.50 Mb

"Fly By." F2H-3 Banshee from VF-41 "Black Aces"
2.03 Mb


"Get That Wire." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
2.66 Mb


"Down." F2H Banshee
2.58 Mb


"Safe." F9F-6 Cougar from VF-21 "Mach Busters"
2.68 Mb

TBM-3 Avenger from VR-24 "World's Biggest Little Airline" launching; F2H-3 Banshees from VF-41 "Black Aces" and AJ-1 Savage from VC-8 Det. 36 "Checkertails" (right)
2.04 Mb
 
'3"/50 Firing.' F2H-2 Banshee from VF-34 "Blue Blasters"
2.28 Mb

"Attack." These appear to be AD-4N Skyraiders from VC-33 Det. 36 "Night Hawks"
2.07 Mb
 

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