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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
 

Album of Sully Augustine

LT(JG) Sully Augustine took pictures of flight ops aboard USS Randolph in 1967.

Thanks to Bob Canchola, BT, USS
Oriskany, 1971–73, for his help

1967


S-2E Trackers parked on the forward flight deck
296 Kb

E-1B Tracer recovering aboard, and a squadron mate parked on the flight deck
249 Kb

S-2E Tracker recovering aboard
305 Kb

S-2E Tracker has just recovered aboard Randolph
278 Kb


S-2E Tracker, VS-24 "Duty Cats."
343 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, BuNo 152694, AU53, HS-3 "Tridents." (Later converted to SH-3H and UH-3H; transferred to Canada as a training airframe in 2001.)
382 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, BuNo 152710, AU65, HS-3 "Tridents." (Later upgraded to SH-3G.)
312 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, HS-3 "Tridents" (appears to be AU65 again).
307 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, HS-3 "Tridents."
230 Kb

SH-3D Sea Kings, HS-3 "Tridents."
247 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, HS-3 "Tridents." E-1B Tracer (with its radar "dish") and S-2E Tracker on deck.
313 Kb

SH-3D Sea King, BuNo 152708, modex AU63, HS-3 "Tridents."
331 Kb
 
One of the HS-3 "Tridents" SH-3D Sea Kings in flight.
214 Kb

S-2E Tracker, BuNo 152360, modex AU18, VS-24 "Duty Cats."
290 Kb
 

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