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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive


Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS INDEPENDENCE   (CVA-62)

Photos from the collection of Harry B. Kidd, PH2, USS Independence, 1969–1970


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Flight deck ops, 1970: F-4J Phantom IIs, A-4E Skyhawks, RA-5C Vigilantes, and a KA-3B Skywarrior.
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Launching the COD (C-1 Trader), 1970. Marine A-4E Skyhawk from VMA-331 "Bumblebees" in the foreground.
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Launch preparation, 1970. A-4E Skyhawk from VMA-331 "Bumblebees" and F-4J Phantom II from VF-33 "Tarsiers."
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Aircraft maintenance, 1970. F-4J Phantom II from VF-102 "Diamondbacks."
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Indy at anchor, Malta, 1970.
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Launching an F-8 Crusader, date unknown.
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Soviet Petya II-class frigate shadowing Indy in the Med, 1970. F-4J Phantom IIs from VF-102 and VF-33 on flight deck.
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Air Boss ops & PLAT-camera station.
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Kaman UH-2B Seasprite, BuNo 151334, modex HU26, from HC-2 "Fleet Angels."
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Kaman UH-2B Seasprite, BuNo 151334, modex HU26, from HC-2 "Fleet Angels."
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Special delivery by CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 365 "Blue Knights," 1970.
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Special delivery by CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 365 "Blue Knights," 1970.
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F-4J Phantom II from VF-102 "Diamondbacks" recovers aboard Indy.
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A-4C Skyhawk recovers aboard Indy.
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A-4C Skyhawk from VA-106 "Gladiators" (BuNo 147736) recovers aboard Indy.
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A-4C Skyhawk from VSF-1 "War Eagles" (BuNo 149608, modex AG515) recovers aboard Indy.
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SH-3A Sea King from HS-2 "Golden Falcons" and F-4J Phantom II (BuNo 155767) from VF‑33 "Tarsiers."
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SH-3A Sea King (BuNo 152122) from HS-2 "Golden Falcons" in flight.
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SH-3A Sea King (BuNo 152110) from HS-2 "Golden Falcons" about to recover.
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A-6A Intruder (BuNo 154131) from VA-65 "Tigers" recovers aboard Indy (probably in 1970).
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Flight deck operations (c.1970). Planes from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.
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A-4E Skyhawks from VMA-331 "Bumblebees." BuNos 151086 (AG301) & 151163 (AG305).
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F-4J Phantom II, VF-102 "Diamondbacks," Ready CAP.
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Photos from the collection of Jeff Padell, PH3, USS Independence
Mediterranean Sea, 1976 (15 October 1975–5 May 1976)
Carrier Air Wing 7 (tail code "AG")



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Color Darkroom.
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Signalman by bridge.
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Bridge
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VERTREP. Helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight, BuNo 152563, HW07, HC-6 "Chargers."
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VERTREP. Helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight, BuNo 153341, HW21, HC-6 "Chargers." USS Butte (AE-27) in the background.
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VERTREP. Helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight, BuNo 153341, HW21, HC-6 "Chargers."
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Cat shot, F-4J Phantom II, BuNo 155863 (AG200), VF‑33 "Tarsiers."
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Flight deck, looking aft.
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F-4J Phantom IIs, BuNo 155746 (AG210), left, and BuNo 155530 (AG206), VF-33 "Tarsiers."
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C-1A Trader, "Miss Liberty Belle," BuNo 136750 (CD750), COD.
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C-1A Trader, "Miss Liberty Belle," BuNo 136750 (CD750), COD.
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A-6E Intruder, BuNo 158536 (AG505), VA-65 "Tigers."
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USS Mullinnix (DD-944), as seen from Indy's flight deck.
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USS Independence (CV-62), with Mt. Etna in the background, Sicily, Italy (Jeff didn't take this photo but printed it).
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USS William H. Standley (CG-32) and USS Independence (CV-62) conduct an UNREP from (probably) USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98). (Jeff didn't take this photo but printed it.)
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