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A Picture of a Navy Jet Pilot getting into his A-5 Vigilante Jet Fighter.

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Aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, Tonkin Gulf, Yankee station off of Viet Nam.
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Here's the flight deck crew helping a jet fighter pilot to get into his A5 Vigilante

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 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk

the start of the viet nam war ordered by president johnson

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Click Here's the flight deck crew helping a jet fighter pilot to get into his A-5 Vigilante.

    When: 15 December 1967
  Where: Aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
Location: On Yankee Station - Tonkin Gulf, North Vietnam
      Who: RVAH-11 Checkertails (NAS Sanford, Florida)

Aircraft: RA-5C Vigilante
Getting the aircraft ready for launch in the next sortie.

Another photo with my handwriting on the back. Don't remember why, but it's there. So, the date and location are firm, beyond any doubt. A lot was happening real fast at the time, so I'm glad I took a moment to write things down.


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