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Pictures of the Fire on the
USS Forrestal CVA-59, 

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Some great pictures from Brad Jones.
Aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, Tonkin Gulf, Yankee station off of Viet Nam.

USS Forrestal CVA-59.
 


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A Second photo of the British Navy Tidesurge (A98), photographs the USS Forrestal Fire Damage in 1967

Photo from Brad Jones
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk & the USS Forrestal.

the start of the viet nam war ordered by president johnson


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Here's the third photo of the fire on the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier in 1967.

Here's the third photo. Of course, being taken from below it can't begin to reveal the mess the flight deck was in. However, it does show how ratty we looked because once the paint was burned off the salt air took over. 

By the way, that trashy, rust-covered area directly under that one-of-few of our remaining RA-5C Vigilantes was the outside wall of our shop! Remember? All our possessions within there were pretty much gone. The elevator just aft of there was welded UP since all controls had been destroyed by the fire.

Remember?

Brad

 

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Situation Critical: The U.S.S. Forrestal (1997) 
 

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Situation Critical is the true story of the disaster that occurred aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, off the coast of North Vietnam. Witness the events as they unfold in real time, as the actual footage from TV cameras aboard the ship and voice recordings from the ship's PA system are used
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This movie is a must see for anyone that has the slightest interest in Aircraft carriers or in the Navy in General. I first saw the film in bootcamp as well in 1982. After bootcamp I was assigned to the USS John F. Kennedy for a tour of duty. The first film they showed us was this same film. It is very graphic and very disturbing to watch...but very captivating at the same time!! And I am sure the sailors who were there that day appreciate the fact that their day in "Hell" is now used as a training device to prevent the same thing from happening again. As anyone who has served on an aircraft carrier can tell you...they fly sometimes hundreds of sorties a day...and the fact that this accident hasn't been repeated goes to show you the value of this training film. Please buy this video and you wont be disappointed...this isn't Hollywood...this is life in a War Zone!!
 





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