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Hawkeye shows its Arresting Hook

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The Hawkeye lowers his arresting hook and catches the third wire on the Kitty Hawk

 by Brad Jones

Ships shown here are in the gulf of tonkin, on yankee station, 1965

Photo from Brad Jones
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk


What: Recovery of Aircraft
When: January 1968
Where: Aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
Location: On Yankee Station - Tonkin Gulf, North Vietnam
Who: VAW-114 Hormel Hawgs
Aircraft: E-2A Hawkeye

Look closely and you'll see that the wire is already off the hook. Once the pilot lifts the hook, the AB (Aviation Boatswain's Mate) standing there will signal to reel in the arresting wire.


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