Tag: A-6 Intruder
THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE CLOSE CALL THAT ALMOST STARTED WORLD WAR III OFF THE KOREAN PENINSULA IN 1969John Newlin -
“This is the Chief-of-Staff: Launch the alert five.” In just minutes we could hear the A-6 engines starting directly above on the flight deck On Apr. 14, 1969 a North Korean MiG-21 shot down an unarmed EC-121 propeller-driven aircraft which was on a routine reconnaissance patrol over the Sea of Japan from its base at Atsugi, Japan. The entire 31-man...
GRUMMAN MEMORIAL PARK TO GET A MONUMENT IN MEMORY OF TWO GRUMMAN TEST PILOTS THAT DIED IN F-111B CRASHDario Leone -
The F-111B monument could take the place of the F-14 Tomcat currently on display The Grumman Memorial Park will be getting a monument to mark the crash of a F-111B in 1967 that killed two Grumman test pilots. According to Riverhead News-Review in fact, Riverhead Town Board members gave an informal OK to go ahead with the project which will be...
THIS UNKNOWN STORY OF 35 U.S. NAVY COMBAT PLANES PERFORMING CARRIER NIGHT LANDINGS DURING A TYPHOON MAKES CLEAR WHY U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS ARE THE GOLD STANDARDWillie Maddox -
In the end, all 35 planes landed safely. When I talked to several pilots afterwards, they reported that they never saw the ship once. In 1972 I was on the USS Midway, CVA-41 (now a museum in San Diego). On a cloudy afternoon we launched 35 planes, a mixture of F-4s, A-6s and A-7s, into North Vietnam. Once the launch was complete...
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