Tag: USS Bon Homme Richard

Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and his Stricken A-4
LTJG Al Crebo wasn't able to get his stricken A-4E back aboard USS Bon Homme Richard but it did keep flying long enough for him to get back out over the water and for pictures to be taken. Taken on Apr. 25, 1967 the pictures in this post shows LTJG Al Crebo's VA-212 A-4E...
The story of the the last guns-only aerial victory in Naval aviation history
So far, as of today the aerial victory achieved by lt. Cdr. Kirkwood remains the sole confirmed guns-only MiG kill credited to the F-8 Chance Vought's F-8 Crusader was the U.S. Navy's first fully operational supersonic aircraft, joining the fleet in 1957. Capable of speeds of Mach 1.8, the Crusader established an enviable records as a potent "MiG Killer" in...