USS Independence

Behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie: when the iconic A-6 flew to Hollywood

Behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie: when the iconic A-6 flew to Hollywood

During the Vietnam War 84 A-6 Intruder attack aircraft were lost, but the toughness of the planes and their pilots… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the USAF B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that did a fly-by below the flight deck of USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier

In 1990 a USAF B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber was five miles out from USS Independence and asked permission to do… Read More

1 year ago

“Amerigo Vespucci, you are still the most beautiful ship in the world!” George H.W. Bush Sails Alongside Amerigo Vespucci like Independence did in 1962

More than sixty years later, Amerigo Vespucci recreated the moment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN… Read More

1 year ago

[Video] F-14A Lands on Carrier Without Nose Gear: Tomcat pilot could not notice the no nose gear, the LSOs did not see the gear up

In the F-14 cockpit, a combination of failures resulted in a display of nose gear down. The LSOs did not… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the US Navy A-6 Intruder that was accidentally shot down by a Japanese destroyer

On Jun. 3, 1996 a Japanese destroyer accidentally shot down a US Navy A-6E Intruder with a Phalanx CIWS during… Read More

4 years ago

Remembering the Ill-Fated 1983 U.S. Strike on Lebanon

The A-6 crew ejected, and Lt Mark Adam Lange soon succumbed to injuries suffered in the process of leaving the… Read More

5 years ago

When the A-6 flew to Hollywood: behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie

Flight of the Intruder was made with complete U.S. Navy cooperation: the USS Independence provided for two weeks of filming… Read More

6 years ago

THIS FLIGHT HELMET WAS WORN BY COMMANDER DAN “DARTH VADER” CAIN WHILE HE WAS FLYING VF-21 FREELANCERS F-14A TOMCATs

This flight helmet was worn by then Commander Dan "Darth" Cain during his service in VF-21 in 1990 May 4… Read More

7 years ago