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2 edition of Western Pacific cruise, 1964-1965. found in the catalog.

Western Pacific cruise, 1964-1965.

Ranger (Aircraft carrier : CVA-61)

Western Pacific cruise, 1964-1965.

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Published by The Ranger in [United States? .
Written in English

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  • Ranger (Aircraft carrier : CVA-61)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesWestpac 64-65, CVA-61.
    ContributionsCarmichael, Charles L., Gravat, John J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVA65.R35 A47 1965
    The Physical Object
    Paginationca 300 p. :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2424887M
    LC Control Number87110615

    The warship arrived in Pearl Harbor on 24 July and began a month of exercises in the Hawaiian Islands. The warship operated with the 7th Fleet for the next five months. The warship reentered Pearl Harbor on 9 December and began a month of air training operations in the Hawaiian Islands. Its designation was changed to VPB in October She sent her planes against Luzon targets and on antishipping strikes on the 6th and 7th. After an overnight stop at Pearl Harbor on 23 and 24 February, she resumed her voyage east and arrived in Alameda on 28 February.

    She resumed west coast operations for about two months. All thirty of the refugees eventually immigrated to the United States, and have successfully established themselves and their families within both the Vietnamese and American communities. The only exception to that routine came on 7 April when it was discovered that a Japanese task force built around the elusive battleship, Yamato, was steaming south for one last, desperate, offensive. That movement resulted in a one-day raid on the 16th before the two task groups headed back to the Marianas to join in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Upon her return to the waters off Vietnam, Walker reported to Coral Sea for duty as her escort and spent the majority of September in various antisubmarine warfare exercises.

    The ship remained in "mothballs" until 15 September when she was recommissioned and converted to an escort destroyer. The second ship on station, Walker received sporadic machine gunfire from the enemy ashore while a gig was returning with spotters and advisors to the ship for a briefing. Lindsay Williamson in command. In these cases, the name of the contributor is mentioned on the cruise book's index page. He remembers the pilot's look of fear, facing his impending death. After five days steaming, she reached the launch point and began sending planes aloft for the preliminary softening up of targets in preparation for the invasion of Saipan.


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Western Pacific cruise, 1964-1965. book

The warship reentered Pearl Harbor on 9 December and began a month of air training operations in the Hawaiian Islands. During this operation, Walker experienced her first air action and downed one enemy fighter plane as well as provided gunfire support in the Dulag area.

The third succeeded in planting his bomb on the signal bridge. On the 18th, the carrier set a course for the Marianas and, on the 22d, conducted a single day of raids on enemy airfields and installations on Saipan. On 8 and 9 August, the carrier launched her planes at northern Honshu and southern Hokkaido.

Walker began service assigned to an escort carrier unit providing air support for the amphibious forces headed for Guam.

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Contact me using our contact form and I will see what I can do for you. She completed her conversion that fall and, on 14 October, was placed back in full commission. Wheaton, sister of the late Mrs. She completed repairs on 6 October and departed Puget Sound on the 9th.

She arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, on 18 April and departed again on the 29th. Walker served in several capacities: providing call fire, harassment, and interdiction fire for airborne spotters; acting as a rescue destroyer for Hornet, Bon Homme Richard and Constellation ; and firing around-the-clock missions for numerous Army and Marine units.

On 30 and 31 March, she launched air strikes on enemy installations located in the Palau Islands; and, on 1 April, her aviators went after the island of Woleai.

Upon her return to the waters off Vietnam, Walker reported to Coral Sea for duty as her escort and spent the majority of September in various antisubmarine warfare exercises.

You Western Pacific cruise interested in having a hard bound reproduction made of one of the books listed here? She fueled on the 13th and, on the 15th, launched raids on Formosa and Canton in China.

One plane dropped a torpedo just after dark which passed close astern. Yorktown reentered the anchorage at Ulithi on 1 March. Higbee returned to San Diego 8 February She arrived at the launch point on the 25th and sent two raids aloft to bomb and strife airfields in the Western Pacific cruise of Tokyo.

The warship entered Pearl Harbor on 11 May and, for the next 18 days, conducted training operations in the Hawaiian Islands. On the 19th, she arrived at the launch point near Jaluit and Mili and, early that morning, launched the first of a series of raids to suppress enemy airpower during the amphibious assaults on Tarawa, Abemama, and Makin.

By early Januarymissions had challenged 3, merchant vessels. On the morning of 26 January, she reentered Ulithi lagoon with TF After retiring to the east for the night, she resumed those air raids early on the morning of the 6th and continued them through most of the day.

On the 17th, she repeated those strikes before heading toward the Bonins. Walker arrived at Pearl Harbor on 23 October and spent a month in post-deployment leave, type training, and a reserve cruise. In order to protect against the possibility of Communist invasion of Nationalist China, Higbee also participated in patrol of Formosa Straits.

Skinny Dragon aircrew and maintenance personnel conducted the first armed detachment from Doha, Qatar, flying 21 straight days with weapons and exercised the first hour armed ready alert MPA posture in the Arabian Gulf. After eight days at Majuro, she sortied with her task group on 12 February to conduct air strikes on the main Japanese anchorage at Truk Atoll.

That storm sank three destroyers, Spence DDHull DDand Monaghan DDand Yorktown participated in some of the rescue operations for the survivors of those three destroyers.

One member of his gun crew actually threw his helmet at the plane as it passed. Yorktown, however, remained fully operational, and her antiaircraft gunners brought the offender down.The F9F-8s were replaced by the North American FJ-3 Fury in and the squadron made a Western Pacific cruise aboard USS (, /66), VF made another two cruises to the Western Pacific aboard Oriskany.

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